The photo above is a unique mixed media sculpture. Drawn from both my connection to home and my heritage. I sculpted the face in porcelain clay and finished it with an iron-rust patina. The driftwood body was washed up with other debris, along a Lake Michigan beach. The final assemblage was inspired by a Ukrainian Folktale Rusalka. These mythological women seen haunting lakes are reminiscent of Hans Christian Andersen’s “Little Mermaid,” yet much darker.
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Barb, You are so creative! This is wonderful…it all works together so well – even without the reference – but so much more meaningful once the relationship and background are known. Susan P.S. I’ve been thinking about doing little water-based clay heads – totally imaginative – kind like what I did with you a couple of years ago. Something quick…maybe we can work in the studio together again? What do you think?
Thank you. Let’s talk.
Love this piece. 🙂
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I love the spirit engaged in this piece!
The face, to me, looks peaceful and serene…despite the mythology.