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Category: sculpture

cardboard bear head on graffiti wall background

Bear Head Is On The Move

This weekend update: I packed up the minivan with tons of painting supplies, lots of cardboard, glue guns, and two kids and headed to Sis and Moons to start an large installation (still in progress). The kids Helped me unpack boxes of paint and odds and ends, in the process earned some choice pieces of cardboard, and settled in the back to work on their totem pole (thanks Chris). Below is a picture of one canvas we use in the ‘Street Art‘ class and my new wall. The bear head strapped to the top of the van, lots of cardboard and a minivan …

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A cardboard Bear Head, of the left side built Alex Feliciano

Bear Head

Pushing hard towards halloween, flowing with Cardboard and Hot Glue, here is a picture of the Bear Head. You can check out earlier pics here. I’m happy with the head, I will be starting the suit next. Worried about the paint job, cardboard nude or custom paintjob? After halloween I will get back to the Clem Heads. Adding lots of detail, looking for the feeling of fur. I’ve never built a bear head before. but i have always wanted to build a large animal costume. Alex Feliciano, ” I might make it in time for halloween”.  We will see. I really …

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Doodling the next few ideas for the ‘Clem Head’

More ‘Clem Head’ doodles this weekend. I’m using lots of pink, coral and magenta it just keeps happening. I went to 1shot‘s web site (below) they have all the colors I need. I was worried… “How I’m gonna mix that color”.  I don’t know if i can go full plaid, maybe if I had this machine. I might try to replicate this ‘water transfer printing technique’ with one of the Clem heads, thin paint and a bucket. Stole this off 1shot.com‘s site. I think I can find the colors I need. 130L Primrose Yellow 132L Lemon Yellow 134L Chrome Yellow …

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Doodling for the ‘Clem Head’

More doodles, more ideas, more fun There are four more pages with this stamp of clem’s head, I will start rocking out the real thing after this weekend… Stay tuned and have a great weekend. Yellow on green with purple and red detail. I’m going to find my old 3D glasses when i get home and see what happens. I will be working on this over the weekend, If you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments below.

‘Can’t wait till I have a full dog sled team!’

Murph stopped by yesterday He added the red one to his collection, then set me this picture. He now owns three dog heads, more info about them here. Seven heads were cast in the first run, Five have been painted, one is in LA, one is in my living room and Murph has the rest. Congratulations! From Murph’s instagram: mowsecafe Drooling over the latest addition to my art collection. Here we have sculptures of the wee doggie Clem (red version is the new one). Was lucky enough to spend some time with the artist and found we had some real parallels in …

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Big Cardboard Tree!

The cardboard tree, For the fall festival. The living room has been temporary turned into a workshop. Stacks of cardboard, boxes of hot glue and sharp things. The eight foot tree is going to Oscars school for there annual “Fall Fesival”. I was a great time, thank you for the great event. Below are some build pictures.

Painting the Dog heads

Working on the dog heads, what to do? I will attempt to make all them super! I grabbed three of the seven heads to take to The Sis & Moon studio.   These to are  just getting started.   I found lots of air holes, I will patch and paint. It was a good test and will need some more work. Thanks Murph for the “One Shot” I will return them shortly!  

Working on new Dog Head, update.

I am very  happy with the silicone mold so far, I have been able to make seven heads. Next up…  painting. A closed mold is easier to spin around, learned that the hard/messy way. I wrapped a piece of cling wrap around a scrap of cardboard, silicone and cling wrap make a decent seal. Yes that is “pink lacy” elastic, it’s what I had on hand. I have a big roll of it, don’t ask. Now for some trimming and sanding, then Paint! super excited!!!!  

Working on new Dog Head, update.

With the outer shell done (plaster around pink silicone) I made the first casting. The gary head is the plastic casting (copy), the white one is the original sculpted (modeling clay) head, and the pink is the silicone negative. This is my first pour, I need to practice, a few thin spots and air bubbles. Clem was happy with the likeness. A little vanilla sky, Clem style.

Working on new Dog Head, update.

Starting the mold (mould) from the sculpture. Finished the left eye and nose, then started the mould process. I was nervous at first, I always thought that the original sculpture would be trash if you didn’t make the mould just right (that’s for plaster moulds), but after the first layer was dry I was hooked. I think (cross fingers) that this will be a good first test and I can then start scaling up. First pour of silicone I will let it cure overnight and apply another coat of smooth-on 5050 in the morning. So far easy to work with and …

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