Días oscuros, días sin profundidad, llenos de temores antiguos y nuevos. Melodías en tu cabeza que no puedes escuchar ni tocar con tu viejo instrumento. Letras de canciones olvidadas que regresan a casa después de haber viajado demasiados años en el olvido. Recuerdos muertos que de nuevo nacen, demasiadas ideas que dejas en el camino y que mas tarde las encuentras. Mundos de terciopelo que te acarician la cara al despertar, demasiadas historias que contar y muy pocas que merezcan la pena recordar. El rico, refrescante y nutritivo zumo de naranja puede ser un bonito despertar.
So the family that commissioned the LEGO Yoda came back and wanted their favorite Vermeer painting, "Girl With a Pearl Earring" done up in LEGO mosaic as well. They LOVED the mock-up design, but are balking a little bit on the price. It is taking a little bit of explaining that this much black is harder to come by and ends up being fairly costly to get. We'll see if they come back and let me build this one.
Close up detail:
If interested in commissioning or purchasing a LEGO mosaic, Note me. Serious inquiries only.
UPDATE: Updating the mockup graphic with a better 3d render.
One of my early pieces,commissioned from someone in my hometown on the coast of Maine after my return from a 10 year self imposed exile. My father was not pleased. He had still at this point not come to terms with the fact that I too had decided to become a sculptor and follow in his footsteps...
When I was a child I (helped)raise 5 baby ravens in the wild.The parents never got closer than about 5 feet from me but they "allowed" me to hand feed their 5 babies,and it was on this same cliff in the photograph.Ravens exhibit a multitude of unusual and eccentric traits.They are extremely intelligent and possess remarkable senses.It is no wonder that they are considered mystical beings in many cultures.
Double-page spread in a children's board book, a collaborative project at #Daughters-Of-A-Dog
The theme of the book is is dream destinations (real or imaginary), featuring 50's Jantzen girls.
Each page in the book has at least one eyelet, and a luggage tag attached, stamped "Destination" on one side, and "Traveler" on the obverse. Collaborators pick a spread and collage a destination, then label (or decorate) the tag appropriately on the front, and sign with their details on the back of the tag.
Collage: Paper, packing tape transfers, eyelets, luggage tags, string. (The tomatoes and the phrase "Food we eat" are on the original page of the book - I was going to cover them up, but then I realised I liked the shapes, the colours, and the words!)
I recently read an article analysing the symbology of 50's Romance comic cover art. The writer highlighted how often covers featured a couple in an embrace in the foreground, with a lighthouse (or the Eiffel Tower, or similar ... er ... construction) in the background; thus hinting at levels of ... um ... emotion that were not proper to portray explicitly. That's why I couldn't resist including the Tower of Pisa in this collage.