Sunday, July 6, 2008

At the James Harold Gallery July 5th to the 6th

I once again apologize for not going into more detailed photo's and description of what I'm doing. It's almost impossible with the numbers of people I talk to and once I have a free moment, I'm well along with the clay/wax.
I started the 5th of July working on the quill work on the Indians legging, in the piece, War Medicine. I added fringe to that legging as well, but just realized I didn't take a photo of the fringe. Quill work is what the Indians made before they had beads. Actually they still make quill work on shirts and leggings. It's very time consuming and expensive. They take Porcupine quills and boil them and dye them different colors made from organics and minerals. When the quill is taken out of the hot water it's ply able, so they flatten them and weave them on sinew strands. You might want to do a google search for how they made quill worked decoration.

I then spent the rest of the day working on parts of A Good Trade (formerly known as
Down from the High Lonesome). Madalyn Bodell stands behind the clay. She's the director of the James Harold Gallery in Tahoe City California.
You can see in the second photo, I'm starting the mane of the horse. That was as far as I got on the 5th.

I spent the 6th working on Bronc Stomper. I adjusted his head in a more downward position, and then added the batwings of his chaps to his legs. I also added the bottom cuff of his pants as well as a spur on one boot. That took all day to do. So that's an abreviated 2 days.

I won't be in the Gallery tomorrow. Technicaly this was the last day there. I leave Wednesday for Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. I may be going to a clients Indian Museaum in Reno tomorrow. I'll take video and photo's if I do. So check back in tomorrow night.