It’s hot outside and it’s hot in my studio, so it goes when you’re working with molten wax. I embarrassed my husband by making him go with me to a house in our neighborhood who was discarding a shell of a piano. When I went by and saw it standing there waiting for the trash man, I immediately thought that I needed some of the keys. I tried to remove them by myself but alas I needed a man’s help. Enter my embarrassed dear husband. Picture the shell of this poor piece of trash, no strings, no back, no pedals only the shell with most of the black and white keys still intact. My husbands first response was that who ever discarded this would be mad that I was taking off the keys…..REALLY???? All I knew was that I had to make something with these keys and thus the piece called Music. My only regret is that I didn’t take all the keys as I have had so many ideas as to what to do with them since I started. I did go back that same day once I knew how to get them off but the trash man had already taken it to its new home.
“Proud” was made over Memorial Day as my tribute to our service men and woman of which my husband is a retired Airforce Veteran. I wanted it to look tattered and torn but strong as are our military personnel returning from war.
I write this blog as I am waiting patiently for my various vessels filled with beautiful wax to melt so I can begin my latest envision. Stay tuned.