Tuesday, March 30, 2010

We Heart Wood @ Munky King

black and white together.
I'm Not There (L - white piece) & Like a Sad Song (R - black piece).

Opening April 8th, at Munky King Melrose in Los Angeles,
will be the custom figure (jibibuts) group show, We Heart Wood.
the figures are these blind assortment toys made from sustainable wood,
called Jibibuts, created by the artist duo Noferin.



artists were sent a set of the jibibut toys and were asked to customize them.
i made 2 pieces for the show, using clay.
as you can see, i played off some complementary shapes/ideas - one with a sculpted face, and the other a sculpted shell, etc.

+ please contact the gallery for info/purchase inquiries.

my figures for  We Heart Wood
kissy kiss

some detail shots below.
Like a Sad Song
. 3"h x 2.5". Clay, Acrylic & Wood. ©2010. :


Like a Sad Song. Detail. 3"h x 2.5"w. Clay, Acrylic & Wood. ©2010.
Like a Sad Song. Detail. 3"h x 2.5"w. Clay, Acrylic & Wood. ©2010.
Like a Sad Song. Detail. 3"h x 2.5"w. Clay, Acrylic & Wood. ©2010.
Like a Sad Song. Detail. 3"h x 2.5"w. Clay, Acrylic & Wood. ©2010.

I'm Not There. 4"h x 2.5"w. Clay, Acrylic & Wood. ©2010 :

I'm Not There. 4"h x 2.5"w. Clay, Acrylic & Wood. ©2010.
I'm Not There. Detail 1. 4"h x 2.5"w. Clay, Acrylic & Wood. ©2010.
I'm Not There. Detail 1. 4"h x 2.5"w. Clay, Acrylic & Wood. ©2010.1020628

i had so much fun with these - my first real sculpted pieces.
i'm still clumsy at it, but i have some ideas i'd love to explore
with larger faces and shapes.
definitely will be doing some molding/casting/plastering...

of course, i had to make some 360ยบ animated Gif of the pieces.
warning you that these may make you dizzy!

Like a Sad Song (Animated Gif). 3"h x 2.5"w. Clay, Acrylic & Wood. ©2010.
Like a Sad Song. 3"h x 2.5"w. Clay, Acrylic & Wood. ©2010.

I'm Not There (Animated Gif). 4"h x 2.5"w. Clay, Acrylic & Wood. ©2010.
I'm Not There. 4"h x 2.5"w. Clay, Acrylic & Wood. ©2010.

some in-progress shots here.

10 comments:

  1. I'm a huge fan of your work! You, Audrey Kawasaki, & David Choe are my absolute favorite artists!

    KeepItFvncy,
    M.E.

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  2. they are just beautiful!
    and i really love the idea of two opposite figures. its kind of like in real life - the differencies vs. similarities are not very clear at first, but they become more obvious, once u try to get to the bottom of things

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  3. WOW! stella, these are great! i love the 3D face's (black one) nose and lips are amazing. i hope you make more of these!!!

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  4. thank you~!
    i'll definitely be making more figures.
    looking at these now, i see so many things i'd have done better & differently...
    well that was my first stab - i'll make them bigger next time.

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  5. something is wrong with my comments here. :/
    sorry if your comments are not showing up.

    thank you so much for all your kind words!!
    @michelle - i'm a big fan of the 2 artists, i'm truly beyond honored, thank you.

    @amy, yeah i'll definitely make more, probably larger! :)

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  6. How lovely, these are so interesting, very beautiful too!

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  7. Whoa, those are totally rad.

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  8. I absolutely love them... your talent is quite broad. Yes, do more, and nothing wrong with small as well as large!

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