Sunday, July 24, 2011

New Sculpture Project Process

So I'm going to be making some new steampunk cephalopod sculptures. I like the commissioned project so much that I want to take it a step further not that I don't have a budget constraint on creating them. I also though it would be cool to document on video some of my creative process so I've going to be doing a little video series while I create them.

Part 1: I describe the project and show the previous sculptures along with some gears and stuff.

Part 1.5: An unplanned video but I got some great supplies that I can't wait to use for this project.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Steampunk Sculpture

I recently finished a set of 3 custom sculptures,, an octopus, nautilus, and cuttlefish. Bodies are sculpted in polymer clay, clockwork is real watch and clock pieces sealed under clear resin. Bases are stained wood with a brass rod support.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Wanted: Clock bits, gears, etc.

If you know my work at all you've seen my steampunk jewelry. While I can buy plenty of little watch bits from various suppliers larger gears and mechanical bits are a bit harder to come across. I would like to make more steampunk sculpture and the watch pieces are mostly too small.

What I really need are pieces from old mechanical clocks and the like. Think old windup alarm clocks, grandfather clock movements, etc. I don't want to rip up anything that still works though. So if you have anything that fits the bill or know where I can buy some, please get in touch. In the meantime I'm going to keep my eyes pealed at yard sales and the like.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The Amazing Perma-Pets Video

Still having fun with making videos of my work. The latest one is of my Perma-Pets. I decided to really have fun with this one and make it look like an old silent film. I even found some very cool old calliope music from the early 20th century with static and pops that went well with the video.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Mini Stories Part V

The last installment of the mini stories for my cephalopods.

Space Squid
“Black tentacles flashed with shimmering waves of color as two space squid were locked in battle. Great fins along their heads flapped angrily and beaks snapped at one another. The battle stretched on and on, other denizens of that area of the galaxy learned to avoid it.”
Space Nautilus
“The first anyone saw of the space nautilus was it's long pale tentacles the color of a winter moon. It's dark shimmering shell blended into the depths of deep space. Most didn't survive love enough to see it.”

Monday, July 04, 2011