Saturday, November 9, 2013

Other Day of the Dead Creatures

For the October show, I wanted to focus on Dia de los Muertos -esque animals. I created cats, dogs, foxes, elephants, bears, whales, and even 'boneless' sharks with the floral designs on their bones. I knew I was more into the Dia de los Muertos art than most people, but the animals without the bones showing sold better than the Dia ones. That is not to say that I didn't get a lot of great feedback on all the pieces. And not to say that I didn't sell well. But I think the robot heads are the way to go for the next show.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Robot Heads

I have been seeing robots everywhere lately, so I've been wanting to make some that were comical and unique. I used some wood for the base and embellished them with various metal pieces and radio tubes I've been collecting for this very purpose. I sold all but a few, which I plan on reworking for the next show.If you have and collections of metal pieces and parts you want to donate to the cause, let me know.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

What does the Fox say?

I made this fox sculpture before I know about the popularity of the YouTube video by the Norwegian comedy duo 'Ylvis' (click here if you haven't seen it). However, on first Friday, a young guy came up to me and said, "If you put a call out next to that piece that said 'what does the fox say?', you would certainly sell it". Well, I made the call out the next day and many people laughed at the reference, but it didn't sell. But that is okay because it is proudly displayed in my orange dining room now.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Denver Barrel Art

These are images of the barrel I did for the Denver Barrel Art contest sponsored by Tequila Herradura. The restaurant hosting the barrel is La Sandia. We had a fun Reveal night on October 30th. Thanks to all of the friends who came out to share the night's events with me. I was given the barrel on October 14th, so not a lot of time to decorate. I think it turned out fun though. the story if of the goddess Mayahuel, who "is the female divinity associated with the maguey plant [agave] among cultures of central Mexico in the Postclassic era of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican chronology, and in particular of the Aztec cultures. As the personification of the maguey plant, Mayahuel was also part of a complex of interrelated maternal and fertility goddesses in Aztec mythology and is also connected with notions of fecundity and nourishment."

left side

Mayahuel - Goddess of the Agave plant

right side - soldier offering sacrifice

right side - soldier offering sacrifice