Ok, so I have taken a bit of a break from posting, no major reason I just hadn’t felt like posting lately, I think I needed a small break mostly away from the computer. Other than that alot of what I am doing is research and experimentation. I have a bunch of projects in the works and feel like I have spread myself too thinly over them. So I am working on which ones I want to get done first.. Documenting ones I haven’t started or finnished to what I need to, putting them into a WIP bucket and then concentrating on various other things.
Things I finnished this and last week are as follows..
” Thoughts on time and space” sculpture which is for my course, it is exactly what it sounds like.. I had alot of different thoughts pop into my head over this project, so I encorporated them all into it so long as I thought of a way.. If you want to see more just follow the linked image to the flickr. I haven’t written up anything on this piece yet, basically it is a clock that doesn’t tell time as such, but it tells you about time to an extent.. the spaces inside the box change and there are various silly things like the skewers passing through time.. collections from another time and space and a book of marks that time makes.. See if you can find the rest..
The second is that I have almost finnished the turtle, at the moment I have it on hold as I need to shorten the tubing that goes from his pack to his weapon, and install a battery that can be replaced, so perhaps a little drawer or door near the switch which will be at the back of the piece.. After that its up for grabs.. (the pic doesn’t do it justice, the light has shed too much shine on the piece it really is not that shiney and is actually alot better to look at in person.)
And then there is this fella, his name is Frankie and is based upon a frankenstienish clockwork bear, I have had clockwork bears in stories since I was really young when I was told stories about a mad uncle who apparently used to shoot them as he thought killing real bears was inhumane, he was also apparently a bit mad. However I am not even sure if he really exsisted.. it was still a great story.. He is also a main character in a story I have in the works… He will be up for grabs as soon as his vest is done.
Lastly there is my last project for my course.. Which I have gotten mixxed responses on how it freaks people out or they love it. I had alot of fun working on it. The idea was to work on something related to a color, recently someone I know got married and have had many conversations about the tradition of marriage and various peoples stances on the whole thing.. Part of which is how today it isn’t as much of a big thing if you do or don’t depending on who you talk to about it.. Made from various scraps in the box and a watch that doesn’t work (no battery) which I picked up at the op shop..
And lastly I grabbed this pile of gems recently, it is fantastic and I have a bunch of plans for it all, there are some lovely pieces like a black and grey striped piece and some beautiful reds which I will be experimenting with in various ways.. Part of the plan is to make some of my characters up distressing fabric and various other ways, everything from sewn cloth dolls to clay statues and a mix of it all and everything else that comes into play.. Lots of fun!