Friday, June 26, 2009

R.I.P. MJ

I dug up a couple of pieces I've been commissioned to make of Michael Jackson over the years. The first piece was for BET and was one of my very first jobs ever (I was still working with regular sculpey back then and painting with acrylic paints). The other two pieces focus on some of the strange stories that always surrounded MJ... one for MAD Magazine about America's best prisons (also featuring Martha Stewart, Kobe Bryant, Rush Limbaugh, and a few other celebs that got themselves into trouble) around the time of Michael's child sex abuse trial. The last was commissioned for a book shortly after the baby dangling incident. I think it's time for a new Jackson sculpture focusing on the good.
Rest in peace Michael. Thank you for the music! You will be missed.

10 comments:

Judy C said...

What do you work with now. Those were great but the later work is better. Wow.

Liz Lomax said...

Judy! thanks for your comment! I work with Super Sculpey only now. The beige coloured one. And paint the sculptures with Oil paint for the faces, NOT Acrylic! Much easier to work with. I can give you any tips if you need them! :)

Caitlyn Dailey's ArtBlog said...

Great sculptures!
He will be missed.

Pearl Grey said...

I think I will start painting with Oil onto Super Sculpey, Acrylic alsways presents so much drama! :)

damon said...

RIP MJ

nice stuff

Ruth said...

Cant believe Jacko has gone sis, im so very sad, the sculptures are fab..i love that guy! xxx

claudia said...

Ohh!!! its always shocking when a celebrity passes away..at least makes us remember that we are not gonna live forever...

Nice work!!

Chris Walsh said...

Great work Liz, I do similar myself and was so excited when I found your work in a taschen book years ago. Have you tried super sculpey firm? It's waaaaay better than the beige stuff! Looking forward to seeing more, and hopefully that new MJ piece.

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