Monday, March 7, 2011
Tuning the Clay Pots
A few months ago, we went to see "The Electric Junkyard Gamelan" band. They are a group from New York who play music using original instruments made from pots, pans, clay pots, saw parts, etc. In other words, junk. They were marvelous and we really enjoyed the evening. The woman I painted was tuning the clay pots during intermission. Amazingly, the pots do have to be tuned. They each have their own sound. She was nice enough to let me take her photo. I used some of the colors of Bali for the background because their music was inspired by their trips there. This was just a fun exercise that didn't take me very long and is not really "polished," but I like it anyway.