This work is a fusion of the ceramics work I did last year, and my current methods of illustration. It's part of a new body of work. The human limbs are Sculpy painted with acrylic, the body silk with a wire armature.
I'm working with ideas of hybrid animal/humans found in mythology around the world. We relate to the human aspects of such creatures, yet are distrusting of their bizarre combination; they are reviled or worshiped, sometimes both at the same time. The size of these new pieces is that of dolls and playthings, which raises questions over whether the piece is a doll or an idol. Though the stitches show and the methods of creation visible, the materials are rich (silk, gold thread, and gold beads).