Complementary Opposites

Complementary Opposites

Complementary Opposites 150 150 Lisa Rae Hansen

“Yin And Yang”
“All things in the universe have both a yin and yang aspect, each side of the coin required to sustain the other: light cannot exist without darkness, heat without cold, masculine without feminine.  The girl Yin and the dragon Yang are opposites which complement one another, interacting as part of a greater good.”

 
I wanted this piece to capture the same feel of escapism, celebration and joy as the Chinese dragon dance costumes and performers do with such bounce and vitality.





All of the original Kracka is there except for the ears and arms. 

I wanted to stretch the figure out to accommodate a humanesque body, so I extended the legs and added feet.  I cut the torso in half and made it longer, keeping the original shoulders and neck so that the girl’s head, which is sculpted onto the original fitting, could still turn.  Even the original tail was used as the tip.  The Dragon’s mask is lined with felt, so it sits comfortably on Yin’s head.

Here are some working shots from along the way.

                   

I made a little contribution of some stickers to go in the show’s goodie bags…
You will be able to preview all the customs on The Sho Gallery’s Website for 3 weeks prior to the show, which opens at 6pm on the 18th August, when the pieces will be available to buy there and then.  If you can’t make it in person you can contact the gallery directly on the night to make a purchase, or thereafter on their website.
Keep up to date with the show at Dragons.

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