Monday, April 28, 2008

Dancing Devils Firepit

Artist Statement: These dancing devils were adapted from a series of medieval block prints… although they also remind me of Indonesian shadow puppets. Especially because of the way that they cast lively dancing shadows when you build a fire in the firepit. As the flames leap, so do the shadows! How cool is that? This design was cut freehand with no stencils or jigs. I don't know if I'll evr make another one quite this complex due to the time and effort that went into each figure. I love the way it came out, but future versions will most likely be a bit less detailed and simpler (which is my not-so-subtle way of saying that if you love this design as much as I do, you should get it before it's gone!).

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