Wednesday, July 23, 2008
This is an image I did for the If Looks Could Kill Art Boutique in Art Central. The show centered on the Calgary Midway (for non-Calgarians that is the carnival that happens during Stampede time). Anyway, Jennifer, the gallery owner, was keen on focusing on the outlandish aspects associated with the Midway, thus my focus. Carnies. I am particularly happy with the 'Carnie' in the foreground.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Okay, so I am part of a show coming up in July or August. The show is centered around vinyl toys -- these pre-designed figures that you add your own work to. Now, the vinyl toys in question for this show are called Bax Bears. As the figure is a bear I decided to try and recreate the Sean Connery character Sir August DeWinter for the 1998 film the Avengers. At one point in the movie the character and his lackies are seated around a table all dressed in bear costumes (Sir August removes his mask revealing his face during the meeting). The movie pretty much stuck to 60's camp which I am so very fond of. So far I have only sculpted Connery's head sans hair. I'm pretty happy with the likeness. I haven't done any sculpting since high school, so, needless to say, I am pretty jazzed that I could get a likeness at all.
Above is my Connery sculpt so far, compared to one of the half dozen pictures I have been using for reference.