Blacklight Betty was made for a group show, along with Peacock dreams. The theme of the show was May Flowers, and we were all given wooden flower templates from which we made our pieces from. Rather than stick to painting, I figured I hadn’t done any sculpture for a while, and I wanted to make something silly. I’m not sure where the name came from anymore, but Black Betty is a favorite song of mine (specifically the Nick Cave version.) She is built from polymer clay with a wire armature, painted in acrylic and covered in epoxy.
I envision Betty to be the wife of Tony Harrison, the pink tentacled shaman from the second season of the Mighty Boosh.