These will change so dramatically when glazed, and some won't survive, so I wanted to take a pic to show you and as a record for myself. These are the prototypes, just one of each. My mind has been flooded lately with horror movies, animated spooky things, and Halloween creatures. This is translating into a whole slew of new Spookyhead charms! You see above a frankenstein, swamp thing, mad scientist, dracula, mummy, and some crazy love struck skull. Below is a 3 part bat that I am excited about.
Looking for my song today, "Bones" by the Killers, I came across the song set to clips from Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride" film. I love Tim Burton very much, and I can see a pretty good amount in influence of his work in my beads. This clip is especially revealing for this line of beads. It can be alarming sometimes, because things that one loves can get lodged in the brain and pop out in unexpected ways. The mind flood of images that one drowns oneself in becomes art of their visual vocabulary. For me, the key to being an actual artist is to acknowledge these influences, and to be mindful of how they come out, so as to always make sure your own spin and signature is present. I think original art happens when a combination of unique influences combine to make something new.