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« on: July 27, 2008 04:58:35 PM »

I've spent this past month at a very neat art program. Actively encouraged by great teachers and passively by years of craftster cruising, I tackled a huge project. Here is the result in its six foot glory:



Front closeup:

I was inspired by that feeling when you finally achieve a sort of release. The part you see is entirely paper mache, though it's supported by a wood/cardboard/chicken wire structure.


I achieved the bronze look by applying a base coat of black, then rubbing gold acrylic on to the most prominent parts with my hands, a rag, and the occasional brush for scratch marks.

I used cardboard for the mache, so it was relatively transportable. I seem to be the only one that likes it though, so it's probably going to take up residence in the basement for some time.  Undecided


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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2008 05:27:45 PM »

Wow, that is really impressive!  It is cool, and just a little spooky in its faceless-ness.  I am sure it was a ton of work too - sorry it has to live in the basement. It is hard to know what to do with things like that after the art is done, sometimes.  Be proud!

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2008 06:19:03 PM »

WOW to be able to express your feelings in something as beautiful as that. I love it, sad that it's got to go to the basement. Embarrassed

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2008 06:29:05 PM »

She's gorgeous!
You really did a great job. It's really an interesting piece of work...
I would love to have the room to take on a project like that.

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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2008 06:50:35 PM »

That is incredible! And I have to, pretty spooky. it's very eerie and interesting, looks like an amazing amount of work!
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