Le sable pour sortilège
« Travailler le sable , c’est sculpter à l’envers, c’est “ressouder” les grains entre eux , et modeler la pierre. Ce n’est pas creuser, mais construire un nouveau volume, dans toute sa fragilité. » Ainsi Oona gwelloc’h évoque t’elle son plaisir à minutieusement, doucement, bouleverser la nature. Sans jamais, bien sûr, lui manquer de respect.
Le sable, donc: L’artiste le colore, pigments en poudre minérale, ou végétale, qui soudain font corps et âme avec les grains, alliance chaude, mate, d’une inégalable profondeur, plongée ensorcelante d’une nature vers une autre, comme une évocation des cycles de transformation, après la Vie , la mort, et de nouveau la vie.
Entre peinture et sculpture, ensuite, il s’agit de travailler la matière en fines couches successives, mille feuilles instinctivement composé, au fil d’un geste inlassablement répété, mouvement méditatif grâce auquel atteindre une dimension inédite, de l’infiniment petit -le grain- à l’infiniment grand - le cosmos- de l’hier au toujours, de la réalité à l’intemporel.
Empreints de thèmes symboliques ou mythologiques, Les « sablés » d’ Oona gwelloc’h racontent tous une histoire d’outre-monde, fossiles d’art qui disent l’au-delà. Un au-delà serein, d’emblée inscrit dans l’éternité.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
All these events brought a great deal of Sorrow and Sorrow has been a feeling that I come to tame with experience of it ! I noticed that if I removed the ego part of it , everything got a bit easier to bear !
It is not, of course, as easy as these words are to write , but it is the path I want to take for my own safety. My losses are one thing, the cycles of life and death are an other much more important, it is where I find a bit of comfort and balance. Anyway , I do not have a choice , I can't create if I'm out of balance. through my work I seek the symbols and the inspirations of my ancestors, before me they seek the way to deal with Life within the cycles of Nature., and I sincerely believe that if it wasn't a better time to live , it was certainly more in tune with their Natural surrounding than how we live in our time. It is where I choose to Live, through these symbols, in the pictorial remains of their endeavours through the spirit world of Nature, and the Wisdom they brought back from these realms explored.
The equinox is coming. I just hope that "The Old One" will not follow, during the dark months, the ripping of my life and the ones I love, but instead let me bring inside my studio the creative fire that I'll need to warm my soul, and work hard inside during the dark times of Winter.
My studio is almost ready for the season, I organised and prepared well I think! let's see what comes out of my donjon ! :)
May you all have a great Equinox , may the light and the darkness be kind to you all !
Friday, September 6, 2013
This morning I smell Fall in the colder wind! The pale blue coming up in the sky, before the Sun comes out , was pure but of a cool colour, also. Here we are the Old One is coming once more, She is still far away but I can smell Her!
However the wheel is turning , and I'm ready for a change. The studio also smells different this morning, I put up fabrics and materials out for clothing making. Soon, I'll be sitting at my work bench for hours, I will be in need of an other layer on my body as the mornings now are getting cold.
The wood carving projects are prepared, one is sitting right next to me, ready for shaping. I have in writing all the ideas , inspirations that the summer brought. I have lots of work to do now.
It is always delicate to talk about work undone , even if they already exist in my head , and their energies are born, the making brings always the magic in the project , as the spider builds a web, sometimes hard physical work, or difficulties ... anyway a learning curve! It is impossible to know what it will really be. I feel then , that the object is fully alive already and it has a soul on its very own, that will drive my hands, my soul to what it wants to be , how it wants to look and feel.
but that too, it is maybe a tale , or maybe not !? ;)
Well , here comes the time of communication ! Few friends recently rang me about my poor way to communicate and get my work out there !
You see, I have more inspirations, ideas that I can make because I need tools and material to work , to do so many other projects . I work full time in my studio , but I must say I'm not really making a living ! Of course, I was ready for a hard ride when I stopped my daily job. Being born in an artists family , I know what a struggling artist life is !! However the worse is not the absence of money for my personal life , I know how to get by , I have little needs. What hurts the most is the restriction that I now feel in my art . If I could make a bit ore of money, I could create much more.
I had heard recently in couple of occasions , that I should get a "real job" , my feelings about that are twisted ! I want to scream out load that it is my reality , my work is ! My dream life is what I struggle into, why should I kill the dream I'm living!?? Even if it hurts sometimes , which kind of life doesn't hurt at all !?
Please bear with me the process , and be kind in your judgements of what you see , I'll try to do it in a kind way , and for the benefit of all living things involved .
May the road be bright , as I'm aware of the darkness and value It greatly !
May there be peace.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
I tent to follow the Wheel of the seasons as close as possible, understanding where do I stand in my surrounding , what the weather allows me to do , or call me to do. Inspiration in the studio are brought by the Winds , the Waves that swirls magically and whispers to all of us inside .. I said all of us , because since the beginning of my creative practice , I never felt alone , the wood that I carve , or the few pieces that are waiting with me to be whispered at , of course with my " imaginary friends " , animal allied , spirits of Ancestors and their tales and Myths, the Power of the Land I'm walking on ... all around me , and that I humbly want to be a part of.
It's a life of intense pottering , would you say !?! and you would be right , it is this way of life that suit my soul the most naturally. I'm only at the beginning of this part of my life in many ways , now that I live on my own ancestor land , I can start , finally , to send my roots much deeper, and my branches to stretch higher , dancing with the Famous Winds blowing on this Celtic Land at the very west of the Old Continent .
I'm heading to my 45 th summer with a confidence that I maybe never had before , it is a luxury that no money can buy ! I couldn't say that I'm poor , as I feel rich and so empowered spiritually and emotionally, all that feeds me in a way I never being fed . During the last five years , times were sometimes hard , but this last year and if I'm looking in the experiences and what they brought to my life , is a thousand time worth, so much love I gained from it , the love of Life Itself !
I'm in the 9th month of my return to my mother land now , with this spring I'll see the light of the new day, and I'm about to start a very important tome of my life tale , may it be long , as it is so far very enjoyable.
Wiz Art is a sanctuary , as much as the Gods and spirits are assisting me , I'll be co creating this humble Altar to Inspiration , The Awen.
Then it starts like this ....
Ones upon a time , or maybe never ..... ;)
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Carved in aspen wood ( clear wood) , it is about 19.5 inches long and 9.5 inches large , quite heavy , but will look great on a wall or even best as an Altar tile .