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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Gooney Bird Goblin Heads....



Gooney birds, Gooney birds everywhere you look. OK, I know this is a bit different or is it? Here are a group of heads I have made and they have actually existed in a few incarnations. First let me apologise for the not so great photography. I was anxious to post something this week and let you see some of my fun junk. Yes, they are a bit bright for my usual stuff. But, hey an artist needs to jump into a different stream once in a while. This is a group shot of the heads there are six of them. I call them Gooney Goblin Birds. My partner said that they weren't really birds, but goblins with big noses. My response was they are goblin birds if I say they are end of story.

They are made of polymer clay with glass bead eyes. The original head was actually intended to be a goblin bead. Each made in a color of the rainbow for pride month. But, I didn't end up wearing them so there they sat on my work table. I had been thinking about different animals and characters of late so I thought I could make little bird like creatures out of them. All I needed to do was make a beak like structure on the face to give that impression. I have been influenced somewhat by the art of Neil Gaiman of "Mirrormask" fame. Anyhoo, I am trying to figure out how I want to create the bodies for these fun little heads. I am working on several other creatures of goblin origins too and will post those later when they are complete or I can get my camera to the studio to take work in progress pictures.


They are not really numbered in any particular way other than the order they were uploaded. Here is head number one.


Another view of head number one.


Here is head number two. You will soon notice that I used an interesting color scheme for the heads.


View number two for the second head.


Just one view of head number three. As I stated earlier my photographic skill was a bit shaky and it is evident in these pics. Sorry about that. That is also the unfortunate side effects of being legally blind and trying to take pictures. I rely heavily on auto focus technology.


Head number four. Only one view of this one too.


here is head number five. A little snooty pose I think.


Another view of head number five.


Head number six and the last one in the series. Oh, I do like creating works in a series sometimes. This one sort of just happened that way.


The final view and it is of head number six again. So, did you notice the color scheme? I hope you liked taking a peak into the beginnings of some fun little pieces. I will certainly post the finished works once I get them there. For now they are just sitting there on my work table disembodied.

5 comments:

flyingbeader said...

those are great! Are they HUGE? I was thinking those would be a great necklace!

Cody Goodin said...

No they are pendent size actually. They already have a hole through the head side to side. Thanks for the comment.

Cynjon said...

You should step out of your familiar streams more often, Cody..the bright colors are wonderful!

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Cynjon for the feedback. It is nice to hear from you. Hope you are enjoying your trek to south Texas.

MarZel said...

I must say that I love the transformation!! These are great Cody!!! and the colors are fabulous! It is amazing the incarnations that can happened to art!!! Thanks