Monday, January 7, 2008
I created this sculpture using the body pattern from Michelle Munzone and then my muse took over and I designed the garment and created life size lotus shoes. Note the traditional make up and colors used. I also used jade and pearls for embellishments..the kimono is made from silk and I "bound" the feet as is also traditional. Also to note is the hair style and head dress.
This is my inspiration board showing the elements I used when designing my sculpture...a faery.a patchwork bird..a clock..vivid color...somewhat distorted head and body shape..and of course his painting of an acrobat. I hope I paid him a compliment with my work.
This is the sculpture I entered in the AFIC 2007 show....my "Chagall's Acrobat". This sculpture is handsewn..my own design...has elements which are found in Chagall's paintings. I needlesculpted and handpainted the faces...wired the bodies for posability...and created the stand which resembles a circus tent.
I created this mermaid to hold my business cards while they were displayed at the gallery show along with several of my cloth sculptures....I also make these card holders to be purchased on special order...real shells are used for embellishment...the face is hand painted..her body is wired and weighted for posability.
At almost 3 foot tall...Brighid is totally sewn by hand...her body is wired for posability.....her face is needlesculpted and handpainted...she wears genuine stones and beads..celtic armbands...and her garment is made from vintage fabric I cut from an old wedding gown. I created rings for her fingers and she lights the way with her "flames".