Faith Galvan: The Blue-Wolf Girl

I wrote a post about Gemma Whitby’s commission a wee while back, and my next one has arrived in it’s new home safely…. so here is AFP Patreon’ Patrons Commission two!

For those that need a wee reminder….. I’m a member of a completely wonderful facebook group, set up for the Amanda Palmer Patreon’ Patrons. It’s beautiful, and real, and the best community I’ve ever been a part of.

So full of love…… I wanted to do a thing.

I’m really excited about my current Zendoodles, so that was the thing I decided to do. Give away three commissions, to anyone who liked my picture. Oh, and while I’m here I’d really like to thank everyone who liked my page, and to everyone who liked the picture but didn’t win…. fret not! I’m planning on doing more of these giveaways in the future…. stay tuned!

This one is Faith Galvan……. a girl who is running with the blue-wolves!

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Last one is not too far away from her new home… will post about it soon!

Stay tuned….

Chloe out.

The Little (Dead) Mermaid Photoshoot

Not the red-headed Disney princess we all know and love, these pieces follow the darker notes of the original fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen.
When a mermaid dies she becomes sea foam, forever to float on the water’s surface.
I read this tale as a child and right up until this day, every time I see sea foam my first thought is always ‘dead mermaid’.
The bubble forms you see floating before you in the preserved sections of the ocean are inspired by the shapes of sea foam as it ripples and cascades through the waves and over the tides. The metal is 3-D printed steel forms from my computer design drawings, which I have hand-etched with gruesome sea-creaturesque imagery and added dimensions to with limbs and parts of protruding dead sea monsters, sat amongst the gems of the depths.
Mermaids don’t just dissolve wistfully away into bubbles, they melt and shrink and fall apart at the seams. These floating creations are merely scooped up dead mermaids solidified around your fingers, necks and ears.

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What do you think?

 

Chloe out.

The Little (Dead) Mermaid – Making Of

 

A few days ago my wonderful 3D printed steel bubble parts arrived (yay!) and today I’m going to show you what I did with them!!

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First thing… a bit of etching! Gotta tape up the holes…

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… and paint the metal with etching fluid.

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One dry, little dead fishy, horrible sea creatures and monstrous imagery are scraped away.

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And etched! with my friend the nitric acid.

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After a quick clean, the pieces are given a fire to oxidize the metal and give a little bit of tonal colouration.

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They are then rubbed back using the pendant drill and a little sandpaper.

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Now they’re all shiny and ready for the finishing touches!

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The beads are strung onto a knitted blue wire chain and strung with a variety of blue beads and pearls.

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The studs and ring have cubic zirconia gemstones, wire, and bits of hacked up dinosaurs that have been painted with gloopy varnish pigments (ie. nail polish!) are added into the little pre-printed holes.

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All the pieces are then finished with little spots of clear varnish. My display for these pieces is going to involve something a little wet…. so when the pieces are submerged the varnish will prevent them from rusting all over, ie. the rust will only appear in certain parts…… or that’s the plan anyway! rusting isn’t really something I’m going to have control over! but that’s the fun of these little dead mermaids :)

 

Stay tuned for a post with images of the finished pieces and a photoshoot post too!

Chloe out.