Bad Ideas started as a simple drawing in my sketchbook, but also came about from my continued fascination with collections. In my studio, I have many small collections of things - it's a way for me to keep all my found objects organized. But sometimes these collections become the springboard for an idea. In this case, a small jar of burned-out light bulbs becomes.......bad ideas.
I placed her on a small vintage tin.
I wanted to show the back of this one - something I've never done before with a static piece.
Her lovely face, sculpted from polymer clay.
Her body, ready to be put together.
"Claude"- the title is sort of a play on words.
I decided to dress him as an innocent young man to contrast with the seemingly menacing steel "arm".
A detail shot of his claw, which has 2 moveable joints.
His head shot.