I was inspired by your 9th wedding anniversary sculpture. I find myself in a similar position searching for the perfect gift to express my love for my wife and how important she is to our family, to celebrate our anniversary. - Mike
Personality, versatility, touchability... what's your reason? Sculpture allows us to express ourselves with small, portable objects that can be as quirky, fun, silly, serious, charming, meaningful, somber, dramatic, or personality-filled as we are.
We're all familiar with hanging pictures, right? Wall, nail, picture. Or maybe shelf, easel, picture. But sculpture asks us to think differently and to consider other ways to approach displaying our art.
I'm calling for a dash of small magic to dress up our modern ways and help gifts feel special. You don't have to go all-out for every occasion, or turn your gift-giving habits completely on their head. Try choosing one or two gifts you'll add magic to this year and see how you feel. Or just focus on the presents to your closest family, or just to the ones away from home. And take away a little big of that magic to keep for yourself, all year long.
Hitting the 5-year mark with my sculpture business has me reflecting on how far I've come. I'm a little amazed how much my art has changed, and I've stumbled across lots of photos I'd forgotten about. One thing that struck me was how much my gift boxes have evolved since the early days.
"I'd like to commission a custom sculpture celebrating my 9th wedding anniversary to the best wife in the world. 9th is supposed to be pottery, and I know that can include things outside of dishware, but I have this vision of me given her a terracotta pot and, well, that vision doesn't end well for me. I just need to somehow link your work to the traditional anniversary gifts!"
You know how you look at old school photos of yourself, and sometimes they make you cringe? This year I'm celebrating five years of creating little sculptures to send around the world, so I recently sat down to look through old photos of my work...