This is part of a series of mini sculptures, or "3D paintings", created in polymer clay with mixed media. The clay is molded with the beads and then baked. After curing, the sculpture is painted with acrylics and gold leaf and finally attached to the painted wooden surface. This piece was created while in one of my frequent trips to Brazil. The inspiration for this piece was found in the Brazilian Carnival, when dancers and partygoers dress up in such exotic and exuberant headdresses and make-up, making it almost impossible to discern the features of the dancers (or gender).
Polymer clay, gold leaf and other mixed media (acrylic paint, glass, rhinestones and pearls) over painted wooden surface,
Dimensions: Outer Frame: 4.25x7.75" (11x19.5cm) Main Sculpture: 2.75x5.75" (7x14.5cm).
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