Thursday, October 4, 2012

New sculptures and books emerging in the studio

October - Open Studios and Fall shows. 

I've been having fun working on new creatures and new book designs,
including the one above who facebook friends have so far identified as
a unicorn, a fire breathing deer, and dragon. We'll see what folks think
during Roxbury Open Studios this weekend. Studios are open 11-6 both
Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct 7.  Map and complete info for 
Roxbury Open Studios at: Discovery

Besides lots of finished work, people who visit my studio
will see new creatures in various stages of
completion. Including this dragon rearing on its hind legs.  

And these figures....which started as dancing wire armatures...
Next the wire was wrapped with polyester and that covered
with muslin..and beaks added. Leather, beads and wings
will follow.

One last "before" photo for you. This shows what
is beneath the leather of the cover at the top of this
post. Pieces of bark and wood are glued down as I
begin to visualize the final design. But until the leather
is on, I never know exactly what the final  piece will look
like.  I enjoy being surprise.  Who would ever guess it
might be a fire breathing deer!

Hopefully many of the new creatures will be finished for my next show
American Craft Show NYC Oct. 19-21.  Next post I'll share the
final appearance of at least some. Definitely a couple new
species in the works, so I'm hoping they'll tell me their stories.

Happy Fall  - Please drop by my studio or the NYC show if you're
in the area!

Adventure on! Wendy

1 comment:

  1. I always love seeing your creatures in process.
    Impressive. Continued success through practice.