Friday, 24 October 2008
The alebrijes saga part 1: so it begins.
I always have a million different ideas and projects on the go!!
At the moment I am focusing on mexican art. There are some beautiful and colourful projects which anybody can do, such as papier mache and wood carving, and numerous patterns and motifs to be taken from mexican folk art and crafts. Papier mache is used really effectively in mexican art, and has advanced beyond a childrens activity to a really beautiful and unique sculpture material.
Beginning with a wire armature, newspaper is used to build up a body and then layers of thin newspaper strips are glued on with papier mache mix (I use pulped newspaper, PVA glue and wallpaper paste). This is then sanded, painted and varnished. See the mexican art section on my website for more! http://www.junkpunk.co.uk/alebrijes.html