As for my newest piece, I think I need to go back and modify my molds so that I can install a French cleat system to hang the piece. Beth Cavener talked about this system at her workshop two weeks ago and I think it sounds like a very secure reliable solution for hanging sculpture. Despite the fancy name, it's really just a matter of matching a square hole with a square peg but I will need to modify my molds to create square holes on the back of the cast pieces instead of the round ones they currently have. Once the pieces have been removed from the molds, I plan on creating indents in the soft pieces that will give me a surface to attach the pieces together with epoxy once they have been glaze fired. While it's tempting to try and fire the pieces together, I don't really have access to a kiln that will allow me to fire something as long as I am envisioning.
I currently do most of my creative work in my home studio in my basement. I consider my self to be fortunate to have this resource, but it's a times like this, when I am struggling with a problem, that I really appreciate having my own space. Maybe it's being a creative type, or maybe I'm just an introvert, but I think it's really important to have a space of one's own to putter in. Somewhere where you are not always being interrupted by friends who want to chat or people with questions. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate my friends and students at the places I work, but sometimes I just need some uninterrupted time to myself.
Well, I hope everyone is having a good week. Hopefully I will have a truly completed piece ready to show you all soon!
P.S. Don't worry, I haven't been stressing out too much. I even took a nice long walk yesterday at one of my favorite parks to clear my head, as my calves keep subtly reminding me.