Freaky fabric mask!

Updates as I work on constructing the fabric portion of this mask and painting it before embroidering

Mask Beginnings

I'm working on a new piece, a fiber and embroidery mask based on the Medusa myth. It's super work intensive and I haven't used fabric like this before, so it will be an interesting adventure. The first thing I had to do was to sculpt a face to drape the fabric on - I will tailor the pieces and use a stiffener so that it actually conforms to this (somewhat terrifying) facial expression when it's done. Here are some shots of the sculpting progress - I started with a styrofoam head to save myself some clay volume.

 Here's the finished base form, shellacked for protection, with the first fabric panel pinned in place. I may have overdone the level of detail, but it was fun. I love figure sculpture and I miss it!

Here's the finished base form, shellacked for protection, with the first fabric panel pinned in place. I may have overdone the level of detail, but it was fun. I love figure sculpture and I miss it!

French Bulldog Cerberus

Workin on a new jacket featuring Herzog the Frenchie as Cerberus! The rest of the elements are good luck symbols from various cultures, and imagery that is symbolic to the client. The coin in the left pocket is for prosperity -- apparently coins with holes are really good luck, and one should always keep a coin in the pocket of a new jacket or purse. I learned a lot while researching these symbols, it's pretty cool. Also, onions are good luck, who knew?

Almost a mural

Since I can't make murals right now, I'm making huge jungles instead. This is on Tyvek with vinyl paint - still not sure how I feel about the material, but it's pretty indestructible, which is neat.

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Mural Sketch

Dreaming of making botanical murals......

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New Embroidered Jacket

Loving making this crazy cat embroidery -- neon is the best.

Brand New Studio!

Two-Headed Snake with Protea

Working on this new piece with some crazy plants. I'm obsessed with these Flashe vinyl paints!

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EARTHLY DELIGHTS MURAL

Three-panel mural for Sylvia Pines' sex-positive lifestyle boutique, Earthly Delights (@earthlydelightsnashville), opening August 2017 in Nashville. This was so much fun to make, painstaking though it was!

 This shot is a bit dark, but you can see the layout here.

This shot is a bit dark, but you can see the layout here.