I thought I’d paint a little mural this week
This is a sketch I made for a mural I really want to paint — I love the sunset backdrop and bizarro plants. It would be fun to do with a super punched up palette, or even a super muted version….more to come!
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.
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?
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.
Dreaming of making botanical murals......
After being gone for weeks and weeks:
Working on this new piece with some crazy plants. I'm obsessed with these Flashe vinyl paints!
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!