Creature Comforts | Sis

Creature Comforts | Sis

Creature Comforts- Sis

So far, during this year of the pandemic, I am finding my creative needs circling around small "craft" projects. Smaller pieces with more mixed media involved.
This little creatures is one of those craft projects. Sis is a slug-like creature who started as a ball of epoxy clay. Made in Wisconsin, I wanted to just enjoy creating the shape of a worm, like when we were children and we pulled out Play-Doh and did exactly that, played. Sis is a smooth operator who loves to adorn herself with bits of fur her first friends shed when the weather turns warm. The numbers 2020 are written in red beads on his underside. Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, the Baha'i Faith, and Christianity all use beads as a means of devotion. The word bead is derived from the Old English bede which means a prayer. Beads are among the earliest human ornaments with African beads dating back to 10,000 BC and have been considered such powerful objects through the ages.



-antique porcelain doll head 
-repurposed old coat fur
-Swarovski flatback crystals (these sparkle and dance in person)
-vintage Italian glass seed beads from the 1800's or earlier (size 22 and 24)
-metal beads tribal beads
-assorted glass beads

This hand made piece is embellished using a mosaic process.