Original Clay Sculpture
© Merton Parrish
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I finally completed a clay sculpture on the fancy and pricey new sculpture stand which my partner got me for Christmas. It was a messy but fun experience. And, thankfully, the sculpture has not cracked, though I think it may be a bit thicker than it supposed to be (to avoid "crack-age") in places.
I am very happy with this, my first clay sculpture in about twenty years!
"Let all aspects of ourselves be integrated within us!"
ABOUT ME, MERTON PARRISH…
I am a varied artist, working in many genres. My DA page represents and integrates various parts of me as a person, soul and artist.
WHAT THEMES DO I UTILIZE IN MY CREATING?...
I create based upon the following themes, amongst others:
eros, sexuality, homo-sexuality, homo-eroticism, spirit, spiritual growth, Priapian spirituality, New Thought, manifesting, alternative spirituality, theology, philosophy, health, art, the arts, the nature of art, practicalities related to making art, the nature of time, the beauty of the natural world, and the awesomeness of the Universe.
WHAT MEDIUMS AND GENRES DO I WORK IN?
*essays, editorials, poems, and illustrated books
*audio recordings, photographs, slide-shows and films
*Drawings in pencil, pastel, col.pencil, ink, craypas
*Paintings in oil and watercolor
*Digitally altered original drawings and paintings
*Various artworks of traditional & recycled materials
*Artworks framed in traditional/recycled materials
*Various artworks in series on various themes
*Sculptures: clay, foil, wire, paper, recycled stuff
*Hand painted plastercraft statues
*Diarama boxes: decorative, hand-painted, handcrafted
*Charm boxes: decorative, hand-painted, handcrafted
*Knitted textiles: scarves, shawls and blankets
*Needlework: needlepoint, cross stitch, crewel, applique
ABOUT ADULT CONTENT ON MY DA PAGE...
My journal and gallery contain some adult material, and feature both erotic and non-erotic works. All my mature works are set to mature and contain warnings. I am assuming that all who are not at least 18 years old are using the mature filter, as the DA rules require. I also assume that all adults who have a sensitive nature are using the adult filter or are sensible enough to turn the page if they do not appreciate my content.
Here is an essay which will explain all you might wish to know about adult content on my page:[link]
ABOUT MY ART AND LITERATURE, YOUR OPINIONS, TOLERANCE AND CENSORSHIP...
In general, my creations are an outgrowth of my artistic vision, philosophy, sexuality and spirituality. Please be respectful, even if you "do not approve" of some things I put forth here. If you disagree or disapprove, please go check out one of the many pages here on DA more in line with your beliefs and taste.
There would be no art without variety of outlook, style and vision. When you start the ball of censorship rolling today, it will come back to bite you in the posterior tomorrow (when the things you love are denigrated and stamped out).
If my page is for you, enjoy!