I managed to make even pickles a bit creepy this last project. Oh, and it took about a full day to get the clay out of my teeth.
These guys sat on my desk for a couple months before I took them out into the field to photograph them. I didn’t know what was the best way to portray the scene, but ultimately I went for minimal background distraction.
These characters took a while to finish. I’ve never worked on such a sad topic. I don’t know if people will understand or appreciate the thought behind the work, but we will see this October.
Man, I’ve been struggling with massive headaches this past week. The weather is rough on me this time of year. Barometric changes and the sunlight off the snow is brutal. I actually worked in 5 minute increments as looking down felt like getting punched in the eyes. Doesn’t help I need new glasses.
I took a week off completely for family time. I really get lost in my work so I made an effort to spend time with them over the Thanksgiving visit.
Kind of depressing when you look at him. That and I’m going to torch him with a flamethrower for the photograph.
I actually had to build a new shelf in my workshop to accommodate the clay.
I think the fumes from melting 550 lbs clouded my judgement.
No, just kidding. I want to have enough plasticine on hand to create large scale characters. When you only have 100 lbs of one color, that means there is generally enough to create one head and shoulders and part of another character. I want to be able to have group shots.
I additionally want to have a stockpile that will age to allow the clay to be better conditioned. When I add wax to the clay, it’s not usually until the next year that it is spot on. Surprisingly, this stuff gets better with age.
Every pound of clay requires me to add wax to it to match the rigidity I need to get detail in my characters. It took SIX DAYS over a stove to melt it all.
Took three days… -_-
Feel like I’ve lost my mind.
Looking forward to my first solo exhibit in 2019 at GRCC Collins Art Gallery!
Finished melting down all my characters from 2018 ArtPrize.
Proposed solo exhibition idea to GRCC.