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Thursday, April 28, 2011

At Last!

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!

2 comments:

Joyce Compton said...

Cody, So fabulous to spend time with you at AFIC. And I got to see this one up close and personal!! Great job. You rock!
Joyce

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Joyce, you rock too my friend.