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Saturday, 9 June 2012

Do you do Voodoo?

 A while ago after I made these brushes it was decided on the deMeng workshop junkies FaceBook page that we would make Voodoo dolls based around a paintbrush! 
I have been working on mine on and off since then and finally got it finished today. I will admit to getting bored with things if they hang around for too long so it was time this was done with so I can move onto the next thing.

 It started life as a dolls body minus arms and legs and a face moulded onto it and a paintbrush that I dipped into gesso and let dry




 Here is my finished piece hanging on the edge of my fridge......it was really hard to get a good pic of the whole thing!

 I don't know an awful lot about Voodoo apart from it's practiced mainly in Haiti and the old thing about a doll that you stick pins into so my doll is only vaguely Voodoo-ish!

 Rusty screws represent the pins used to stick into the dolls

 Rusty wire and pearls threaded through a washer over the arm holes to create the hanger



10 comments:

Jan said...

Very symbolic and gruesomely fascinating!!

olive said...

brilliant Sue.... you surely make some awesome, gruesome & magical items. xxx

Sid said...

Very macabre indeed, but brilliant too !!

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, this is freakishly awesome!

Carol Q said...

that is gruesomely fab Sue. will you wear it???

Effie said...

Stunningly spooky!

Sue OConnell said...

Fab, Fab, Fab, never know what you're gonna come up with next.

Willy said...

This is really amazing, Sue! Love it!

Andy skinner said...

Ohhh Yes!!!!!

herminesplace said...

Totally awesome, love it!