When first picking up a slate, I also pick up a sense of its dimension, thickness and grain. I consider the negative space that will be created by carving that the slate lends itself to. This space will be backed by a mirror. I need to think of both it’s practicality and how pleasing it will be to the eye.
I have mentioned before my love of tribal art. The reason this particular design appealed to me was its symmetry. I like the idea that when someone is looking at it, they also reflected back looking at themselves whilst the two figures are simultaneously regarding and mirroring each other. It’s a circle of energy and one of my favorite slates!
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