Keen to grab a hold of the detail of skin, i took some casts of some faces, my parents faces were old enough, offering the texture and detail of a well lived life, and they were kind enough to volunteer, sadly only one of the casts worked but it will still be interesting to see what i can make of it.
Saturday, 29 January 2011
In a moment of madness i put my head in the scanner to see if i could warp my face as if it being stretched through time, in thought of the poem 'Leisure' ... 'WE HAVE NO TIME TO STAND AND STARE'...
So, a new unit and a new big idea to think up! My starting point will be the poem 'Leisure' by William Henry Davies (the one that was in the Centre Parks advert a few years back!)
'What is this life if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.'
Lets see where this goes...