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October: A Beginning’s End

I apologize for October’s final project being a little late! It took me longer to get all the materials than I’d expected. To refresh you, the cards for this month were “Found Object Art” and “Things That Blow Up”.. oh and what a marvelous combo this has been! I have enjoyed brainstorming so much that it has left me with a plethora of other ideas that I will have to return back to and finish down the road… including more elaborate, large-scale versions of a few of the bullet tests I did earlier this month. I was really enjoying creating with bullets, but then the egg theme took me another direction that I really got excited out…

And here you have a deadly nest indeed… a dangerous beginning that is surely to lead to an end. I didn’t really have anything in particular I wanted to say with this – I don’t usually create things with the motive of sending a message. I have always been the type that falls in love with something visually and just wants to see it created – particularly if it involves throwing extreme contrasts together in some strange harmony. It’s been a long time since I’ve actually made anything like this – oooh say, 5 or 6 years since I was taking sculpture classes at community college? Gosh, I didn’t realize how much I missed it… and how much it gets me back in touch with a part of my creativity that I had forgotten.

I suppose some will like it, others will think its dark, or weird, but whatever the case – I enjoyed making this one a great deal!

P.S. A BIG Thank you to Claudia for sending me the fabulously well-rusted barbed & bailing wire! =]

 

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  1. Claudia #

    Great! It reminds me of something from an Anti- Viet Nam era poster. Nest-like vs prickly-pokey, egg-like vs life-destroying. Conflicting emotions there!
    Thanks for the acknowledgement – you didn’t need to do that. : ) I don’t know how you managed to bend that wire so tightly. I barely got it into the box. And, where ever did you find the grenades??

    Friday, November 4, 2011
    • Thanks Claudia! Yeah that wire was tough – had to use heavy work gloves and for the really thick stuff I actually bent it around a door knob! haha. The grenades I found online! They are replicas of course.. but look surprisingly real! Amazingly only cost about $5 each! Oh what would we do without the internet! haha

      Monday, November 7, 2011

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