I recently won a contest that was about creative reuse and recycle of objects. I shared my Liwet sculpture and got so many beautiful comments on it, the photo was shared all over the world. That is thrilling to know that so many people love what I created. As an artist you always wonder if everyone else will like what you made. It’s not enough sometimes to love it myself. I want to know that someone else loves it too. And boy did they. I am excited that I won, I get a free tshirt from Sustainableman:) :) I know I will enjoy wearing it.
So some of the comments on the photo of Liwet were very inspiring. Hearing what other saw in the work, but I have to share this one that made me smile…
The person posted…”absolutely beautiful. i just cant help thinking that it symbolizes draconian ideology. shielding the heart with money. wings that symbolize an evolved reptilian. I may be wrong. Maybe it symbolizes the left behind shell of a past experience hence the absence of the rest of the body.”
That wow’d me. I have no idea what to say to that lol. This is what I wrote back… “Sounds cool. But honestly when I started creating it, it was for the challenge, the fascination with blacksmithing and forging and making a hard metal shape into the image of something that should be soft and feathery lite. It was a personal challenge to myself. After creating small pieces of jewelry I wanted to see if I could make those same techniques work in large pieces. It thrilled me to see it to completion. A lot of my passion for metalwork went into this piece!”
I just want you all to know, everyone that reads this, that I keep growing and pushing and learning in my craft because of you all! And because I love it! I love it a LOT LOT LOT. not as much as chocolate, but still A LOT .
Thank you to everyone that writes comments, or even just likes my posts and my work. I appreciate it more than I could ever tell you. Words just aren’t enough sometimes.
Love to you all, Lora Lee
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