Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I have started on a new project. A figure. I have not made figures for many years, the last ones being a set of marionettes I made of the characters in the "Hansel and Gretel" story.
This new figure has a head, arms and lower legs made from self-hardening clay. Having left these to dry for some weeks, due to work commitments, I started the armature and dressing the figure on Saturday. The joints are movable, so that I can pose the figure.
The clothes have been made using free-machine embroidery decorations. The working name for the figure is currently "Jack o' the garden". A kind of guardian based on the old English myth of the Green Man, or Jack o' the green.
I'm enjoying letting his character grow as I work on him.


katiejayinpa said...

He looks so interesting, like real quardian. I like that he not "cute" and has some true character in his face. Like he would tell you his opinion if you asked. What are the holes in his chest for?


Mandy said...

Thanks for the comments. The holes are to tie everything together. I used them later to attach the armature securely so that I could make sure that the head would remain fixed. The arms and legs are jointed and can be moved.