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Layl's Silly Milly Art

Layl McDill Polymer Clay Sculpture Gallery

Ape thought he was in Control of the Trees

Ape thought he was in Control of the Trees photo

Created Winter of 2009

Inspiration: The image of a "tree car" came to me while we were on our trip to Philadelphia and was thinking a lot about the environment and how much control we have over our own impact on it as individuals and as a species. As I created this piece the details of the sleeping lion in the hammock came to me as a symbol of our own unawareness or even how impossible it is to be totally aware of what is going on in the environment. When I added the wheels the piece was not strong enough to stand on its own and I felt a strong urge to put a large turtle under the car. I was very happy with this addition because a turtle has ancient connections with symbolisms of the earth.

Technique : The trees are made of Apoxy-sculpt with glitter and beads pressed in and wire structures underneath. The polymer clay leaves are wired on and "moveable". The wheels actually turn. The hammock is knitted yarn.

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Close-up of Ape

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Lion sleeping in the Hammock

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Turtle Close-up

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Leaves Close-up

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