I tend to use animal hybrids to depict and explore states of mind. Metamorphosis explores that in-between time when internal changes are happening though outwardly there is little movement. Consider a cocoon or a plant bulb, the end results of the changes within are life-altering and unstoppable. Some life changes can feel like this, we feel a sense of dormancy, even as everything is changing and re-arranging within.
This sculpture was inspired by my drawing of the same name.
Each approximately 8.5″ long, 6″ wide and 5″ tall. Weight about 400 grams. Edition of 5.
These sculptures are hand made limited edition "litters". Each type of animal is only created once, and the number of animals in each litter is very small. Within each group there are variations in faces, colouring, and features.
Bodies are felted wool with glass beads for weighting. Heads, horns, nails, etc are made by hand with modelling clays that have been painted and varnished.
Imaginary Animal Sculptures