When I start a paper clay bust, I let the process move organically. My only intention before I started these 3 was “eccentric”. They all have pine cone caps as head dresses and now I’m addicted to pine cone caps. Seriously addicted. They are textural, quirky, organic and whimsical.
These 3 happened at the same time. I shifted back and forth between them as they were drying and taking form. I love their eccentricities, out there in the open for all to see.
Ronald, Paper Clay, 2016
A friend gave me a mink remnant that she found in a bag of goodies and I immediately thought of a socialite from the 1950’s. I have a book of photographs entitled “Reflections of a Man, The Photographs of Stanley Marcus” (of Neiman Marcus fame). I have a life long fascination with fashion and a darling friend gave me this book as inspiration and eye candy. Ms. Bitsy would fit directly into the pages of the book.
Paper Clay, Acrylic Paint, Recycled Fabric. 5.5″ tall, 4″ wide
Styrofoam, Paper Clay, Acrylic Paint, Vintage Fabric, Pencil. Approx. 4″ tall.