If you read the last 2 posts, then you've followed the process from a block of clay through the boxes being made and lined. So then we end up with this:
Each head is matched up individually to a box. According to David, "Sometimes it's because of color contrast. Or contrast with the background subject matter. Sometimes it's an inside joke. It's a variety of reasons".
Then there's drilling and hot glue and a big pile of polymer dust. And finally, each piece has a home. They're titled on the back and if they're going to a festival, added to a price list.
Each festival is months of preparation. We have one in Nashville this coming weekend and there will be about 100 new pieces going on the shelves. (Stop by if you're in the area-Tomato Art Fest in East Nashville. Saturday, 9-6, booth 427)
I'll be blogging all about the festival for the first time ever. Check back next week!
~~Thanks for reading,