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1. Caring for Heron’s Dream

Yesterday was a beautiful fall day; perfect for a touch-up on Heron’s Dream. This kinetic sculpture, a collaboration between The Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council, the town of Acton’s NARA Park, Carolyn Wirth, and myself, was installed after the pond froze last winter. The grant process, town approvals and contract negotiations meant that I could not fabricate […]

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2. fiber installation

I neglected to post a picture of this earlier, but I did think it deserves a mention:

6-9 year old class
This crazy installation is made up of yards of finger crochet from a group of girls who were first reluctant to learn and became crocheting fools once it clicked for them - fun!

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3. checking in from art camp

 Here's a peek at some work from camp!
 We started with a simple flat wire sculpture. I really wanted students to get the feel of working with different gauges of wire (and realize the difficulties). Some kids strung beads and sequins inside their shapes, but I love the confident simplicity of this little house.
wiresculpture, Aine age 6     
circus parts, mixed media, Nora age 8
These are a few samples from day 2. We made a wagon, talked about movable parts, and started creating our "Acts" for the show. The glue gun was a lot more popular than wire, I'm sure Calder would have  appreciated one himself!

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4. The Whistler at Sanctuary Arts

Today we installed The Whistler (painted steel, 101″ x 18″ x 18″) at the wonderful Sanctuary Arts in Eliot, Maine. Christopher Gowell is an amazing woman who has collected a vibrant community of artists who take and teach workshops and live life creatively. Josh and Lauren run a foundry there too. And every summer there […]

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5. The Flagellation of St.Fractalius

I ate some dodgy prawns and had a vision of St.Fractalius.
Click to enlarge.

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6. Mr Hublot wins Oscar

The Academy Award for best animated short film last night went to "Mr Hublot," which is available free on YouTube. (Direct link to video)

Mr HUBLOT ArtBook (the art of Mr Hublot) from MrHublot on Vimeo.
The film is about "a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, scared of change and the outside world. Robot Pet's arrival turns his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion."

The production took three years, a lot of which was spent in planning the world that surrounds Mr Hublot's little apartment. The entire city has a mechanical, steam-driven flavor, as if it's made of old toasters and adding machines.

It was created in 3D digital, but the look was inspired by the physical sculptures of Stéphane Halleux. Filmmaker Laurent Witz says: "We had to find the balance between the coldness of the industrial world and the warmth of stone, leather, and the Haussmann architecture."
See more preproduction art at Cartoon Brew
All images in this post are copyright ZEILT Productions and Stéphane Halleux

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7. Happy Halloween!

Painted pomegranate bottle; acrylic.

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8. Wordless Wednesday


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9. Grandfather etc.

Two more pages from my upcoming Memoirs.
Paper53 on iPad. Click to enlarge.

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10. Sculpting a hand

(Video link) This seven minute video shows the process for sculpting a hand in water-based clay by Philippe Faraut.

The general thought process is very similar to painting in opaque oils. You first establish the big forms, then carve them down to smaller planes and finally blend and refine the surface and the small details.

The artist's website, with more info on his materials and tools
Mr. Faraut's books:
Mastering Portraiture- Advanced Analyses of the Face Sculpted in Clay
Portrait Sculpting: Anatomy and Expressions in Clay

Via Best of YouTube

More on highlights and specularity tomorrow.

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11. Rhino Sculpture

Toilet cleaner, clay, and wood.

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12. Looking for a unique Christmas gift? For only £285 you can take...

Looking for a unique Christmas gift? For only £285 you can take home one of these gorgeous felt beetles (measuring a huge 52cm across!) by Louise Evans (aka: Felt Mistress). Of course, you may need to buy a second one for yourself. 

(via Felt Mistress — Giant Cavalry Caped Kitchener Beetle)

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13. "moon and stars"

... was the title of The Arts Center's entry in the local Christmas Parade this year. Every year it comes together beautifully in the end, what a lot of fun!

it rolled part of the way, and "floated" the rest. Hey, that's me...

"geodesic sphere" made entirely of recycled newspaper and masking tape

all ready to go!

decorated with tinsel and glow sticks, filled with balloons.
 Some of them popped en route and sounded like firecrackers.

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14. Geneseo Bear Miniature

This is my sculpture of the 'Geneseo Bear"  9 inches high. 
He is in for repairs as he jumped off a shelf.  He is ok, just the street light is off kilter.

geneseo_bear_ mini_clay       geneseo_bear_mini2

The Bronze Bear
The Bronze Bear Fountain is on Main Street, Geneseo, New York
Just off campus, in the center of Main Street in Geneseo sits the famous Bronze Bear statue. "The Bear"
also plays host to any number of spontaneous decorations and pranks throughout the academic year. A
story also circulates that one of the wealthy Wadsworth daughters saw the bear fountain in a small town in
Germany, fell in love with it, bought it, and sent it back to Geneseo in the early 19th century. This story is
unverified, but an excerpt from a history of the family that settled the valley implies that this is not true,
and that the fountain was designed and built for its current location: "[Main Street] is still dominated by a
drinking fountain for horses dedicated to Mrs. Emmeline Austin Wadsworth. For some obscure reason its
designer placed a short pole in its center on top of which sits a cunning little iron bear, who is generally
known as 'Aunt Emmeline'.
The Wadsworths of the Genesee. New York: Coward-McCann. 1959. pp. 205.

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15. Tiny Alien Mind Readers

Tiny alien mind reading probes as described by a Spanish child from dreams collected by Roger Omar.
Gouache A3 size. Click to enlarge.

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16. R.I.P.

I decided to design my own tombstone.
Pencil and pen. 16cm x 16cm. Click to enlarge.

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17. Starbucks Cup

Also check out the one Stacy Curtis did here.

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18. The Day the Kinema Came

The day the kinema arrived in my remote village.
Ink, gouache, watercolour on sugar paper. A4 size. Click to enlarge.

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19. Cozy Red Elephant

The staff and pals of the Eric Carle Museum have taken it upon themselves to insure that my large sculpture, The Red Elephant, remains cozy for the rest of the New England spring by "Yarn Bombing" him: Besides being great fun, The Red Elephant's new look is in service of promoting pals Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen's new book Extra Yarn. This is the first of what I hope will be a series of

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20. Steeplechase

TOP: It's time to replace some of those old worn out religious brand identities with new religious symbols. Here are two of my ideas to get the ball rolling.
BOTTOM: While we're at it, let's think outside the box and make full use of recent technological advances in the design church steeples.
Pen and ink with wash 14cm x 9cm. Click to enlarge.

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21. A Quantum of Dandruff

I built a functioning quantum computer inside a flake of dandruff. I'm still struggling with the decoherence though.
Pen and ink with watercolour. A3 size. Click to enlarge.

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22. Over at Monster Brains, a smorgasbord of alien and monster...

Over at Monster Brains, a smorgasbord of alien and monster sculptures by Jordu Schell.

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23. The Leek and Astrolabe, Now in 3D

You need those red/cyan glasses to view this in awesome 3D. My eternal gratitude to The Wagman for performing the conversion.
Pen and ink with watercolour and 3D conversion. Click to enlarge.

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24. Today's Effort

I think I thought this thought.
Pen and ink with digital colour. 10cm x 8cm. Click to enlarge.

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25. Solidarity in steel

Yesterday Egils and I transported my just-finished sculpture to the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit, Maine for the Invited New England Sculptors exhibit. Lindley Briggs has been curator for the show each summer for a number of years and I have been fortunate that she has the patience to include my work in the sculpture courtyard [...]

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