Wednesday, 30 January 2019

CCV. Hecate


The spirit of the Gardens...



I'm working on another mummified saint, but in the meantime I've finished the blog's 'mascot'. She's in a little bit larger box: 7x10x3,5 cm. Built with DAS clay, epoxy putties, roots, card, and other bits and bobs. Painted with acrylics.



I remembered to take some WIP shots during the sculpting process:





21 comments:

  1. Very creepy and very cool! That second one (greenish, with the box trimmed out) looks like it would make a cool card for some for Tarot deck or something.

    My blog's mascot would just be rain. Not nearly as interesting ;)

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it kind of does look suitable for a tarot card art.

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  2. I agree with WestRider: Creepy-cool and very much like a (seriously dark) 3D tarot card =D

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  3. Very smart! Like the idea of a mascot. I just chose a couple of suitable pictures which illustrated my likes and whacked 'em in a sidebar :)

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  4. You never cease to amaze! 8о

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  5. All the things you create are so amazing ! I'm so grateful to you to inspiring me so much.

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  6. Just as shocking as the previous one. Properly scary, I love it.

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  7. Very interesting, thanks for the work in progress pictures. Do you have a lot of actual relics in your region? The USA doesn't have the gruesome stuff on display- the relics in Catholic churches are quite tiny and usually hidden in the altar.

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    1. There are tons of saint relics in Europe, from saints' personal belongings to their body parts and entire bodies. Some are on display for the public, while others are not really visible.

      For my country in particular, I know there's a collection of 300+ relics in the coastal town of Vodnjan, three of which are complete saint mummies. Members of the public are allowed to come and see them.
      In 2017 the full body relic of St Leopold Bogdan Mandić toured the country, and gathered huge crowds. I don't know in what state the corpse is, because it has a lifelike polyurethane mask put over its actual face and hands. This is not an unusual practice for saint bodies that are put on display. I bet a lot of people mistakenly believe this is the actual body, especially since it's labeled as 'incorrupt'. I also bet the Church is perfectly happy with that...

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    2. Interesting! Thank you for the details. I recently read a book about the religiously-sanctioned theft of relics in the middle ages. I find relics to be pretty fascinating.

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