When I was a little girlm my friends and I tried to ‘dig to China’ but probably only got around 1 or 2 feet before getting bored and finding something better to do. My brother and his friends were far more tenacious and dug a really deep hole once that you could fit a couple of grown men standing upright in. They were looking for treasure but when my mom said if they find any she gets 50% spirits were dampened. Maybe she’d have taken half their booty, but at least she let them tear up her yard. She was cool like that…letting us run away with our imaginations. As my brother got older, he still dug holes but they were much smaller. He’d wrap old toys and other trinkets up in foil and bury them in the yard or in the crawl space under the house. I’m not sure why exactly but I always thought it was a pretty cool idea. He’d dig them up now and then and if I was lucky he’d show me what was inside the foil packet. I sometimes wonder if there’s any Freakies or headless GI Joes waiting under the soil of our childhood home patiently waiting for my brother’s return.
I came across this incredible sculptor on Facebook of all places. How it is that I wasn’t familiar with Colin Christian’s work? I really don’t know. He’s pretty famous and wildly talented. He uses fiberglass to create this very cartoon like appearance. The works are larger than life and really beautifully executed and intriguing. I can’t help be reminded of my time in Second Life. That hyper sexy, pop art, sub culture fashion vibe is just the sort of look an SL avatar drools over. So, here’s a few images I found online, but I encourage you to Colin Christian’s Official Site for more.
I really love this Snackcake head series he did a few years back. There are all different versions of her.
My favorite has to be the Cthulhu Snackcake head!
Full body sculpts. Fiberglass and Silicone. Too cool!
So, those were older pieces. His most current work includes this series of capsules which I think might still be on display at the Opera Gallery in New York. Strange, sexy and intriguing…
I will be at ART ROCK in West Palm Beach again this year. It’s a one day show (May 7th) in the art armory with lots of interesting art vendors. I hope to see some of you there. I’ll definitely have the art dolls with me as well as some jewelry, cards and prints.
Speaking of dolls, I have a new one (lotus pod style) which I’ll be posting up on CalanRee.com later today. I just ran out of time to finish getting the photos in order thanks to yucky taxes and more car horrors. Please stop by and check her out.