Here are the projects I've been working on over the past couple of weeks. I finalized my fossilized terror bird egg (finally! You can see an early photo of the egg HERE), made a bat like creature from memory (final piece is placed in a bell jar but photographed it without the glass), created another miniature bell jar narrative (also photographed without the glass), and started on a two headed snake (part python, part viper). After a suggestion from Kyle, I will be adjusting the size of the snakes heads a bit. Still have a lot of detailing to do before I can cast it. I am hoping for the end product to be rubber.
I am starting to think more about my relation to the objects I'm making. The bee and wasp bell jar probably has the strongest relevance to me right now. It was my attempt to show the prospects of a new home, as Kyle and I will soon be dealing with this process. The two headed snake is representative of my personal battles with myself, I guess the easiest way to think of it is the 2 voices opposite shoulders. I think the bat-like creature hints more towards my reclusive side. I don't expect the viewer to really get any of this purely from looking at the work, and I'm not sure how important it is that they do. I need to think more about that....
Terror Bird Egg - paper, masking tape, durhams rock hard wood putty, encaustic, acrylic paint
Bat Like Creature - Blue foam, wire, masking tape, raw hide, water color paint, polymer clay, acrylic paint, faux fur, hot glue
Bee and Wasp Bell Jar (Prospects for a New Home) - pine cones, twigs, bumble bee, wasp, acorn, rock, moss, plastic plants, artificial ground cover, hot glue
Two Headed Snake - modeling clay
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