woensdag 11 november 2015

More than Meets the Eye

More than Meets the Eye, was the catch phrase of one of my favourite cartoons; The Transformers. If you have followed me on Facebook or my blog, you would now know that I have had little time to spend on making new sculptures and that this precious little time has all gone up in making just one sculpture. It is my way to have a feeling I have accomplished something in 2015 in art. It is not entirely finished, but nearly there and when I started, I was definitely not sure if this would work or not. Well, it did! Off course there are some elements I could have done differently, but doing something new is always a learning process and with that come new ideas. Frustratingly, because I still won't have much time next year.
However, there is one thing that I didn't manage to do and that is to make this Transformer easy to transform multiple times without getting damaged. Painting so far has been very frustrating with moving parts scratching each other before I have the time to add some protective varnish. Even with the varnish it will damage over time by transforming it. Besides, two joints won't have eternal life and it takes 10 minutes roughly to transform. But the plan was always to make a stop motion film or video of the process, so beside the finished pictures, I will show a video as being the next two things you can expect. For now I leave you with the latest work in progress pictures….