Studio Mysteries

July 6, 2009

Mulling Over Materials

Filed under: Sculpture — Anya Galkina - Studio Mysteries @ 4:11 am

Up until now, I have been a staunchly 2D artist. But after my ecorche anatomy course, I am starting to get an itch to translate my images into 3D materials. There is nothing as satisfying as working on a project for a while and then ending up with a thing you can grasp in your hands.

I don’t quite know yet what I want to do, but these materials are tugging at me, with their unique kinds of beauty and personalities:

  • porcelain – translucency, whiteness, delicacy and strength
  • wood – warmth, capacity for curve, the energy of a lifetime stored within it
  • marble – grain, strength, light emanating from within
  • glass – solid liquid paradox and tactility
  • silver and brass – sun and moon, expressed as metal

But for now, I am circling around a packet of paper clay.


  1. Exploring a variety of new media is very satisfying even if you don’t intend to be won over by them. I’m sure everything you do relates back to and provides insights into your medium of preference. Clay is a good place to begin – I confess to enjoying play dough more than my (then) toddler did – I’ll be very interested to see what you produce once you scratch that itch.

    Comment by InkSplodge! — July 6, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

  2. Lol, there is a pretty strong chance that I might be won over them! But even if I don’t, it will be so much fun exploring!

    …Sometimes I get worried over how much fun my life has become.

    Comment by studiomysteries — July 6, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

  3. Glad your life has become fun – which makes me happy – which proves that happiness is infectious.

    Comment by InkSplodge! — July 13, 2009 @ 11:52 am

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