I had the chance to photograph a piece I created the first year I worked in paper mache thanks to collector, Cynthia Biere, and place it by the piece I just completed this week, "Wellington Wabbit." Isn't it amazing how much things can change in just over three years? My early pieces were all about little heads and big over-sized bodies with a more primitive look, and they were originally made with celluclay. I hit some speed bumps with celluclay plus it didn't allow me to work in the detail I wanted so I went hunting for a new paper mache mix. I eventually found fastmache, which allowed me to do so much more in the medium and seemed to suit my evolving artistic needs. I have to give fastmache credit for the sculptural appearance of my work changing so much in the last two years. Thank goodness for collectors and family like Cynthia that supported me through the early work so that I have had the opportunity to take this artistic journey.
The figure below is the newest addition to the Monkey-Cats figures, "Wellington Wabbit." Wellington is related to the Easter bunny on his Mother's side....something like a second cousin twice removed (it's hard to be certain because rabbit lineage changes with such great frequency records aren't always accurate). Wellington likes glitter and sparkle so he has a German glass glitter bow tie and green garland grass in his basket supporting his special egg.
"We Shall Be Knit Together"
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