Thursday, July 4, 2024

2024 07 Crank Box

This is the second creation finished after I was lucky enough to be included with a talented group of assemblage artists who were gathered by Mineral Point (WI) artist Cristy McNab for three days of work in the Lind Pavilion on the Shake Rag Alley Campus.

Because this was not a class but an adventure, I decided to bring supplies to make New Age Gods out of action figures and small found objects.


I have fallen in love with vintage wood foundry forms as substrates. I combined the Crank Box form with a newel to make the base for this project. 

This figure started with a DC Comics Batman Soft Glow Night Lite.

This is as far as I got at Shake Rag Alley. The rest of the project was completed at home.


The original twigs proved too fragile so I covered them in Aves Clay


Denice bought me these great earrings to use...and I did



Thus we have Crank Box. He is 22"H X 8"W X 7"D. He consists of a Batman Soft Glow Night Lite, Wood Foundry Form, Newel, Plastic Wings, Cheese Cloth, Earring Eyes, Junior Jet Club Pin, Twigs, Clay, and Paint.

 


Wednesday, July 3, 2024

2024 07 The Reaper's Story Is the Story Of Endless Work

I was lucky enough to be included with a talented group of assemblage artists who were gathered by Mineral Point (WI) artist Cristy McNab for three days of work in the Lind Pavilion on the Shake Rag Alley Campus.

Because this was not a class but an adventure, I decided to bring supplies to make New Age Gods out of action figures and small found objects.

The first one I finished was based on a Marvel Legends Doctor Octopus Figure Film Version Action Figure Model, a toy that is quite valuable in its box with all its parts. The one I started with was missing parts and had no box so I felt no guilt in using it.

Of course...Off With His Head!

I had to stop the articulation with a cast





This was as far as the figure got at Shake Rag Alley. The rest was completed at home.








Thus we have The Reaper's Story Is the Story Of Endless Work. The title for this piece came from a Mary Oliver poem called Morning Glories. It is 18"H X 10"W X 12"D. It consists of a Marvel Legends Doctor Octopus Figure Film Version Action Figure Model, Tractor Glass Sediment Bowl Fuel Filter, Knewel, Automobile Coil, Skull Bead, Decorative Beads (7), Monteleone Hotel Swizzle Stick, Metal Wings, Shell, Embroidery Floss, Glass Eye and Paint.