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Sunday, January 12, 2014

On My Workbench

It occurred to me today that I hadn't shown any actual art pieces or whatevers in progress in ages.  I am actually working on figures for a series of photos I am brainstorming in my head.  But, the putting together of the characters from scratch is a bit time consuming.  I will show you why.

This is a shot of all the current figures in progress that I am making from scratch.  There are eight in total here.  I had nine but one of them just wasn't working out for this series.  So, it will be turned into an art piece for something else.  Each one of these figures will become one of a series of impossible saints.  I have this curiosity about what attributes and reasons someone becomes a saint.  Mine may be a bit tongue in cheek.

I have also been collecting lots and lots of 1/6th scale dolls and figures to use in another series.  This will most likely expand to include altered toys and dolls that I create for more characters.  So, the hundreds upon hundreds of photographs I have been taking over the past 8 months or so have been to hone my camera eye and photography skills.  I really want these couple of series of images to be really major pieces for me.  I am planning on entering a number of shows this year.  I decided it was time to show the world my twisted wacky world.  Hope they are ready for me, cause her I come.

Of course you all will get sneak peeks of all the pics as they come along.  I am going to try and log the progress a bit more closely as a sort of documentary.  I just love those when I see them about other artists work.  I am going to have my partner shoot some video as I make things and maybe do one of those time lapse sequences when I start building the sets in my studio away from home.

The excitement and anticipation is building in me to see this thing get kicked into high gear.  If there is one challenge for me through all of this it is patience.  That runs in short supply for me.  Ideas come fast and furious and if I can't keep working on something without lots of interruptions I loose focus quick.  Now I am just wishing for a bit more time.

Thank you for following along on my journey.  I hope you stay tuned.  Have a great week everyone out there.


Karen Mallory said...

Are these the guys that made your hands hurt?? They are worth it!!
hugs Karen

Cody Goodin said...

Yes, they are some of them. Now that I am past the sculpting stage, it won't be as painful. Thanks for the comment too.