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UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film antler tentacle crystal dendrite visor!

UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film antler tentacle dendrite visor by Suzanne Forbes March 30 2021Yeah, you don’t see one of these every day!

My other big winter UV resin art accessory project besides the Imbolc Crown.

Probably a hundred hours of my life went into this piece over the last two months.

slowly adding thousands of beads, crystals, cast resin jewels, microbeads, micropearls and droplets of tinted resin.

Meditative, self-soothing, meticulous and yet random work.

Making these pieces is as different from my primary art mission as it could possibly be.

UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film antler tentacle dendrite visor by Suzanne Forbes March 30 2021 right sideBut the flow state is the same.

Controlling the droplets of resin as the UV light of the sun hardens them is hypnotic.

UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film antler tentacle dendrite visor by Suzanne Forbes March 30 2021 detailThis piece is robustly constructed, because I made it with a performer in mind.

And I was so honored when GodX Noirphiles said they would accept it as a Patron gift and wear it for her performance in Switzerland in May! He said it would go perfectly with their costume :)))

Still from Adrian Blount Queer Birthing series video Aug 2020

Still image from Adrian Blount’s Queer Birthing series video Aug 2020

I have been incredibly inspired by the faces and stories and performances GodX (pronouns he/she/they) has/have been posting since they started a Patreon.  I get so much energy from this young artist’s creative work, and while the money I can give is limited, I can also give my creative labor.

Still from Adrian Blount Octavia E Butler Black History video feb 2021

Still from Adrian Blount’s Octavia E Butler episode for Black History Month Feb 2021

I simply cannot wait to see how this visor looks with Godx’s Switzerland costume and performance look.

You can help support this new parent, House of Living Colors mama, and powerful creative! Linktree here, Insta here!

UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film antler holographic visor by Suzanne Forbes March 30 2021Now, more visor pictures!

In the sun, this acid mermaid visor comes to life, a dendritic viral psychedelic whirlpool of opalescent glory!


UV resin art jewelled visor by Suzanne Forbes March 30 2021

And since pictures really don’t do it, here’s video!


Last embroidery art of 2020/First embroidery of 2021: Frog and Snail!

Embroidered snail by Suzanne Forbes Jan 2021I realized I had never embroidered a snail!

Time to remedy that! This just-finished snail embroidery art is my first textile arts piece of 2021. I really wanted to try using pearls and clear and opalescent beads for slime, the way legendary human body embroidery artist Sally Hewett uses them for body fluids.

Embroidered snail by Suzanne Forbes Jan 2021I think it’s a charming effect, not a patch on the power of the inspiration though.

Embroidered White's Tree Frog by Suzanne Forbes November 2020I had to keep this embroidered White’s Tree Frog under wraps for a while, as it was a commissioned birthday gift!

Cute Embroidered Whites Tree Frog in process by Suzanne Forbes Nov 2020You can see the process of making him is better documented than usual, as I was sending previews to the commissioner as I worked.

While Littlest Sweet Shop was making my big Rainbow Gay Trans Miniature Treats Party order, she sent me pictures of the process, and I enjoyed it so much I decided to do it myself!