I’ve got a bit of a weird project to share today. My inspirations were H.R. Giger, the 1927 film Metropolis, and the Art Daily Cafe mood board (rust and Dust).
My friend Gabbi gave me this shadow box frame as she no longer needed it. Although I’m not sure she imagined this is what would happen to it 😬
The mood board also required that you use “something forgotten” . I’ve used more than one old forgotten thing. The doll head, an old dusty circular saw blade, old rusty horse shoe nails, an old rusty drawer handle and some rusty wire. And I made the doll’s brain out of clay.
Everything else is a selection of Finnabair supplies. Gesso(black and white) , casts from moulds, rust paste, heavy body gel, metallique wax…
It didn’t turn out how I had wanted/imagined/hoped but not sure much of what I make does. Sometimes things disappoint me and sometimes they turn out better than I hoped.
This one? I’m on the fence. I feel disappointed at my vision didn’t translate into real life but once I get over that… maybe it will grow on me. Maybe.
And if not I can always take my rusty goddess effigy out and give the box a makeover.