"Blind Faith"

Lori Hough's avatar Lori Hough

In deciding what to sculpt, I knew I wanted it to be something light and fun yet leave questions for the viewer to answer. As I sculpt animals for a living, and animals have always provided such entertainment throughout my life, they were the natural choice. Here, in “Blind Faith”, the seeing-eye dog (with 3 blind mice astride) and cat spot each other. Tension fills the air. Will the dog stay true to his charges and remain dutiful and quietly guide them? Will he give in to his urges, and take off after the cat? Or? After sketching out the design it made me chuckle as to how much this is like the tension one feels when having to put blind faith into someone or something. In times of uncertainty, sometimes it’s really hard to hang on and trust that you will be guided safely through the unforeseen. The paper mache technique used to sculpt "Blind Faith" is similar to that taught children. An armature of chickenwire is built then covered with many layers of paper dipped in gl

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 6
  • Medium: Paper Mache
  • Width: 9
  • Year created: 0
  • Height: 4