Thursday, August 23, 2012

***COMPLETED!***... GHOULIO: a Cautionary Tale for Children

My funny, macabre little sculpture is finished and mounted!

As the title says, GHOULIO is to serve as a frightening, wild-eyed messenger of cautionary advice for all greedy children who would dare to give in to their gluttonous ways come Halloween. A handsome devil he is (a former male model, can't you tell?) but don't let his good looks charm you. Don't think for a moment that you adults are safe! ... no, not at all, for GHOULIO is well aware that you, too, can be equally as naughty and covetous of abundant free candy and is ready to swoop down and get you! 

In other words, this is not a time for selfishness, lest ye be dealt with in a manner most unsavory... and to get snatched by his clutching, sinewy monster arms means no escape. And if there's any indication by those tiny, faint drops of blood around the 'Welcome' sign that he means it, then take heed, one and all!

GHOULIO is completely handmade (by my gnarled, arthritic hands). His head and arms are sculpted from polymer clay, painted with a variety of acrylic colors, and sealed. 

He is mounted on a plank of wood that has been treated, painted, and sealed. His billowing black cape is cotton jersey material, and his sparse, scraggly hair is spun cotton webbing.

GHOULIO's dimensions are 10" L x 4.5" W. Weight: approximately one US pound.

He would find a perfect home in a kitchen, mounted near a cookie jar or cabinet that's known to stock candy. I'd be wary of this guy, he means business....


  1. Very cool my dear!

    BTW - your donation button is broken :(

    Be back soon!


  2. Another monstrously delightful creation! Loving it :)
    Bag I

  3. Wow, thanks, everyone! I really appreciate it!