This is a prize in my Ticket draw! (end Sept 1, 2011) [link]
I was given a commission recently which inspired me to experiment a little more with my glow-project.
This image shows the piece of jewelry in diffrent light. Daylight, lightbulb, semi-indoor-dusk and darkness.
I made a little firefly based on the same idea as my glow crystals, and , putting a quarts crystal in the "body" of it to get the feeling of a real firefly. The firefly was made in four parts soldered together.
The body and head, the wings, the antennae and the bezel itself, all soldered together in one go since all the solders were so close together at the head and neck.
The chain to wear it on passes through the curve of the antennae. A likeable little critter in my opinion. Next time I make one of these I'll give it more time to make sure everythng is in perfect alignment, one of the wings snapped during the soldering process when I had to bend it a bit too far. I wasreckless and sawed the lines too close together.
It is a lovely little piece and I think it looks like some kind of orchid. My next variety of this little bug thing will probably be jointed to give the wings an independant motion from the body so you can sit and play with it, flopping the rings around.
Aw, now I want to make a centipede with moving body segments...
For my 12 hour A2 Final Art Exam I had to build a model that incorporated all the past elements from my previous models into one piece of architecture that represented discord. So I decided to build an entire fortress and it would be large. I used the towers from the "Tower of DOOM", with the pyramid pillars from the "Hourglass Pyramid", then the walls from the "Glass Castle" and finnally the island from the "Alcatraz Themepark". The elements were not just thrown together they all cotemplate each other as the island is for the walls to stand up, where the walls surround the pillars, and the pillars hold up the towers.
In terms of fantasy, the homes surrounding the outside of the castle is where the "poor" people live. They are not protected by the castle walls and live far away from the markets. Yet if you see through the doors in the sides of the walls, the poor can also live underneath the fortress. However there is no natural sunlight and all the criminals live there. The second level higher above the steps is where the "middle" class people live. They are protected within the fortress walls and this is where the market place exist with all the shops. On the third level is where the "rich and royalty" live. They live in the largest space and are protected by guard towers day and night. The royalty live at the very top of the towers and use the suspended podium to greet the civilians.
Yet the fortress also boasts the best offence and the best defence. The two towers on level 2 are magic towers where they concentrate magic into the center of the pyramids in the tower. They can fire a concentrated blast of magic over long distances with pin point accuracy. Or together they can fire a wave of concussive magical blasts in all directions but at lower power. The central tower on the 3rd level is the core of the magical shield. A giant invisible 360 degree sphere of magic surrounds the entire fortress and is almost impenetrable from attactks. However the poor homes outside of the fortress are unprotected. The closer you are to the core of the central tower, the stronger the shield, hence why the royalty area is built directly on top of it.
Would you live as a poor peasant outside of the fortress on level 1? or being a trader in the market as a middle class person on level 2? or be rich and wealthy and be apart of the royalty and rule on level 3?
this is a pipe i made i little while ago, the shaft is made out of a hollowed out peice of bamboo thats raped in leather, and the bowl is a peice of wood carved out. The shaft can be screwed on and off, its 13 inches long. (im sorry for the shitty quality of the photos)
These hexagon wall pieces were made to give my room & setup a sci-fi theme. They're made from posterboard and electrical tape, and spraypainted with metallic paint. The lights behind them are coming from a giant LED strip that can change colors through remote control. I just happen to really like green to go with this design, so most of the time the lights are that color. I included an image of my whole battlestation so it's easier to see how the lighting works with the room.