Save the date—Sept 22 at Facet Gallery 7-10 pm.
We cast this one without pigment so it could change color.
Lighting by Gabby Ide
Project designed by Jeremy Villines
📸 photo credits: Chris Hunt Photography and repost from Stephanie Rae
I started with a 2D design by Jeremy Villines. I converted it into a 3d pattern in cardboard. We used the template to make a plexiglass mold and slush cast the tinted resin in layers. The plexiglass molds for the full crystals were built from 82 pieces! The exhibit is up all year at the Center for Puppetry Arts.
I made 200 crystal shards for the Dark Crystal Ball at the Center for Puppetry Arts tomorrow night. This is the biggest edition of collectibles I’ve made to date, and it was super satisfying to see them in a pile. Get yours with a ticket to the ball at puppet.org
I have a show opening at Galeria Regina with the talented @dondiofbklyn ☠ Saturday March 17 5-9 pm ☠ RSVP here for sneak peeks!
After I finish a sculpture, I photograph it from as many angles as I can. It’s a great way to explore perspective and composition.
I made this hairy weirdo for the Free Art Friday Secret Santa gift exchange. Everyone made such cool gifts!
I’m going to paint the Skullfish a soft sparkly white/ grey. The paint gets applied in several layers. I’ll start with a flat black primer, followed by a base coat of black urethane paint. I’ll go back in with white to create a range of tones. The rainbow pearlescent goes on top of that, followed by a clear coat. Each layer of paint gets applied by airbrush in several passes.
Sanding the fins smooth before adding scales ☠
The color change flakes on top of the black paint really sparkle in person! This was my first time experimenting with it, and I’m looking forward to trying out more unusual pigments/ paints.
When photographing tiny art, I use a large piece of card stock as the background and set up a few lamps to balance out the lighting. I try to photograph things right after I finish them, otherwise it’s hard to stay on top of it.