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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.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW He looks so real and love the chair he is on. Everything is terrific. Hugs Dianne Sahakian

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Dianne, I so appreciate your feedback.

Fran said...

FANTASTIC Cody. He's wonderful. Love the money bag he is holding:-)
Hugs
Fran

Jay King said...

Reminds me of Jacob Marley, who wore the chains he forged in life. Release your grip on worldly things, Satse, and focus on what matters.

Susan Shaw said...

Great job Cody! I love his face.

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Fran, Jay and Susan for your lovely comments. He was certainly a character to bring forth.

Karen Mallory said...

Your sculpture is sure progressing by leaps and bounds. This character does evake a lot of emotion. He is very similar to miser characters as I imagined them in literature!
hugs Karen

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Karen. I appreciate your observations as you are such an accomplished sculptor yourself.

Linda Misa said...

wow Cody, he is wonderful. I love that you express how your art is your journey/story. It will lead you to many accomplishments. xxx Linda.

lovestowearhats said...

Love it Cody, very realistic!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Absolutely awesome

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Linda, lovestowerhats and Shashi for your comments. I loved how he turned out.

Leilani Lyons said...

Oh, Cody...what wonderful, thoughtful work. I love the eyes, haunted, longing, sad. Thanks for sharing your journey once again.

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Leilani, I am happy to share.