This jumping spider is also made in papier maché - at least in part. Its body is made from papier maché and coated with some fur, which origin I do not know. The fur of the cephalothorax is very odd. The limbs are made from large pipe cleaners. They have been painted with white at the joints. The small eyes are black pins (not recommended for small children). The large eyes are red plastic half pearls painted black at the back. That creates a nice effect.
for party songs
In 1994 I got the assignment of making a container
for party songs to be used at a confirmation. The girl to be confirmed
has a tortoise. I only had a week to make it. First I claimed that it was
impossible, but after one nights sleep I knew how to make it in time. I
did make it. There is a small door in the carapace that can be lifted to
access the folded songs.
This gruesome head is one of my early works. It
is not build on a skeleton but rather on a lump of paper. That is the explanation
for the strange proportions of the jaw etc. The teeth are cut from wood,
the larynx is made from cardboard to look rigth when viewed from below.
The neck also displays vertebra and cut wessels.
|Horns for the Devil
These horns were made on a plasticine model. It was covered first with newspaper, then with toiletpaper. Dried, painted and laquored. They were stitched to a black hood. Used for a demo against the EU in 1986.
|Other sites with papier maché:
Ilka Mey's galleri
||(c) Ditlev V. Petersen/Potemkin 2003|