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.