OK, so I decided since I was gong in a slightly different direction on some art this summer, I'd get a few things out of my system. Now, I don't consider myself a dark artist usually. But, I know we all have that part of us inside somewhere. Normally for me that part doesn't usually surface all that often. But, lately whilst facing some unpleasant medical issues, I have decided to just go for it. You know, expose those demons or fears whatever might be lurking just under the surface of our conscience.
That being said, you remember the skull headed piece I showed a few weeks back. He is finally finished. This piece is based on a nightmare I had as a small kid. I am not sure what age. It is one of those things that happened when I was really sick. So you have those kind of dream or nightmare experiences that kind of sticks with you. This was one of those. I dreamnt of these creatures called shadow walkers. They were spirits that lurked in the shadows and waited for the chance to create fear and terror in your life. They would follow you in your shadows. I never told anyone about these dreams. But, I could swear that I would see these horrific beings out of the corner of my eye from time to time. When my mom died when I was eight, I thought that they were the cause of my misery. Anyhoo here is my version via artistic interpretation, of a shadow walker.
Here is a close up of the upper body area. This was created with a wooden armature attached to a piece of willow. I wrapped the body with cotton batting and dark cloth for the main body. The cloak and under dress are saturated with ultra heavy matte medium to stiffen and shape the fabrics. I use a black lace for the under piece and a mottled black cotton for the cloak. He has silver chains and a silver ear ring piece I recycled. His arms are a variety of glass and silver beads. The skull head is paper clay painted and antiqued.
I am glad I got this guy out of my system. I am hoping to have the other Icon piece finished this weekend. I also have started a tree spirit type figure. So, until next time thank you all for stopping by. I love to share my creative life with all my friends out there. Happy Memorial day to all my US friends and good all around week for all you international friends