My 3D class has been a class that has stretched my brain. I haven't worked much in 3D in my artistic journey and so I went into this class pretty scared that I had no business being in this class. I will always have memories of working in a cloud of plaster and how satisfying it was to carve into plaster and see what it can do.
Initially, I was fearful of the project, worrying if I was going to ruin the 10"x10" block of plaster, but then part of the block came apart. Something went wrong with the plaster footing, but it actually liberated me. Something had gone wrong and now I did not have to worry. I jumped in and just let myself play with the plaster. In fact, I dared myself to do crazy things and push the block of plaster as far as I could.
This sculpture is in my studio as a reminder that I can do scary things. It is a reminder of when this 3D class started to not be so scary.
D.K. Castellucci is an artist living in Marin County who works in acrylic, oil paint, oil and soft pastels, charcoal, gouache, watercolors, graphite and