Friday, 10 June 2011

Cat Johnston - photos from Centrespace Gallery

'Recorder Beast'

'God of Wasps'

'God of Hair'

'God of Eyes'

The photos shown above are of Cat's models produced for the show 'Ask Before Handling' at the Centrespace Gallery in Bristol.
Cat decided to make effigies of her own personal gods for the show, each model is made up of a skeleton of wire, balsa wood and modroc. All the models faces have a balsa wood base with milliput on top and their clothes are painstakingly hand-stitched felt, with various embellishments including, leather, ribbons and intricate embroidery. Interesting fact - the God of Hair has real human hair and if you look very carefully you will notice that his crown is decorated with golden headlice and pearly nits and his combs have tiny golden moustaches. Amazing!
To view more of Cat's wonderful work click here and keep up to date with her blog here.

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