Sunday, February 5, 2012

'29 Faces' Day 5

Today was a busy one (complete with a Super Bowl party -- oh joy) on my end, so I didn't have the chance to work on my '29 Faces Challenge' pieces as I would have liked.   Still, as much as I would love to be showing yet off another completed project right now, I can report I did at least manage to make some progress on a hanging, unresolved 3D project today that has been nagging me for years.  This is not going to look like much I'm afraid, but trust me when I say that it involves a 'face' and that a necessary first step was accomplished here, which will allow me to continue on toward completion of the project....

Years ago I created a 3D papier mache figure of a crow.   All was good and well....that is, until my raging, free-ranging house bunny (sadly no longer with us) somehow got a hold of him, and chewed off his face:


Silly Rabbit!




Faceless Mr. Crow Needs Surgery, STAT.

So I've been thinking.  Faceless as he is now and essentially starting over, I could actually go anywhere with this.  The obvious thing would be to give him another crow face (with a beak, et al) -- but why do the obvious thing....?  Rather, with this second chance for a do-over, I could go in an entirely different, and more interesting, direction.  Well, I'm still ruminating on it -- but at this point I think I've pretty much decided I wont be giving him another boring crow face.  Thing is though, I actually couldn't do anything (crow or non-crow) for him until that gaping crater was repaired and a new foundation built up upon which to work.  So, that's what I did today -- reinforcing and fixing the big hole that was his 'face', so I can go on to give him a whole new one. (*Plus while I'm at it, I'm intending to create a 'base' for him from the hummus container lid he is standing on, and fix his feet, in order to give him better free-standing stability.....

Behold!  The Beginnings of a Brave New 'Face'.









7 comments:

Sunshineshelle said...

Go face! It looks like bunny made a meal of him LOL, interesting to see how he goes :)

Patience said...

Ha, thanks Shelle :-) She did indeed -- and it wasn't the only thing she ruined around here while she was with us (including a few of those "dead Barbies' mentioned previously, lol). We loved our dear Bun-Bun to pieces, but no denying that she was sure a handful at times!

Melisa said...

I think that's a great idea, to give him a completely different makeover. Can't wait to see what you come up with for him!

Art Play Today said...

I Love your idea and I can't wait to see what you do with it! Someday I would love to start doing more 3D work, I have it in my head to do it, just haven't the confidence to tackle it yet! Thanks for your comment and visit to my blog!

Kristen

Trixie said...

love the bright colours

Ayala Art said...

I guess the lack of a face is a face as well! Love your WIP!

Caryn Strauss-Smith said...

This is so much fun. I can't wait to see what happens! I love to see the myriad creative ideas that are coming out of this challenge.