Hello all of my friends out there in blog land. I have finally broken through the creative dessert and found a small oasis of art doings. Before I head off to AFIC (Artistic Figures In Cloth) later today, I wanted to post the finished figure. This was made for a special exhibit challenging the participants to create a doll without a traditional means of support i.e. doll stand. So, I created "It Came From Planet Claire".
If you remember in my last post I gave you a sneak peek. This piece was a true mixed media fantasy for me. I started off with a polymer clay head I had made last fall. I was in this mood to make a block head for some reason. Well, now that I am interested in including a mid century sci fi theme in my work at this point I thought it made a great start. I have a small collection of old vacuum tubes, so one of these was used for the top. The body is a wrapped wire armature mounted so that I could create a canvas skirt over a wooden base. This was then stuffed just enough to give it some form. I mounted the base on to a heart shaped box which seemed to create a good ankle shape. Apoxie sculpt feet were then sculpted and attached to the heart shape box. Everything was painted in black and silver acrylic paint. The costume is a layering of a variety of black fabrics. He is holding a glass crystal cube. The necklace pendant is a piece of dichroic glass fusion that a friend gave me There is also a small dichroic cab in the head piece as well.
It didn't turn out exactly how I envisioned it, but all in all I am happy with him. This is my first piece in a hopefully large series of works. You know how that goes. Best laid plans and all.
I hope to post pictures of my experience at AFIC, my class and the awesome exhibits that will be there. This will be a welcomed break form my chaotic life. There are some not fun things on the horizon, I am hoping to ward off with a dose of extreme positive energy. That usually does the trick for me. Until next time my awesome friends out there. Cio!