Sunday, 22 July 2012

Sasquatch hand

Mr. P. Coleman was never the same after that encounter in the fall of 1921. It was however the starting-point for his rather eccentric folk art. Most of which have been lost or forgotten over the last century. But one piece remains, that first trophy brought back from the depths of the Oregon forests. The Sasquatch hand.











This was a very enjoyable commission, I adapted an idea I had for a Swedish troll hand and used American folk art instead to tell this little story of a Bigfoot encounter.
 The hand itself is made of Super Sculpey clay with layers of thin paper to work up a texture, then painted with multiple color washes and dry pigments. 

9 comments:

  1. I love the texture. That's why I like to work with paper - I reckon for skin textures you just can't beat it.

    I'm also liking the folk art plaque idea. I've never seen anything like that before, and it is really cool.

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    1. Thanks Stella, Yeah, paper is great I tried to keep some of the transparency of the paper and sculpey this time, really think that paid of.

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  2. Hello,
    I just went through all your art/creation's pictures and I really love your work.
    Keep up that great imagination and I hope to see more of it in the future.
    Peace from France :)

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  3. Oh, I am so really excited and delighted about finding this blog. It's amazing and beautiful what you do. I love all your art works. You are a great artist, I hope that you keep on posting these great ideas you have. I have a question, what do you study in order to develop this skills?
    Love, love, love your work.
    Gaby

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    1. Thanks for your very kind words, makes me glad!
      I will keep posting the stuff I make no worries.
      Well I've studied propmaking for two years as well as furniture carpeting, done some modelmaking and a bit of drawing/painting. But when it comes to pieces like this It's mostly learning by doing, and looking at real stuff. Good reference is half the thing.

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  4. This is great! Had I seen this before I wrote my last book, I would've included it in there somehow because it would be perfect. You are quite skilled!

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    1. That would have been cool, sounds like a good book. Thanks!

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  5. This is very intriguing. A well-done piece of art. Very touched by the name game use of the moniker "Coleman." Where is this? Can I obtain this for the gaff subsection of the International Cryptozoology Museum? Or go see it on display somewhere else? Best, Loren Coleman, Director, ICM

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    1. Hi, Loren, how great too hear from you! I believe it was the guy who commissioned the piece how suggested the name, as a reference to you I recon. I'm open for making similar pieces if you are interested, just send me an email- jakepets@gmail.com Glad you like it! /Jacob Petersson

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