I'm sure I am not alone when I say that expression can be the most important element of any sculpture or painting. When I use the term "expression," I mean it quite literally, although people express themselves in their art no matter what their subject or medium. I'm just not that deep with my creations. I create to create emotion, but that emotion comes from the expressions on the faces and posture of each of my sculptures.
Many people have said they see me in my work. My eyes, my expressions, no matter the creation. Making creations that look like Gin the bear, Gin the owl, Gin the bird. Before you start thinking of me as a narcissist, please don't. It may happen inadvertently. I may be creating my twin sister, the woman dearest to my heart. I've stared at my face my entire life without looking in the mirror. It's no wonder my sculptures look a little like me. When I look at them though, I see the eyes of my dog Ralph. He had the most sensitive eyes. I loved to look into them while I pet his brow. He filled me with so much love. I try to recreate that emotion with every piece I create. Sometimes I almost get there. :)
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