BTW, the new body of work is for a show coming up in November. I am a member of Carolina Designer Craftsmen and will be creating a Masterwork. Haven't figured it all out yet, but the topic will be the connection between humans and companion animals. When I plugged in "companion animal," Chet Baker's image came up. Not the jazz musician, but his canine namesake, a Boston Terrier owned by Julie and her family (or perhaps he owns them, it's complicated!). Hope neither is offended by the search engine results--the four-legged Chet is really part human--has his own language and a better wardrobe than I do.
Funny--growing up in the late 50s-early 60s, lots of people had Bostons but, until last year, I hadn't seen one in ages. What's been great with Julie's blog is she has photos of Chet from all angles--more than once, I have stopped dog owners to ask if I could photograph the top of their pooch's head, etc. That's the thing about sculpture--it's 3-D.
Possibilities for the Masterwork include therapy animals, unconditional love, etc. I think this will be an exciting journey!