Friday, September 9, 2011

"Dreamtime" - 2011

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.

Photo by Gregory Campbell.
The movie.... watch full screen. 

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

Thanks for looking!



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

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