Thursday, March 4, 2010

Archetypal Action Figures

Here are some more things in the works! I just added these two guys to my Etsy shop. 

 They are the first in a series of smaller figures that are meant to stand alone or interact with each other. My dad and I are also working on some theatre boxes for them to act on that can be hung on the wall or set on a table/mantle/etc.
I am very excited about it because it reminds me of playing with a doll-house or of sand tray techniques used in play therapy. We did this at Naropa when I studied art therapy and had some amazing experiences and breakthroughs - it is such a potent way of getting into psychological issues that we suppress on a day to day basis, but that are really important to acknowledge and explore.

Of course, I have used materials that are as natural as possible - wool, plant dye, wood. It is so fun to work on projects that I can finish in a few days for a change!

1 comment:

FairiesNest said...

I love that you call them action figures...quite a different (and better0 connotation for that term. They really look wonderful!