A Day ( and Night) of the Hero Twins ; NSFW, caution marionettes with naughty bits

My  Hero Twins, Hunahpu and Xbalanque are now finished and awaiting proper stringing. I don’t anticipate too many problem,  my fingers crossed, but in the meantime I thought I would play around with the little mannequins. They are quite flexible and fall into clever and at times quite salacious positions. Good for them. 

IMG_4954Hero Twin marionettes

2014

Sculpey and metal and aluminum foil armature, paint, steel wool, string

12.5 inches tall

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They both have little necklaces, and bracelets and fancy boots; for naked boys they like to accessorize.

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A Tom of Finland pose if there ever was one. 

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For as long as I have been working with the Hero Twin archetype, their tongue twisting names have befuddled me. Xbalanque, of the jaguar spots is depicted in such a way as to exhibit his animal nature ; poor Hunahpu is spotted as a reminder of his time amidst the Dead.

Living in LA I see gorgeous tattoos on a regular basis, I was inspired by the local color in tagging my fellows; now at last I will be able to identify the Twins quickly and easily.

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I’m happy with the boots-yet another salacious shot.

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 End o’ day.

I will string them and I will record their movement, but for now they are at rest.

Be well, Lg

 

 

 

Author: babylonbaroque

I am a painter and printmaker working towards creating a body of work that reflects my own developing aesthetic. New work ,first link. The second link is an on-line portfolio.

8 thoughts on “A Day ( and Night) of the Hero Twins ; NSFW, caution marionettes with naughty bits”

    1. I’m glad you like them! I like them as well and I do not regularly praise my own works but these fellows appeared out of nowhere, so they are dear mascots at this point.

      1. Oh boy, these two are just the business, I want to get in between them, they look they would be a lot of fun 🙂 . Fantastic puppets Leonard, the enjoyment you had in the process of making them shows big time, every detail is a joy

      2. I confess, I agree with you, they are fun fellows indeed. Happy you like them as they love the camera.

      3. Not even close. I was playing around with filming yesterday with a talented friend and I am definitely going to make some poppet porn. Keep your eyes open for it!

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