Glyphosate lenticular- trying to get it right

 I printed a lenticular from my three mono-prints of a dead bee. I decided to loop the images. That was a mistake when it comes to creating imagery that speaks to extinction. There is no loop and no second chance. With that in mind, I am trying for proof #2 with out a loop of image number 2.

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I think this will work 🐝 

Hurricane Harvey - sculpture day 6 “bringing home the bacon”

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“score” - #25 marching on

I was able to get another full day of work in. I was primarily focused on integrating the large piece of welded wire that makes up the movement created by his right arm with the steel and plaster figure’s arm and head. I am integrating the two by adding small broken pieces of wire cloth within the welded wire. 

Shoulder and neck attaching to the head  

Shoulder and neck attaching to the head  

Shoulder view from the front  

Shoulder view from the front  

 

I also added some tiny delicate wires to the movement of the bows. The delicate sounds coming off the strings.  

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the top back of the head 

 

 

One of my artist friends Vincent Blair stopped in and took a quick pic as I worked.  

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My wire stash is on the pedestal. 

"drifting"

drifting"   36" X 45" X 55"    found object wire cloth

drifting"

36" X 45" X 55"  

found object wire cloth

This piece is made from upcycled wire cloth I found at Txrx labs. They pour aluminum and use these wire strips to reinforce their molds. They break out the castings and leave the wire mesh in the yard. I always pick it up when we pour bronze because it is sharp. I started playing with it while we waited for the bronze to heat. I fell in love with it's malability, rusted patina and chunks of plaster embedded between the wires.  

I sculpted this when I was thinking about urban ecology and  how successful birds and especially pigeons have evolved in urban environments. In contrast many of the people we see in these environments with pigeons appear to be struggling to stay present.  

This figure leans in on his left side where he is clearly involved in the environment around him. His right side is patently struggling to stay present and his head/brain and right side upper body are not visible to the viewer. Evidence of their absence is depicted through the torn collar and shredded back right of shirt. 

I can't to come up with the perfect base for him. Right now he is temporarily sitting in a box wrapped in paper.  

 

New piece- still working on the title

9/26/2016 - 10/2/2016 

I started a  new sculpture. This will be an additional piece to my series based on shaking dogs.  My fingers are crossed. 

Pedestal ✅ photos of similar pose ✅ wire✅ wire cutters✅ music ✅

Pedestal ✅ photos of similar pose ✅ wire✅ wire cutters✅ music ✅

The beginning 

The beginning 

Paw 

Paw 

Double  

Double  

Starting the body. This will be the back side of the piece. The front of the piece you will see just the dogs head popping out and paws gripping the side of a deck.  

Starting the body. This will be the back side of the piece. The front of the piece you will see just the dogs head popping out and paws gripping the side of a deck.  

Right side view  

Right side view  

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I Moved the piece from my garage  to my studio at Glassell. It got a little banged up in the move. There is a lot of negative space involved in these pieces so it is important to have a clean white background behind whichever side I am working on. I have created a movable partition that I move around it as I work.

I taped two 3 paneled science fair poster boards together to make my clean white back drop.  

I taped two 3 paneled science fair poster boards together to make my clean white back drop.  

Left side started  

Left side started  

Adding more support

Adding more support

More wire

More wire

Front view- at this time he is headless. The most important part of this piece will be the dogs expression.  

Front view- at this time he is headless. The most important part of this piece will be the dogs expression.  

Left view- the tail is wagging extreme left. I spent an entire day getting this tail perfect. Next week I will take a backside view. 

Left view- the tail is wagging extreme left. I spent an entire day getting this tail perfect. Next week I will take a backside view. 

The next step is to start the head and face.  

I will start a new post for the head of this piece.  

I am still struggling with a name. Curtis suggested "did I win?"

I was thinking "paws up" 

Naming the piece is an important task to me. I struggle with the name of each and every piece.  And I am struggling with the name of this piece. 

If  you have a suggestion for a "title of work"  please do not hesitate to send me an idea.