It is FINALLY up!! I have been waiting for this for a long time!
My She-Totem (looking for a name? Any suggestions would be welcome!) greets you as you turn the corner to my studio. Although she looks a bit crazy, she is welcoming all that love and believe in pottery and giving the “halt sign” to nay-sayers. All in all, she is making a statement and that is all we all want out of life, right? To be noticed or make a difference while on this earth.
She is a caricature/symbol of me – her creator. Each piece is symbolic and I’ll explain those with the pictures.
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Ronnie and Sam are ready to start the process of putting the totem together. Notice the “oh shit” handle in the jeep! That sort of was the motto for the day!
The base we used for the totem – Sam is SOOO excited!
Ronnie came up with a good solution to wobbly legs!
This is the base on top of the legs for the belly!
Ronnie places the belly in place.
Ronnie helped me engineer the whole thing!
She’s all put together – now to move her outside!
The She-Totems head symbolises ME! I have a few “snakes” in my head, thus the curly spirals; I think I have ESP; thus the Third Eye; and I constantly speak too much, thus three tongues coming out of a BIG MOUTH, with the words on the tongues – “Blah, Blah, Blah”, “When are you due?” (true story!), and “Oops!”
Here’s a closeup of the tongues and the words!
The hands are inscribed with the words “Create”, “Hands” and “Love” -which describe the hands of potters!
The breast/chest indicates my big boobs and my big heart! On the front, I’ve written words of things that I LOVE! On the backside, I’ve written things that are “behind” me.
The belly portion shows my intestines with a big E – which stands for my one and only pregnancy, Elizabeth!! Although the belly cracked I feel that is indicative of the birth process!
Here’s the crack in the belly – part of the art!
As you drive up to the studio, she will be one of the first things that you see.
Here she is in her place outside the studio -welcoming all!
Here’s her view from the pottery studio – Not bad, eh?!
Of course, Samantha Scout supervised the whole project!
Ronnie gave me an enormous amount of help and we figured out how to get this poorly-designed totem to stand up! Thanks, sweetie!!
She’s certainly not perfect – but nor am I!
She won’t last forever – but nor will I!
But, she’s finished and out front and UP!
So happy. She makes me smile!