I could repair the sculpture. Or leave it to decay further. Or build a new one.
As the (unpainted) title of the original sculpture suggests the work is not finished. It was a prototype for further work and could have been painted to fit more with the ancient legends. My procrastination has given this sculpture an opportunity to express itself its own way.
Post about the creation of the original sculpture:
I occasionally try to imagine what it would have been like before everything. Prior to creation, there was no time, no space, no matter. No light. No dark. No past. But all of the future. It is hard to get my head around it. Even harder to express in a work of art.
What was it like waiting for the first sunrise?
I have black wooden desk where I spend most of my time.
Like a sculptor who sees the statue in a block of stone or the potter who sees the pot in the lump of clay, artists see the potential. Their fear of empty space and abhorrence of a vacuum compels them to create and turn their imagination into reality. Motivation to overcome procrastination.
A social media presence is essential and Theo has recently joined a few social networks. Most of them allow for customization of the profile. Often the color scheme, background images and sometimes fonts are changeable to suit the personality of user.
It is rather dull and grey. It cries out “replace me with anything colorful!”.
Producing Horror vacui to answer this cry was rather quick and simple:
Create an image 851 by 315 pixels in GIMP (OpenSource photo editing software).
Capture an image of pencils and a paintbrush with my Macbook FaceTime HD camera and Photo Booth.
Import the photo into GIMP and use various tools and effects to produce the art.
Select the objects and move them to a new layer.
Select the natural highlights and shadows of the background and render clouds/plasma and apply canvas and weave filters.
Add a filters for coffee stain and torn border
Thiswork, Horror vacui, represents what the artist sees when they look at a blank canvas. The image hidden deep within the fabric is trying to break through the canvas and become visible.
Horror vacui is representative of theme of potential in Theo’s Prospective collection – art which is prophetic or predictive in nature and hints at what could be. Due to the urgency and speed of its creation, this work is not necessarily representative of the quality of the rest of the collection.