Surreal Beaded Animals With Human Features by Betsy Youngquist
With the approaching of Halloween, more and more creepy things come into our eyes. After the beaded skulls, now we have some new creepy but stunning beaded decorations. Created by artist Betsy Youngquist, these three-dimensional sculptures are made of by beads, crystals, and found doll parts like eyes, mouths, and hands. The elements merge to create surreal creatures that exist between human and animal.
For the works, Youngquist and her partner R. Scott Long first cut apart antique doll heads to determine what sort of animal the face might inspire. Next, Long sculpts a form for the sculpture and Youngquist adheres an assemblage of glass beads, stones, and eyes. You can see more of her beaded sculptures on her website and if you like, you can even purchase some of them from her Etsy store – be prepared to be shocked by the price tag (at least, I am really shocked).