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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Girl with ceramic floral wreath

England had a hot spell. It was the hottest June since 1976. It was difficult to hand-build. Besides I hurt my back. So I had to cut back working on a chair; I had no problem walking or standing. The heatwave is over, and backache is eased. I have started working in earnest.

Today I would like to share three of my works I made a few months ago. Some months ago, one of my clients sent me a photo of a girl's skull with ceramic wreath in a archaeological museum in Patras, Greece. The ceramic flowers are pink, yellow, green and gold. Colours are still bright. They seem to me spring flowers, suitable for a girl. She must have been loved so much to be given such a beautiful farewell.

Prior to that, I became curious about life before death and after death. And the image inspired me.

I made three works. The first one was a mask, and my interpretation of the skull. I seldom use pink (not my favourite colour), and I was unsure about it, but it worked fine.

The second one was my imagination; if the girl didn't die then, and became a grown-up.

The last one was the girl after her death. She is going to have her last journey to the land of death over water.

I meant to try to understand them. That's what I do after they are completed. But I have been too busy to do that, but I think it is time for them to come out of the boxes. So I could look into their eyes.  


  1. it is so interesting how you are able to look at that old skull and then create such beautiful sculptures.. I much prefer your sculptures!

    1. What a compliment, Anna! Thank you. I hope I would be able to visit the museum to see the skull one day. : )

  2. Your work is so unique and fascinating, I can't look at it enough! Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your work. What an insight into the creative mind. Long may you continue. Amanda

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Amanda.