Thursday, January 29, 2009

This polymer clay bracelet was made using Dan Cormier's mokugame technique.  I love the exploration of cutting into the clay slab and discovering the variations of each slice.  I guess it's the controlled randomness that appeals to me.  

I think that the process parallels life (mine at least).  You have something that's familiar, clay; then color it; then you alter the colors and combine them.  Next you cut into the familiar and recombine it.  When you slice into this reconfiguration you find beauty - the familiar mixed with the unexpected.  See, you thought it was "just clay", but it's really the same process as living.  

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