Thursday, July 16, 2009
Setsi's Gold Head and Dr. Simone Monroe's Journals
This is how my nephew's gold head turned out. I tried to make it look all "ancient and mysterious", added the journal pages from "Dr. Simone Merle Monroe" dated back to 1909, and presented it wrapped in layers of gauze and ancient looking fabrics a friend sent me from India. My nephews both liked the head and the hidden journal pages(and my dad and father in law-well, sister's father in law were both very intrigued and kept asking me so many questions like the whole thing was real-hee! My dad now wants to 'find' Dr. Simone's missing journal-guess what I am making him for his birthday.).
Anway, I haven't worked with clay that I had to build, sculpt, cut, scoop out, put back together and fire in a kiln since college! Whoah-so very out of practice. I am in awe of all of you folks who work in so many mediums on a daily basis. And yes, I know my head is big and "wonky" looking-I modeled it from my own head so you know something weird was going to happen(even though I happen to have a child sized head!).