I finally showed my art in a public setting! All thanks goes to Lauraly Atria for the invite. Turns out it doesn’t hurt at all. Unity 88 (Facebook/website)is the venue and if you’re in South Florida, you should check it out sometime. They’re next door to and affiliated with Sublicious Farms. It’s photo is in the dictionary next to “urban farming”. It really is unique, and the community that continues to develop through these businesses seems to thrive on the inspiration shared by the artists and all their different areas of expertise.
Some of my sculptures are now for sale at Unit 88. In fact, if all is going as planned, you may be there right now and have just scanned the QRcode on display with these pieces. The following is the information you’re seeking; “These are the droids you’re looking for.”
[cast resin] This Tyrannosaur is one of only 8 resin casts that I personally sculpted, molded and cast over several months. Red Rex’s detail was researched and refined to portray this beast with a realism that is undeniable. The red color and subsequent acrylic washes were applied by hand to amplify the detail that makes this beast so impressive and unique.
The creation process of this beast was documented (links below) for your pleasure and for prosperity’s sake. Being aware that the original Rex would likely have to be dismembered immediately after it was perfected, motivated me to capture as much of the process as I could here (just in case everything went wrong). Like it or not, scientists now seem confident that these dinosaurs had feathers. I knew it’d be worthwhile to create multiple casts for the purpose of experimenting with a variety of skin patterns and finishes. Rex sculpt, Rex details, Rex resin
[original mixed] “Anslow Orange, of the Orange series. The orange series was the first ARH, or Astronaut Research Hybrid produced by the Anderlecht Corporation for global and interstellar research company AmGlobe. The orange series first appeared in the year 2167, succeeded by the green series in 2201, and the pink series in 2217. The orange series is known for its ruggedness and durability. Although the green and pink series’ are more intellectually adept, their bugs and twitchiness rank their performances well below that of the orange series in reliability.” -A.Saulny
[original mixed] This was the first attempt I made at creating a bug display case full of imaginary bugs. It a project I’m sure to revisit again, but much like making a custom chess set, it requires 10-16 different designs and…well… it needs further planning. In the meantime, he’s a loner. Don’t be sad. Be glad. Because he’s a loner, you alone can have this Rock Bug knowing that it is truly a one of a kind original.
Rock Bug’s display is re-purposed from upcycled materials. The bell jar is made from a plastic water-bottle and the wood base was reclaimed scrap: routed, sanded, stained and sealed. The rock? The rock is real, made of real rock, re-purposed from the dirty ground. Even so, I’d like to think little fella would look right at home in the study of DaVinci or Darwin.
[original mixed] I’ve caught a fever, and the only cure is more Steampunk bugs! These bots are made of gears, bulbs, clay, wire, and more. Most of them are even pose-able. I don’t really have the know-how (yet) to make roboticly mechanized do-dads, so until then I’m willing to make some things that just look like awesomely mechanized do-dads. But wait…there’s more
Triceratops Door Knocker
[cold-cast brass] Maybe I saw it in a dream but after searching the web for a Dinosaur door knocker (in real life) I discovered there are none. There are lions, butterflies, horses and even fiddler crab door knockers but no dinosaurs. This is a piece I made because I didn’t want to live in a world where it doesn’t exist. Here it is. Now I can continue to live and you can have one too. Knocker 1, Knocker 2
T-Rex belt buckle
[coldcast brass]Much like the Triceratops door knocker, I was shocked that a T-Rex skull fossil belt buckle didn’t already exist. This “puppy” isn’t just for the rodeo though. It will fit any 1½” wide belt and should beworn with every kind of outfit. Cold-cast Brass, Pontifications
[original mixed] Based on the robot from the video game Half-Life, this bot was made primarily from the parts of a model 1955 Chevy Cameo. He’s a good D0g just looking for a good home. Half-Life D0g Wiki