|Polymer Clay and Mixed Media Sculpture by Andrew Thornton. SOLD|
I got a hankering to make some more little critters. So I did! I've been having fun making all sorts of magical creatures. It's funny how as an artist, I circle back to the things of my childhood. These little sculptures are more involved than the ones I used to make, but I like to think that they still have that spark of the child's imagination. They're all made out of polymer clay and glass eyes. I hand-paint and layer pigments and inks and seal all of the sculptures for durability.
A lot of the projects that I work on have to be done in stages with lots of downtime in between. I like to keep busy. If I take a break from working with my hands, I get distracted and will sometimes lose focus. So these sculptures are a great way to keep my creative muscles loose and warmed up. I've really been in the mood to sculpt, so I'll keep making them until the impulse wanes.