I've been busy making figurines. Diablos, Santos, and Calaveras...oh my. I know...I know...when do I have time to make stuff when I'm busy teaching. No I don't have little deMengian elves working away...I wouldn't trust em...elves know nothing about assemblage.
My latest creations are: St. Sebastian and Uni-Devil
St. Sebatian. some of you may remember him from art school history classes. He was the martyred saint who was pieced with arrows.
to legend is said that the Romans shot him with so many arrows that when they were through he was pieced so many times that he looked like an urchin. Pretty grim.
Here's my version
He's made from an acupuncture model. Those little arrows are little things that Judy found.
I put a little clock inside him...android-like...perhaps that strays a bit from the story but what the heck.
I also did an interesting technique that I teach in classes that creates an nice mummified look. No...I won't divulge it here. I have to save some goodies for my classes, but I do show how to do it in my next book...coming March...or so they tell me.
Another recent creation is a bit lighter in mood. My Uni-Devil
I made him thinking of puppets and old automatic bank figures. He's mixture of plastic doll parts and...well...this that and the other thing. Oh...check out those bat wings. I love a good set of bat wings. Once again this is from Judy's stash of stuff that she sells on her Etsy site...shhhh don't mention that I swiped them.
Doesn't he look like he's having a good time? He's so Devil-may-care.
These are the types of goodies we'll be making in Oaxaca for the Day of the Dead workshop: Calaveras y Diablos y Santos, Oh My! I am very excited about this trip...as I always am, but this time I get to bring my beloved Judy with me and show her my favorite place in the world (she's never been). Of course I have a feeling that I won't be able to get her away from the street of vintage books in Mexico City (it is pretty overwhelming). Should be fun... Off to make a Mayan God of the Underworld.