For our series “It Will Be Ours,” our concept involved a woodland woman with an elongated body and limbs that seemed to emerge from the natural world around her. We decided long stick fingers would be ideal for the actress to wear so she could ominously reach forward with one hand and drag her other hand along the wall behind her.

I began by creating wire frames that fit over my own fingers. I used myself s a fit model and left room within each structure to allow for variances in the differences between the actress and myself. I knew that our cracker-jack make-up artist JiHyun Kim uses a heavy duty surgical glue that could (possibly) be use to build skyscrapers and suspension bridges, so I felt confident it was OK to allow extra room.

Creating the wire substructure for the stick finger cuffs and a series of small mushrooms.

Creating the wire substructure for the stick finger cuffs and a series of small mushrooms.

Above shows how the wire support structures were made and how they attached the sticks. I made the leaf buds by melting tiny plastic leaves with a hot glue gun & quickly applying the gooey plastic to the sticks. A bunch of old fake strawberries were repurposed to become mushroom clusters to grow out of skin.

The next step was adding the clay to the wire forms. For this I used Magic Sculp. These were designed to hang from the actress’s fingers using thin wire rings.

Fungal growths made from Magic Sculpt.

Fungal growths made from Magic Sculp.

Painted fungal growths.

Painted fungal growths.

Painted finger cuffs paired with fungal growths. These were worn by the actress.

Painted finger cuffs paired with fungal growths. These were worn by the actress.

The next step was to apply these on set. Below is JiHyun, our hair & make-up artist working her magic.

JiHyun Kim attaching the  stick fingers I made with heavy duty medical grade adhesive.

JiHyun Kim attaching the stick fingers I made with heavy duty medical grade adhesive.

This shows the talented model / actress Alexzandria Jade on set wearing my stick fingers and the amazing living dress created by Kaytee Papsuza.

Stick Finger Cuffs on the set of "It Will Be Ours"

Stick Finger Cuffs on the set of “It Will Be Ours”

Gorgeous living dress made by Kaytee Papusza

Gorgeous living dress made by Kaytee Papusza.

The final image called “Reckoning,” featuring the stick fingers.

"Reckoning"

“Reckoning”

More about the creation of this series will be posted soon.

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