Your thoughts on naming this new work...
I've hit a wall with naming this new work. It ships off to join the rest of my solo in Perth in a week, and I need to do some catalogue stuff - and name it!
Anyway, in the making, I was thinking of a script being thrown into the air, or other papers. I tend to use single or double word title - have a look here at previous names, if you like.
So, I may not use it, but would appreciate anything that gets this poor old brain working. :)
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Re: Your thoughts on naming this new work...
could you give us some more information regarding the piece? specifically, the process involved?
i've always been rather weary of naming work and never put a great deal of emphasis on it...
with your piece, however, i think that for me, a glimpse into the process might stir some ideas for a name..arousing notions regrading why the piece *is* what it is...
just offhand, im initially drawn to the crescendo of mass near the top.....interesting that two very linear paths in subtly different directions lead to this mass....
sorry i havent given you anything concrete....just trying to stir the discussion :)
Hey Araich... I like your post. Titles for sculptures are an odd thing... personally I like doing titles. The process of creating sculpture is such a non verbal thing. The information comes in a much more intuitive language. It sounds like you had a point that the piece was giving you a sense of it's name. (the script in the air...or other papers) I tend to get a little worddy about it. I checked out your other titles and my style is different so it probably wouldn't fit... but I would love to hear more about how others come by names for their pieces. Thanks for the imput on powdercoating... Preston.
Oh what the hell... how about "Updraft"
Here's a sample of some of my titles... "Tale of the Hunter/Warrior"
"The Wheel and other Less Threatening Inventions"
"Eagle Shaman Visits Land of Grandfathers"
"Tool of Technology"
If I get any longer on the titles I might just as well write a song about it... hmmm.
Well, over a few days, my original title of The Script has stuck.
It points to the idea of paper, and has all sorts of deep meanings - such as NOT following the script (throwing it into the air) etc. - enough to confuse anyway ;)
I like "The Script", but simply "script" was what came to me. This leaves more to the imagination of the observer. IMHO
This comes a bit late. I see what you mean about having difficulty naming sculpture. The work is exquisite. It flows, it melds, it holds. I'm reminded of a symphony, with the baton swinging in the air, catching the notes as they fall to the ground. "The script" is a fine title. Yet, you may want to leave the feeling, the perception open to the viewer and simply assign it a number.
Assign it a number! Oh what a dream that would be... I think I'm going in that direction, although a part of me just loves a vague and potentially meaningful title. "#213" just doesn't have the same ring as "Burden" :)
From the looks of your website, it doesn't look like naming a work has been problematic for you. You've done a fine job! I especially love <Besot>. I prefer <The Script> over <Burden>. Most of us have enough burdens and/or don't need to be reminded of it. But actually... well, I could go on and on. Ana
titling of sculpture
I've not logged on for several weeks, so I am a bit late to put my two-cents in . . . I know exactly how you feel about trying to find just the right title for a piece. To me titles are very important, but when I am doing a variation on a piece (lately I have started doing series of similar works in different materials) the uniqueness of the title is hard to grasp, and I need some help for my poor old imagination.
A friend of mine is one of my sounding boards for helping me figure out what my titles will be when I am drawing a blank. The other day he told me that he realizes that when I ask him I'm probably not going to use what he says, but just the answer he gives makes it easier for me to focus on what I DO want to name it.
I never had thought of the process from his point of view before: I almost never use the title he gives me! I can't help but think about what that says about my thoughtlessness (or thoughfulness?) for asking in the first place. I am just glad he understands my nature and allows for it.
Doesn't mean I won't continue to ask (I will), but I thought it was worth bringing-up in the thread.
My late and unlamented vote for a title of the piece might be the "Lost Script" or perhaps "Script Found" . . .
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