Monday, November 16, 2009

Spotlight on Chicken Lips, David Everett

Chicken Lips is the whimsical and humorous folk art of  David Everett.  I could look at his clever creations all day long!   Lots of photos on his blog and on website.   David works primarily with Paperclay and says: "I have completely fallen in love with PaperClay and simply cannot stop using it! There are so many things that I can create...For years, I've wanted a Kiln and have belabored over which one to buy, should I buy gas or electric...But recently a ceramics artist told me to stick with PaperClay for what I'm doing. It's more durable than fired clay and easier to work with.  I do know that this stuff can take a real beating! I can't begin to tell you how many things I've dropped in the process of creation, and yet they are completely unharmed (and I've had a couple pieces take some really hard falls!). This is one tough egg to crack! "  

Speaking of eggs.....I love the look of this 'Chicken & Egg' figure...the art is in the simplicity of it all!   David describes his technique for working with Paperclay:   "Each piece is gesso'd, painted in acrylics, sealed, details are added in oil paints, more sealing, staining, and then sealed again. It's a lot of work, but each piece has it's own character - one that will hopefully bring a smile to your face for many years to come."  On his website, there's a short video demo showing his technique.

In his 'about me', David says:  "I'm constantly growing and expanding my abilities - always pushing myself to try something new. My "style" seems to have a life of its own – it’s kind of exciting to think where it will take me next. But regardless of the medium or style, if my art makes you smile, then I did my job right!"

It definitely makes ME smile!   How about you?

1 comment:

  1. wonderful work david thank you for sharing


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