Monday, October 31, 2005

The Children's Hour


A number of photos in no particular order. I don't think I've ever done a large sculpture quite this quickly. Hmmmm. I don't know that I want to again, any time soon. But I did enjoy showing you lots of the steps involved. Still he came alive for me late one evening and I'll never forget that experience, and the piece came out rather well, I think. It's not your everyday floor lamp, exactly. One day possibly I'll show you all the steps involved in making a rat...there are more than you might think, and probably different.

8 comments:

Brandon H. said...

Thank you so much for sharing this with us. It was lovely to see this project come together. The final project is wonderful -- beautiful. Again, thank you.

K said...

How on EARTH did you do that so quickly? I was expecting the finished article to be less, well, beautifully finished.

He's amazing. And I wouldn't like to meet him on a dark night...

Quixotic said...

The only word I have for this is - awesome. I'm amazed at what you've achieved in such a short time, and to echo what has already been said - thank you for sharing the process with us. Seeing this fellow come to life has been fascinating.

Hope you had a great Hallowe'en!

Gregg P. said...

Gorgeous, Lisa! I'm completely fascinated by the process of transforming a basic torchiere lamp into ... THAT! Utterly astonished.

Rebecca said...

Incredible. I really enjoyed seeing the process, and I'm amazed that you finished it so quickly! Thanks so much for showing us a bit of what goes on behind the scenes.

Grim Ratter arrived a week ago in plenty of time for Halloween, so thank you for that as well!

Carl V. said...

That is absolutely fantastic! I can't believe you created such a thing in such a whirlwind fashion! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with pix and the written word your inspiration and steps. All the details are fantastic..I especially like the clock and the puppets in the pocket. Wonderful!

Really_Rather_Not_Nice said...

I take pause seeing these things, these creations of yours, because every one of them feels like they were sculpted right out of my own imagination... or rather, FOR my imagination... and I know that the very same thing is happening for each and every one of the people that reads this blog, or sees your work at a gallery, or in a book alongside a story.

People worry that seeing the process behind the art will somehow kill the end result. But this did anything but. It was amazing seeing you work... and to see it come together so quickly impressed me even more. You have so much raw magic in you that your work practically bleeds the stuff, even here, on the other end of the United States, on a computer screen.

Take a bow.

Robert/ GuardianAlien said...

Lisa that is totally fucking AWESOME!!!

Do more of the this is the "it" growing thingies!