Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SECRETOY "Met" Death Golem

For many years now, I've had the idea of doing a clay golem. As it often goes, I had no real intention of making this figure when I did, having just made another standard size figure in the Masterworks Cadaver Kid. After being in the recesses of my mind for years, I guess it just decided it was time to manifest. I just picked up clay and spontaneously decided it was time to make the golem.

The Kabbalahist thought he could use his knowledge to make and control a clay man. He scooped all the clay he could find from the river bed and sculpted a giant man, he finished his spell by scribing  אמת (Emeth) or Truth on the bottom of the foot. But God was furious he had tampered with such vile magic, men were not mean to create life, and he cursed the creature. The magician tried to reverse his spell erasing his engraving to מת (met) or dead. But it had no effect, what was done could not be undone Now he and his people would be punished for his acts.

This figure is 12" tall, so I imagine it will be 11" after being vinylized.