The Apple of my Eye

A Tiny Toffee Eye

Today is Easter Saturday, and most of us are doing the right thing and staying home to stop the spread of COVID-19. This gave me the opportunity to finish a little experiential piece I started yesterday, while making Eye Pops. I already had my polymer clay eyeball made and baked, ready to be transformed into a miniature "Toffee Eye". A little toffee apple (or candy apple), but with an eyeball in place of the more traditional fruit.

Candy Apple Red

I didn't apply quite so much detail to this eyeball as with my Eye Pops, just for comparison purposes. I think I prefer them with the extra blood spatter and darker bloodshot, as it adds to the layering and depth. If I make more in the future, they'll get the same gory treatment. My Toffee Eye received a lovely red glossy coating and I allowed it to pool at the base, just as it would with a real toffee apple. This base allows the work to stand upright on it's own, which is actually really cool!

Happy Long Weekend

I'm pretty pleased with my little Toffee Eye prototype! It's actually very sweet in it's own creepy way. Next time, I plan bring back the extra level of bloodshot detail and might go a touch larger with the eyeball. Hopefully I can get back down into my studio again over the next day or two. Always keen to make the most of a long weekend. Remember, there's only a couple of days left to enter my Easter Giveaway! The winner will randomly drawn and announced on Wednesday April 15, so be quick if you'd like the chance to win some of my original artwork. Stay safe and enjoy your long weekend!

My name is Rachel Weaver. An artist inspired by sugar and spice… and things not so nice. Experimenting with polymer clay and mixed media to create the weird ideas that fill my head late at night.

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