At a shop in San Diego last year, I saw a collection of sun faces displayed over a bed. It looked great, and would have cost over $1000 to purchase them all. Of course I couldn’t do that; I already have a collection of sun faces in the living room. And I’ve lived in earthquake country, don’t want heavy stuff hanging over the bed. And I’m, um, frugal.
But I kept the idea in mind, and decided to make nine planets (I believe in you, Pluto!), inspired by the space fabric in the background.
I sculpted the three largest and one of the smallest, then got distracted, and they sat for a year.
Come quarantine and super hot weather, and I found time to finish them. I decided to make them all moons (all the other artwork in the bedroom features the moon), and all the same size. Three didn’t fill the space over our king bed, so I made two more.
They’re papier mache; a thin dome of newspaper strips formed over a plastic-covered bowl, features made of crumpled foil covered with more paper. The new ones have a slightly different feel, and I experimented with a final coat of toilet paper for a different texture.
Each one is about 9" wide.