Friday, 10 August 2012
Ive made a few more but they are drying on the window sill.
I cant lie getting this pattern right has been hard and its still tricky to capture the stance that moths have.
However I am pleased with these and the rest look very similar except they are all different colours of velvets and scraps of upholstery fabric.
I know that these aren't going to be every ones cup of tea as alot of people like butterflies and moths but if the body is large and fat it puts them off.
I understand this body shape issue and I think its the same with spiders the larger and plumper they are the more of a reaction they get.
These have a very strong presence which is ultimately what I'm after that slight second of 'unsure what it is'.
The tradition of witches and wizards having a familiar is always something that growing up always really struck a chord with me.
In the books by Phillip Pullman each person has a daemon which takes on the form of an animal and stays with them,walks by their side or perches on their shoulder.
Although humans are physically separate from their daemons, they are metaphysically connected, and most human-daemon pairs cannot bear to be distanced by more than several yards.
A big fat moth on my shoulder or a plump green spider on my sleeve going everywhere with me.
One can dream.........
Well actually I have had this moth on my shoulder now for a few hours whilst I get computer work done.
If these walls could talk!