Sculpting with paper and painting with Glue
My latest project has made me realize so many things. I have not written in a while, because work on my it has distracted all my thoughts. See my post here to explain:
I have also not worked on any art in a while, so starting a project from nothing felt really good to do. I am a artist at heart and this project just wrapped up all my skills into one neat idea. I am really proud that somehow I was given the inspiration for this idea and not only entertained the thought but I followed through and created it.
One night I was thinking of what to do with my all my old artwork. Delving through it has created feelings unto itself and I just wrote an article on them here.
I wrote out the concept idea in my notebook and even made a few sketches of the idea. I thought of putting all my art skills to the test and creating 3d sculptures that represented me in stages of my past. I had a whole page of ideas before I came up with the idea of figurines aka dolls of fairly large size to not only represent stages of me, in shape but also I would cover the figures in my old artwork.
I have all but 90 % finished my first figure aka ages 5-12; here is a little description;
She’s got Pigtails and a Dress
She smiles with innocence
She plays with color
She knows she can create;
“Express yourself at every chance”.
I am still working on her. She is still a work in progress, but her progress is what has impressed even myself. I am writing this artist statement to show how I made her. I made so much progress just Sculpting with paper and painting with glue. I went through 2 batches of paper mache, and almost a whole roll of masking tape for the underbody creation. I have only spent 2.63 cents on this project on that roll of tape. Everything else I have found in my own home to make this project.
Here are the pictures of her progression from an idea to a realization.
I am really happy with the results and every day she is transforming. The very last picture with the large eyes, is NOT the end result, it was just where I was the last time I worked on it. Since then I have trimmed the eyes and have begun to cut out the rest of the old artwork for covering the rest of her. I am not sure if I am going to cover her hair or not. I worked really hard on the hair and I am not sure if I want to cover the work that I did. But the work is very crude with ‘paper mud’ so I think I will at least try to cover the mud up somehow.
Thanks for reading about my latest project. And I look forward to posting about more of the figurines I make to come. I plan on making at least 2 more for this project.
here is an edit with the finished doll**