I designed and crafted this art lamp from copper sheet, wire and tubing, and brass sheet metals. It was colored using various chemical patinas. I designed the mahogany and stained glass base which was constructed by a wood crafting friend of mine, Grant Evans.
For dimensional illustration
Self portrait of the artist as.... A JELLYFISH!!!
Lots of fun with this. Used gel-medium to create the head (painted 15 or so layers into a bowl, peeled it out). The inside of a keyboard for big tentacles, hot glue for the small ones. dyed some stuff pink like my hair, gave it some piercings.
This is a piece I did for my art class. We were supposed to do a political piece based on an article. I found an article in a Discover magazine titled "Do Jellyfish Rule the World?". The article talked about how the amount of jellyfish has been increasing due to several human caused factors.
I was not sure if the scan would turn out, because there is a layer of glossy plastic covering the canvas. Some of the jellyfish are painted directly on the plastic and they turned out really bright in the scan for some reason.
I was having trouble attaching the plastic to the board, because there are several pieces. I ended up taping them together, but I incorporated the tape into the piece. I "sculpted" the tape into jellyfish.
Edit: Discover has made this article available on the internet if anyone is interested. [link] I'm kind of sad that I finished this before the article was posted, because they included more jellyfish pictures. I can't go back and make changes to this piece very well without damaging the tape jellyfish. Oh well...