Friday, November 30, 2012
New Work - What's in a name?
Hello friends out there in blog land. I hope you have been doing well. It has been a rather interesting few weeks since I posted the Artworks piece. I am continuing on my personal healing and enlightenment journey through my art making I have been experiencing a shift in what I want to create. I have been doing just a little creative journeying to explore where my muse or soul self as I like to call him wishes me to go next.
My second piece in the personal healing journey is what I like to call my miser self. It is the part of me that is preventing me from attracting and experiencing abundance and prosperity in my life. So, as with my abandonment issue I created a symbolic miser me in physical form. His name is Satse which means miser in Norwegian. Yes, I have a theme of names that start with S and it is actually kind of a coincidence really. But, I am going with it.
As was mentioned in an earlier post I created him from the first old man head sculpt I made originally for a puppet I was designing. Instead he wanted to become a doll like his brother Sam. So, I used all the parts I had sculpted for the puppet regardless of how rough they were. I felt that this was important for the miser theme actually. For you see, Satse wouldn't throw anything away.
Here he sits in his old willow chair that was made for him as a young lad by his uncle and though it is a bit small for him, he can't bring himself to spend money on a new one. He clutches his money bag with his life savings in it. He doesn't trust anyone, not even the universe to help him protect it. God forbid he be asked to put it in a bank. He would go off on a diatribe about what thieves banks are and can't be trusted with one's hard earned money. His clothing is also recycled and a little too small in the bottoms. He is sitting in his pj's which is his favorite thing to do.
A bit more on the technical side, he is made from polymer clay and a wire armature that is wrapped with cotton batting to create the shape. He stands about 18" tall. This is then covered with a layer of cotton jersey for the skin or body covering. His hair is hand carded wool purchased from Black Sheep farms which is a local business. He is painted using layers of acrylic washes. I hope you like Satse for what he represents. Perhaps he can help you find the miser in your own life to help you put him/her in thier place so you can attract abundance and prosperity instead of stinginess and miserliness. Hope you have a great week ahead and a joyous Friday. I know I will.