Monday 28 February 2022
Saturday 19 February 2022
Thursday 17 February 2022
Wednesday 16 February 2022
So, I had a rummage in my junk boxes and found a few interesting bits and pieces. Then I set about upgrading the beetle. I was particularly inspired by some real life beetles, like these chaps:
Thursday 10 February 2022
Tuesday 8 February 2022
This is an extraordinary piece of trash bashing i.e. making a cohesive structure/sculpture using only trash.
The anonymous 'Scratch' is very good at this stuff and, while I don't play war games, I can appreciate the skill on display. There's real problem solving happening here. To be able to look at a pile of throwaway plastics of all different shapes, sizes and colours and to put them all together like this takes real talent (see also Studson Studio's epic trash build of Howl's Moving Castle).
Fascinating to watch and to learn from.
Monday 7 February 2022
As always, the choice of subject was dictated by the forms I found in my junk box. Putting together the top of a deodorant spray, a mayonnaise lid and part of a squash bottle reminded me of a bush cricket. I then managed to make something approximating the shape of the head from a deconstructed kitchen bleach spray trigger (often a source of really interesting plastic shapes). I added a couple of wooden cogs too.
I decided to use a defunct old phone charger cable for the antennae - I simply removed the wire from inside the coiled metal sheath and replaced it with stiff garden wire to make it poseable. The addition of a couple of toy balls for eyes and it was starting to come together.
Friday 4 February 2022
I've been enjoying making these things so much that I've simply carried on! I've also experimented with more dynamic portrayals - rather than just emulating specimens on display in a collection - with this rusty looking bug and a dragonfly.