I feel like I'll sometimes have pieces where I visually level up, such as this week's sheep, where my technical ability to work with the skull evolves in a way that I can suddenly release their story more authentically. I relate it to dance, where you can only portray the movements your body knows, but when you learn a new movement, you've suddenly released a plethora of of new vocabulary to manipulate.
That said, it's been over a year since I released Bear., but this carve still holds just as much of my heart as it did when I first started working with it (not joking, I legit broke down into tears the moment my dremel tip touched its surface). This piece marks an undeniable shift for me towards art as a force of life and not just a hobby, and an even more personal shift of understanding and maintaining my own boundaries in a way that allows me to be as much me as I can with the little bit of life I'll have as myself. Vague, I know, but I'll gladly tell you more the story over a cup of tea 😉. Bear. was one of my original "level up" carves, and has since found their forever home (and omg, what a perfect forever home! <3), and I am forever grateful that this beautiful energy found its way to me.
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