Friday, September 9, 2011

"Dreamtime" 2011 13" x 19" x 13"

I actually built this piece earlier this year - it's taken me a while to post it here. It was featured this Spring at the Boston Cyberarts Festival in Boston, Mass.

After completing "Return to Dreamland", I wanted to explore further the idea of a kinetic figure interacting with sand. I wanted to make a figure combing through the sand, so I decided to have her sitting on a rotating platform.

This piece is sold.

I didn't take as many in-progress pictures this time, but here are the ones I have.......

Her rake-like hand.



Her arm carved and ready for paint.


Her body in-progress. I think this is the first time I've done a figure in this position. I've done a few figure sitting before, but not sitting on the ground like this.


Her head.


Her body right before I assemble and dress her.


The background for the piece is actually a couple of 'paint-by-numbers' landscape paintings that I tore up and decoupaged back together. I then painted over the whole thing with washes of color.


The final shot, taken by Gregory Campbell.


Dreamtime the Movie......


A close-up of her hand moving through the sand.

3 comments:

  1. I agree. Great position and love the interaction with the sand. Really impressed with the painting of the background, too.

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  2. Lovely piece--adore the sand element---a robotic zen garden.

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