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    Thursday, August 1, 2013 :: Some shots of revised makeup sculpture


    This is a roughed out sculpture for a witch prosthetic. It's being repurposed for use in a video installation piece. Here also, are some shots of details and textures on this makeup. It has since been sectioned and molds have been made. I had to shelf this one to focus on some other things lately. But I'll pick it up again soon. It's ready to have pieces cast for a test application, though.

    This design has a skinned-over right eye (she doesn't need it anyway), a big honkin' schnoz, and a generous heaping of warts.

    It's been sitting around as I am figuring out what to do with the concept of the "witch" as a symbol or metaphor. American history is loaded with great examples that prove, embarrassingly, that our adherence to patriarchal constructs is a cowering from feminine power and wisdom. Women are labeled as witches (bitches) and are burned alive or hanged as a means of population control. They are "permitted" to have jobs, but are only paid for them as 70% of a real employee. They have the power to create new human beings, although pregnancy seems to be thought of as an "illness" in most American HR departments.

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