Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Harvest - the movie

I sort of experimented with shooting this piece. I wanted to see what I could do with lighting, motion and editing. The piece - being a non-kinetic work - doesn't really seem a good prospect for a movie, but I wanted to see what I could do with it. I may have to try this again with future static figures.



"Harvest" 2011 by Tom Haney from Tom Haney on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Harvest" 2011 21 x 24 x 6

My latest piece is about a man trying to pick a heart out of a tree. You could say he is looking for love, or something like, that but I will leave it up to your interpretations, (as I usually do).

I did a simple sketch for this back in the summer, and actually made the head in July, right before I started on the Boxcar Fair figures.

Click on the images for a better view.

The tree is fabricated out of branches I found on the banks of the Ohio River, near Cincinnati. The base is a piece of driftwood also found on the river, down near Evansville. All hearts were found at various antique shops. And I made the "picker" from a dowel and some wire I formed into the shape of a hand. I remember picking apples in my grandfather's backyard when I was a kid. We used a very similar device, though it was not in the shape of a hand.










More pieces to come..........