Gallery Shows, GFS Dolls, New Goblinfruit Studio Stuff, rabbits & hares

The Zealot’s Elixir

The Zealot's Elixir

Now showing through March 7 at Modern Eden Gallery, “The Zealot’s Elixir”….a show focusing on snake oil salesmen, false prophets and hope for the lost. My piece, “Shining Apples” (inspired by the song of the same name on the “Tales from the Black Meadow” album by The Soulless Party) is on display with a collection of amazing works. To view the exhibition online check it out here!

A few photos of my contribution to the show.

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Rotten fruit...

Rotten fruit…

Bite?

Bite?

Rotten ooze...

Rotten ooze…

And the song that inspired it!

http://thesoullessparty.bandcamp.com/track/shining-apples

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Events, GFS Dolls, rabbits & hares

Holiday Doll Swap Reveal

For your enjoyment, a mash-up of Dia de los Muertos and Easter (well, more like  Eostre, the pagan holiday which  celebrated renewal and fertility). A bit of sex and death—just in cuddly and fuzzy  form. To see the other wonderful dolls created for this swap, be sure to check out Zan Asha’s blog, Vagabond Creations! I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my swap partner’s bunny girl. Thanks, Zan and Jacqui!

 

 

 

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Is it an EVIL bunny?

Most of my time in the past month and a half has been devoted to creating several new dolls for the upcoming “Evil Bunny” show, opening June 12 in LA, at the Land of Odd Gallery. As of June 3, they were completed, photographed (by good friend, and talented photographer, Stephen Harrison), and shipped off, ready for their installation! Of course, once I complete a project, I tend to become anxious to work on something new right away, and one event fast approaching is the Art Dolls Only 2nd Annual challenge open to all artists. Last year’s theme was the four elements, for which I created this guy. This year’s theme is “Wonderland”, based on, you guessed it—Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Also on the horizon is a collaborative project with the extremely gifted sculptor, King Unicorn. This promises to be a most intriguing project, involving the creatures that prowl through dreams and nightmares, and I am quite excited to be involved in a project with an artist of such high-caliber. More to come on this venture…

And now, for your viewing pleasure, the new bunnies:

Jester 2

Jester 2

Jester 2

...And Call Him George

...And Call Him George

...And Call Him Georg

Henry's Hypnopop © Goblinfruit Studio

Henry's Hypnopop © Goblinfruit Studio

Henry's Hypnopop

Tara and Timmy ©Goblinfruit Studio

Tara and Timmy © Goblinfruit Studio

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“Sweet to Tongue, and Sound to Eye”

Some images of my latest creations which will be on exhibition and for sale at Kris Waldherr’s gallery, “Art and Words”. Created for the “Fairy Tales: From the Dark Wood to Happily Ever After” show, these guys were inspired by Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” poem. Ranging from 6″ to 11″, they were created using Puppen Fimo and Super Sculpey, fabric, faux fur,  batting, wire armature, glass eyes and acrylic paints.  Sculpting these critters was alot of fun, though I think the Snerk brothers were by far my favorite to create. I also had a blast sculpting the tiny fruits…which came as a surprise to me. Believing I would go crazy creating such tiny objects, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were a delight to sculpt and paint. If you’re in NYC, be sure to swing by and check out the show (opening night 10/23 from 7pm-10pm)…it promises to be fabulous, with breathtaking fairytale art housed in  a cozy, charming gallery.

Alphonse Snerk

Alphonse Snerk

Alphonse close-up

Alphonse close-up

Otto Snerk

Otto Snerk

The Snerk Brothers

The Snerk Brothers

Nigel

Nigel

Fingal

Fingal

Fingal close-up

Fingal close-up

Goblin Fruit!

Goblin Fruit!

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