Friday, August 1, 2008

Skeletor de Lux

Opening today at the Lux Center for the Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska: Bedazzled, the bead art invitational curated by Marcia Laging Cummings. I was happy to be asked and extra happy to have two pieces accepted before they were even finished!
I'll Get You Next Time, He-Man is a slice of the eternal struggle between good and evil, He-Man and Skeletor. The disgruntled villain shouts his threat in frustration, for He-Man has once again thwarted capture, if only by the skin of his loin cloth. No worries: He-Man draws his power from his sword, not his pants. Curious thing about the Masters of the Universe ca.1980 action figures: they all have THE SAME belt, no matter which team they play for. Mattel churned out characters using the same body mold in assorted colors for each individual head. Must be something in the water, cause all inhabitants of Eternia (minus the three females) are so juiced they're bowlegged.
Up next: I Have the Power!! with a sans-belt sword-thrusting burly blond barbarian.