Monday, July 11, 2016
Dragon Tale Ready to Roll!
Dragon Tale is repaired! She is up and running. J-B Kwik cold weld epoxy is wonderful. I am a fan. I will take her over to the Community Art Center in Wallingford next week as my entry in their Member's Exhibition.
I had been aware of African Power Figures from the time I was in high school and saw large numbers of them at the Metropolitan Museum. I can remember being surrounded by them and feeling their collective numinous energy. I saw these two recently at the Philadelphia Museum:
It reminded me that in the back of my mind when I was making Dragon Tale I had recalled the power and energy of using nails. To my surprise, when I looked on Google Images for African Power Figures there were also some of animals, which I had not seen before, like this double-headed one:
Dragon Tale of course is sweeter and more whimsical. She carries a different kind of power, the power of history. As I said previously, "This dragon has tales to tell and steadfastly guards that history," in this case a history of an earlier media format: slides.