So I took this workshop with Michael DeMeng, who is one of the best assemblage artists working today, in my humble opinion, and came home with a Dremel in my hand and a mad light in my eyes. (Also a hangover. The workshop was in New Orleans. I think I'm in crawfish withdrawal.)
This is the first thing I'm managed to construct--"Bombus" is the Latin for the humble bumblebee genus, a group suffering serious declines, like many pollinators, so I felt the need to build a little shrine to this underappreciated bunch.
Original is 7 x 7.5, made of picture frame, wire, drawer handles, nails, screws, random bits, something that I think was a toy wagon wheel once upon a time...well, that's assemblage for you.
(1) Antique Loom "Flying Shuttle" (1) Antique brass compass (1) Antique brass gas lamp valve (1) Wood candle holder base (3) Pieces from a brass candle holder (1) Vintage Kodak camera view finder (1) Vintage Keystone 8mm movie camera lens (1) Vintage Bausch & Lomb lens (1) Antique beach glass piece (1) Vintage tin toy part (2) Pieces from a brass eagle flag pole topper (5) Pieces from vintage pocket watches (4) Pieces from vintage music boxes (3) Wood gear pieces from an antique clock (1) Piece from a vintage Cox model gas engine (3) Pieces of vintage jewelry (1) Timing gear from a vintage motorcycle (2) Small vintage clock works (5) Vintage brass clock gears (1) Vintage brass clock key
Based on the Scarecrow from the Batman: Arkham Asylum game. I finished the sculpt, but he has been handled a bit and his elbow needs to be reworked just a bit.
!/4 scale, I sculpted this one with Monster Clay, Magic Sculpt Epoxy clay, real sewing needles for the fingers and mouth stitching, and Conditioning Sculpey for the flexible toxin tubes. I use solid marbles for the eyeballs.
He is on a wood base as all of the other batman villains I have made so far. I may detail the base a bit.