Saturday, May 9, 2009

Figurative Artists Consortium 2009 Conference

Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)
June 11 -14, 2009
FAC - Mission Statement
The mission for the Figurative Artists Conference (FAC) is to promote and support the practice and the teaching of figurative art by providing a safe and supportive environment for exploring one’s creative and artistic potential. FAC strives to do this by providing new and exciting workshops and related activities designed to help individual artists achieve their full potential in the figurative arts.

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“The Gift” ©

“The Gift”© was created especially to celebrate the “Doll Crafter and Costuming” 25th Anniversary. It was fashioned as a figurative art fantasy with the thought of having a special earthling as a courier of memorable gifts. Not a fairy, not a creature, not an animal but a combination of all, something like a Cicada but lovelier, more like a Wood Nymph, having enlarged wings to carry heavy gifts.

It is a wire armature figure with cloth head and hands. The head is needled sculpted and skinned. The entire costume is made from bias cut hand dyed ribbons. Her shoes are sculpted from two-part Aves Apoxy sculpt. The embellishments consist of hand dyed Hanah silk ribbons, Mokuba ribbons and Swarovski crystals.
The wings are removable and made from acetate and hand painted. The antennas are individually wrapped on special tubing.

This is a one-of-a-kind handmade figurative piece measuring base 12” x 16”.
The figure itself measures 18”.

She makes her debut in the August 2009 anniversary issue of Doll Crafter & Costuming.