Manifestation, 2017, NFS
Medium: clay, thermoplastic, acrylics, faux fur, wire, 24k gold leaf, led lights
This might the last time I will have this piece available to view in public. Can currently be seen at Art on Madison, last day is this Caturday. If you do view in person, the moon is backlit with LED lights and please, make close inspection of the delicately hand sculpted talons. This piece is the reason I rarely create talons in my work, they were a nightmare, but I suppose, worth that extra effort. Lol This is my only piece that received a double placing in a same show in Oct 2017, and the main reason why I won't sell it. Might be a once in a lifetime deal.. the other reason is.. While creating the wing from sculpting thermoplastic and wire work weaving each wing, I developed some bad blisters from my tool work. I couldn't use my hands for sculpting for about 2 wks or so after this project (the callouses also caused a sensory problem for a spell for feeling my sculpting work) and I recall the shooting pain from each handshake from that show, but it was worth it in the end. Most of my work caused me some sort of physical pain, this one was among the worst injuries. This little albino fantasy owl surprised me and will come home to live with me a lifetime after the show. ❤
You can see more hints to my influences and creative heroes since childhood childhood in this piece, Jim Henson and Brian Froud. I think my absolute favorite film is the dark crystal and I always wanted to create additional residents that may have been found in the forests there, among the pod ppl, gelflings, landstriders, and a watchful Fizzgig.