Jess Hutch.

Monday, October 15, 2007

3 sisters

three sisters

Lately I find myself thinking about incorporating a story or narrative into my toy-thing arrangements. I'm not a writer, especially not of fiction, so I can't see myself doing a whole story with toy characters*... but I like creating little images like this one that appear to be just one part of a longer fairytale. These three figures just seem like they're doing something slightly strange in order to fulfill some task or another, don't you think?

*Although that might be fun.

9 Comments:

At 10:41 PM , Rain said...

Oh no! how come the photo won't show? Or is it just me?

 
At 9:27 AM , Garrett French said...

Maybe just some (slightly?) more elaborate photo shoots could help create the sense of your creatures being a part of a larger world... maybe spend a little time reading Peanuts as Schulz does an amazing job using minimal sets and focusing on his characters. Also for some reason I think of the album art for Decemberists Picaresque. Ooh and there's that wacky Russian guy Leonid Tishkov who made odd stuffed creatures that originally emerged in his paintings and drawings. You're kind of working backwards from him though, from object to context. Tolkien created this way too - he started with creating the Elven language and then needed a world to support it so he wrote the Hobbit. ok... too much coffee, hope there's something in my lateral jottings that spark an idea. I'm a fan of your work and I'm sure their "home land" will appear for you.

G

 
At 11:10 AM , lisa s said...

jess.... love the idea of narrative with your work. really do.

these are fantastic.

we need to schedule our day!

 
At 5:04 PM , LaurenSmash said...

I definitely think its fun to give my toys a history. They have names and favorite activities and foods. It makes them feel more alive :D

Yours are beautiful!

 
At 3:37 PM , Dan Goodsell said...

Yeah I love the way narrative seems to be creeping into your work. It can't help but grow in wonderful ways.

I must say I like the way they exist in a neutral world, just as the doll house did.

 
At 8:10 AM , LLA said...

They totally do! When I saw the picture (before I read the words) I thought "The Three Fates!"

Once again, your knack for the faces just flat out slays me...

 
At 12:49 PM , jenifer74 said...

these are totally great - i love the coloring of the minty green & brown too.

 
At 10:41 AM , comfies said...

geez. wonderful. wow.

 
At 10:45 AM , Jeff said...

So very ghostly.

 

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