Chapter 2: Wonderful Things

Kate Askegaard's avatar Kate Askegaard

I am fascinated by the moment of discovery. Whether it is an archaeologist discovering a new site or an infant discovering their toes, there is that moment of realization. You can see the wheels turning in their heads, trying to process what they just discovered. When archaeologist, Howard Carter, was asked if he could see anything when he first peered into King Tutankhamen’s tomb he answered, “Yes, wonderful things.” This piece is about that moment, she is pulling herself from one reality into the next and from one dimension into another. Brianna, the girl in the image is made with the dots and dashes for which I am known. For this piece, the dots are on wood rather than paper. I sculpted her arms from clay, cast them into wax and had them cast into bronze. I hand trimmed the tree branches, sanded, and oiled them. This piece brought together my sculpture background with my ink work, creating a new style.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 1.5ft
  • Medium: Ink, Wood, Bronze
  • Width: 2.7ft
  • Year created: 2016
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