Posts Tagged ‘papier’

The Trickster

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Made from papier mache and mixed media The Trickster is so named because of its two sidedness.

Hair Fire and Brimstone, Hallelujah

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Hello Day

Meet Hair Fire and Brimstone, Hallelujah.

No resistance

Thursday, January 17th, 2008


I saw something on a morning talk show the other day and committed it to my thinking. Its kind of about turning resistance into acceptance in that the more you think, "I don’t want to do that, I can’t do that, I wish I didn’t have to do that" the more resistant you become and it literally makes it much more difficult to do the thing you wish you didn’t have or need to do. So, I decided that I would just accept the fact that there are a number of things that will take me away each day from my art goals, ie, dogs, housework, and exercise. By just accepting that I will have to do these things, by not allowing the bantering in my head, I seem to be accomplishing more with less stress. I am not producing art as fast but I feel peaceful knowing I have done the things that I tend to put off or procrastinate about. I think that eventually, I will be able to be more productive. So, the little chant in my head besides, no fear this year, is, acceptance without resistance…


Wednesday, January 16th, 2008


Twas an unproductive day, blehh, too much multi tasking. The pugster’s numbers went down from 490 to 180, so the one meter more of insulin, the walking and food monitoring is makeing a difference and that is a relief.

The Bone Eater

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

For "inspire me thursday" (  ), "my comfort Zone", I just had to create a figure today.  The Bone Eater is paper mache, with a bone and silica packet.

To make the Bone Eater I started with a wire hanger.  I used wire mesh to form the head and body.  Leaving a space in the torso for acid free plastic. Which means that, the areas where the newspaper strips are revealed will eventually fade to yellow and the acid free plastic will remain clear.  I used wall paper paste to adhere the paper strips, which is thick and sticky.  The face area has been gessoed and painted.  The remaining parts of the figure were glazed with black acrylic paint and Future acrylic floor polish.  I like to use Future because, due to its watery consistency, it seeps into the cracks and dents that are inherent to paper mache.  It highlights and brings forth the texture…

The idea for Bone Eater came to me as I examined a set of animal bones that a friend had sent to me.  Initially I thought that the gagged vertebrae bone would make for interesting teeth, but it felt too contrived to just glue the teeth on to the face.  So it occurred to me to make the teeth metaphorical by implying that the teeth were inside him.  This required some problem solving which is how I came up with the idea of the clear plastic so that the viewer could see what was inside.  I decided to put the GEL packet inside of him to preserve the bones and I noticed that it had interesting words on it — DO NOT EAT! The phrase made me think of the creature eating it.  The implication is that the creature not only ate the GEL packet, but the bones as well.  And so, the title: The Bone Eater.


Monday, January 14th, 2008

I’m anxious to finish the hearts, I need to paint, I need to make some figures.

Unrequited (foreshortened)

Red Thing


Monday, January 7th, 2008

Spent most of the weekend finishing up my first batch of papier mache valentine hearts. this one is called Canyon:


Colorful Crevace


Tear Drop

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

This photo is dark but I like the way the tear drop shines