Sunday, May 02, 2010
So, I was thinking about how I could maintain my blog update on a timely schedule the other day. Then I thought, perhaps you all might like to see some of the other art I do and how I start off. One of the kinds of things I really enjoy is a mixed media kind of piece. Ones that allow me to sculpt and put found or constructed parts and pieces together. Icons have always been a favorite format. So, to kind of explore a new type of approach for a really big project I am planning. I decided to create a small series of Icons or in that vain.
The above picture is the very beginnings of one. I am still working on the hands and feet. It will most likely be a saint of some sort that I find humorous. Not that saints are necessarily humorous. But, I am a kind of twisted sort of guy, so I put my spin on things. Anyway, I started with a flat art panel that is six by twelve inches. Glued the face and circuit board to it with apoxy paste. Then I am applying apoxie sculpt to it to make the connecting pieces like the neck. It will receive all sorts of surface treatments and painting layers before calling it finished.
Here is a panel that is truly at stage one. It is a cradled art panel which means it has sides, and is covered with a piece of Zodiac themed fabric I found a few years back. It was one of the last remaining pieces of fabric I have now. It somehow managed to inspire a saint which will have a Zodiac theme. So, besides the occasional fantasy creature that will pop out from time to time, this summer will be spent on exploring the icons. I hope you stay tuned for the progress reports.