I sculpted this piece for a very special memorial art show run by Martina & Frank Russo of MF Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. They were really close friends with him and had put together and amazing show of work in memory of Dave Brockie. Dave Brockie was one of the founding members of the shock rock band GWAR. He passed away this March. The band put together an Art Foundation for those in need of assistance to pursue their artistic dreams. They have a video about it here. Part of the proceeds from this art show will go to that fund. This was one of the coolest art shows I have been a part of, I am so honored to have had a piece in it. There is a lot of coverage of this event, to see pictures and art visit this. My Oderus piece was made from Super Sculpey clay, wood, resin, and oils.
A still and eery baby in a thrift shop here in Arkansas jumped into my lap the other week. She/he/it was sitting in a crystal cup, wearing a christmas jumper. As I picked it out of the crystal cup it began to move and play the song “Jesus love me.” Of course! It must be a demon baby, or a kin to Rosemary’s baby. How strange to peer into this little baby’s eyes while it move forward and rotated backward while playing this ridiculous song. Ah HA! Super coooool.
What a treat to see inside this little thing. Tore apart the dressing and found an age old tinker mechanical music box with a protuding and moving slanted metal rod. The doll’s head is injected with this rod and moves once the box is cranked! Oh what wonder, what genius. Absolutely love it! The next day I sculpted a new face for the young boy, and of course some little goat legs. His outfit is sooo luxurious I can’t resist touching it.
The day has come and this creature is born.
Baby Lucifer moves in a circular motion slowly after the wind up in his back is cranked.
Finished! Entry into the Insidious II Competition. What a week! Many concerned looks from the folks at the River. I guess carrying around a wet doll with deamon attached look a little like a wet baby?! Oops! The Baptism is complete. Whew.
This is the final image. .
you can have a look at the rest of the contest here. .
– In The River –
A river runs through the wooded hills of Gulpha Gorge, Arkansas.
Beneath a bridge is a hidden portal of evil. A beautiful doll floats down the dark waters of the Gorge where it is found by Annabelle, a young girl camping with her parents for the Summer.
But her delight quickly turns to terror as the evil spirit in the doll possesses her and she begins performing violent and sadistic rituals on the other campers at the National Park.
“The doll your daughter found in the river has something inside it…Something evil…And now it is inside of her”.
I’ve been working on quite an array of things lately. Just launched my shop on Etsy. I have a shelf full of dollies to finish off. And I can not wait to create more. I must catch these new ideas before it’s too late. But before I get to them, I am working on a very special project, in which I only have 1 more week to finish. This one is soooooo freeeeeeAKy!
Super Freak. For example, I cover it before I sleep. AAAAAAAhhhhh… I’ll explain more of it when it’s done. When it is done….For the love of death! Jonathan Davis will be finished! Some surprises on him too. For the meantime I leave you with this image. … Hehehe.
Getting ready to pack up and put the ole’ dolls back in the case. Here we go for round 1,000. But before I take off from here. I’ve aimed at creating 1 creature a day, but as time stands I can come pretty close to that. I lay before you a strange and wondrous creature. He was made when feeling just the way he looks. Completely out of my mind. But all in good fun, nothing really matters anyway. 🙂
The flesh of this doll, reveals itself to be more than I had prepared for. I like the technique I am using but somewhat taken back by the realistic qualities. Smearing the thick blood on the sculpture, feeling the ribcages ….. give me a sense of having an ability to animate what I am creating. Almost like when I sculpt a mouth and teeth and then I feel like I am violating the creature by sticking my surgical tools into their mouth. Eeek! I know, it’s a bit weird. But I take it very seriously. I cant post the picture yet. But trust me, it’s fairly vile. ?
I have fastened a scalp hair puncher for the placement of hair into the fleshy sculpey. Punching hair into the scalp of sir Davis is no easy nor fast technique. I am a little concerned with baking the hair. But we humans do all kinds of shit to our hair, so I believe the hair can really take a beating. I’m lucky enough to have been given 3 sets of hair from haircuts, during my stay here in Arkansas. And have acquired more than a sufficient amount of hair. Ewww, well when it comes down to it – I feel pretty good about using real hair, at least you know what you are dealing with. And now into dreading this hair, oooh I know I make it soo easy for myself. Don’t I?
Presently I am sculpting a new creature inspired by the energy and likeness of Jonathan Davis of KORN. On my birthday last year in Hollywood California at Club 1666, I had the opportunity to experience JDevil’s show. Perhaps, I was entranced by his pure Black Scalera’s and was so taken by his presence, that I vowed to make a doll of him. Alas, a year later I have begun the journey to make this happen. For this particular creation, I am learning new techniques. .. Trying out a very eyesight enduring procedure of threading real hair into the scalp of clay. . it is actually quite meditative. Feeling the life bubble out of the hair.. I can not wait to see what will become of it.