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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Secret Artworks Revealed

Hello out there in blog landia.  Hope you have had a great week so far.  If not, it will get better.  Anyway, I wanted to finally share with you all another set of works.  These were created for one of my favorite charities.  Artworks Cincinnati is celebrating their 15 year anniversary this year and five years hosting the Secret Artworks.  The premise is invite artists to create works of art that are 5x7 inches.  They can only be signed on the back.  So, when they are displayed no one knows whose work it is until it is purchased.  They have a big to do where patrons come and buy the pieces at $75 each.  A bargain for sure.  The money goes to giving teenagers and local artists a job in the summer creating public art.  The artists act as teachers and mentors to the kids.  It is a great thing here in Cincinnati.  I have participated since it's beginnings five years ago.  So, I created four polymer clay sculpts.  The first one above is called "Oohlah Bird, Goblin".  Polymer clay over artist panel and painted with acrylics.

This peice is "Forest Rabbit Goblin", which was a fun little guy to make.

Here is the "Sea Hag Goblin", she has some opalescent colors which give her a shimmer.

Last but not least is the "Tibetan Mountain Goblin" and was one of the first to be sold.  Each of these pieces also has designs embossed into the backgrounds which I tried to match to the theme of the piece.  I love doing these and will be making many more for myself to sell.  Three of the pieces sold while I was in attendance which was a proud moment for me.  It is a worthwhile cause.  I am looking forward to next years event too.  They have lots of great snacks, booze, and tons of patrons.  This provides great networking opportunities too.  It is held at a downtown hotel in their banquet rooms and is the highlight of my year.  So, I hope you all enjoyed viewing some of what I have been up to of late.  Now it is time to get back to the lair and finish up some other works.  Happy weekend to you all.


Pattee said...

I love them all Cody... but that sea hag is my most favorite!!

Secret Artworks is a good name for what we do!


Anonymous said...

I love your artwork Cody. How are you curing your polymer clay so it comes out so perfect? I'm having cracking problems.


Cody Goodin said...

everal tricks to having clay success. I use an armature to create the bulk of the figure with only 1/4 - 1/2" thick clay around. I make sure it is well conditioned before using. I bake at 270 degrees F for 15 minutes for each 1/4 inch thickness. Make sure you don't get air bubbles. I also prefer Super Sculpey. Thanks Maryellen.

MarZel said...

What wonderful pieces and a great cause! I love the whole idea about secret works... I currently do not have any... lol.. except in my head!!


Cody Goodin said...

Thanks MarZel, it is a great deal of fun. It also gives me a chance to try out ideas on a smaller scale.

cat said...

Very cool pieces Cody!! Hope the brunch with the doll group went well!
Happy Holidays!