Monday, February 21, 2011
She's Contaminated took on a bit more of a somber tone than most of my other work so far. Originally, as with most of my stuff, I was going to name her, however, right through her creation, no name seemed to fit. Usually, a name will pop into my head that suits the character that I'm working on - but not in this case. Then I realized, it's because she's all of us. She's not a specific character, but more of a spirit or feeling. As her story goes:
"What were you thinking?
Such an odd statement used often with venom and sarcasm to cause one to second-guess their minds.
"She's Contaminated" represents that feeling that nothing you can do or say is right. Nothing comes out the way you planned. People keep looking at you out of the corners of their eyes, avoiding direct contatct at all costs.
It's that feeling of isolation when you just can't seem to connect to others...or others simply refuse to reach out and connect with you. "
Here are some more pics - I'm very happy with how she turned out:
I ended up adding some suede to her mohawk to give it a little more subtance, and I especially love the little steampunk cuff I gave her:
Here clothes were all hand-sewn...and lemme tell you right now, I don't sew. Nope. I don't do it. I generally don't agree with it and it generally doesn't agree with me. I think it turned out pretty good though, for a complete, rank, amature. :) I even sewed the ribbons on because I was worried that if I glued them on, they would eventually come off - and I want her to last a long, long, time.
Anyway, I just wanted to share the completed project with you all. On to other clay adventures!
Have a great and imaginative day!
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