Metamorphosis Monster - 2020 Monster Jam

I made this sweet little monster guy for a friend who recently went through a battle with breast cancer. After years of struggle, she is finally in remission. She says that she feels like a butterfly that went through a metamorphosis. I decided to make her a monster to remind her that she’s transformed. I was going to give it to her the week before the stay at home order was directed, so he’ll have to live with me a little longer until I see her again, but I think she’ll like it.

He was made using lots of different supplies on mixed media paper that was finally glued to a gessoed cradle board.


Detail shot!

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He’s so great! I love your work so much.

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Thank you!

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Oh my goodness. All the textures. This is so incredible. I love how he almost looks galactic. I am sure she will absolutely love it!

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How utterly fantastic is this? I think it’s the best thing I’ve seen all day.

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What a great, happy celebration of life. And the colors are so deep and vibrant. You give such depth and shadows to each piece. The horns, the wings, under his chin. Around his mouth. He looks like he could walk off the page - particularly with the overhang!

Did you use salt for the speckeling?

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what a great way to mark such a meaningful time in her life. fantastic job friend!

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This post made me cry…such a happy gesture for your friend…so glad she is recovering and you wanting her to fly…at least she will have something to look forward to when you can give it to her…beautiful…

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It was actually just water, not salt! I did it once to give him some “spots” of sorts and ended up liking the cosmic look of it, so I just kept going.
Thanks for asking.

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Water droplets are better! I wonder if it had to do with how saturated the base color was. Humm.

This is officially my favorite!!!

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It was extremely saturated. I used Mermaid Markers. Those things are crazy intense.

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Thanks, Beth!

Love this!!! She will love it!

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