The Creatures vs. The Clown

  • Final project for my book arts class. This project is a mixed media sculpture/painting. The train, or the holder, is made of polymer play and painted with gouache. The paper art is a tunnel book, a form of book making that is similar to staging a play where the scene is build on in layers. Unusually, I used a wet media, once again gouache, to color mine. Which typically is not done because of the warping of the paper, but I took the time to flatten and layer mine. 

    The story here is that the circus workers are waiting in a box car behind their train and while they wait to real their fair ground they're playing a game of cards. Our lovely clown is far too deep in thought, and he seems to be unaware that all the circus animals are cheating against him in go-fish. Poor clown.