Almost every artist dreams of creating something original. Here on dA I see a lot of people creating original characters, myself being one of them. How original was my character, a black wolf with wings? Not at all, but it didn't make me love her less.
I dare you to find Alabaster elsewhere on the internet. I would say that by combining 33 animals I have created a truly original character!
In order to create Alabaster, I created this site
and had people submit random animals. Once 40 people had submitted animals, I created a sculpture of a new animal that had parts from each of the animals people had posted.
In doing this project I realized I can achieve originality better when I work with others. No one lives in a void, and by talking to, and getting input from, as many people as possible, then we can make something truly unique.
Mixed Media Sculpture, painted with acrylic
For a full list of animals in Alabaster go HERE
PS- I called this Project Kymera, because since I was little I thought that's how Chimera should be spelled. So that childhood dream is now accomplished!