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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Sneak Peeks

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.


Lorell Lehman said...

Looks interesting and fun Cody......"Exploring the Icons" would make a great title for a book!
How big are these?

Lorell Lehman said...

Oh, hang on....just re-read the second paragraph....six by twelve. Got it.

Anonymous said...

Look forward to seeing what comes of these!

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Cynjon, good to hear from you. Still working on them.