Nightcrawlers

Full view of an abstract sculpture made from sackcloth by MJ Seal that resembles a giant, glistening, blackish brown centipede

The varnish on these little monsters finally dried so it was time for a photo shoot-

Only I could turn a scrap of an old coffee bag into some hideous, scorpion-esque monstrosity

After initial sculpting on these was complete I let them dry for a while and then applied several heavy glazes of Carbon Black.

Where we left off-

The glazes darkened them quite a bit but were translucent enough to allow some of the color of the burlap to show through. The medium I used for the glazes was glossy – so it gave theses pieces a shiny blackish-brown coloration- like certain creepy crawlies you probably don’t want to find around the house 🕷

“Nightcrawler I”- Original sculpture by MJ Seal. Sackcloth, paper ephemera, PVA glue and acrylic, 20” x 14” x 5”. C. 2020
I love how the texture and glazes worked out together on this one
“Nightcrawler II”- Original sculpture by MJ Seal. Sackcloth, paper ephemera, PVA glue and acrylic, 20” x 14” x 5”. C. 2020
Coming to get ya
“Nightcrawler III”- Original sculpture by MJ Seal. Sackcloth, paper ephemera, PVA glue and acrylic, 8” x 5 1/2” x 1”. C. 2020
This one really looks like a (very alive) loathsome insect – even up close
“Nightcrawler IV”- Original sculpture by MJ Seal. Sackcloth, paper ephemera, PVA glue and acrylic, 9” x 3 1/2” x 1/2”. C. 2020
“Nightcrawler V”- Original sculpture by MJ Seal. Sackcloth, paper ephemera, PVA glue and acrylic, 37” x 8” x 2”. C. 2020
I’m kind of glad there are no bugs alive today (on this planet at least) that are this big
The “spine” on this centipede-like form was originally a seam in the coffee bag this was made from- I knew it had potential.
A pair of false antennae trailing from the back

*Stay Safe-Stay Productive*

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