I finished my altered head today! (See previous post for how she started out.) It's one of those styrofoam heads for placing a wig upon. It feels a bit like a self-portrait, although she looks more serious than I usually am.
Here's the back of her head; took many hours of beading and curling wire! But I love the finished look. The "hair" is a statement about my hair when I was young. My mother did my hair in banana curls, which I totally hated because it was torture. If I didn't sit still, I got a good whack on the head with a hairbrush. Later, in my teen years, I slept in those awful rollers--don't know how I did it. That was before home hair dryers were invented!
Side view. The heavy silver necklace is functinal; it helps weigh down the light head so it can support all those doo-dads. Her "glasses" represent how she sees growth (the spiral) in herself. The earrings are some of those embroidery cards I made (see earlier post of the brooch I made with them).
Her nose is a metallic leaf I picked up at a garage sale a ways back. Although she seems serious, I like that she's not smiling. She is focused on her spirituality and her creativity.