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The Art and things we've made thread...

Started by Claireliontamer, January 28, 2016, 06:40:52 PM

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billy rubin

Quote from: hermes2015 on May 13, 2021, 02:36:54 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on May 13, 2021, 01:34:00 PM
Quote from: hermes2015 on May 11, 2021, 07:48:37 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on May 11, 2021, 05:17:38 PM
why do you create things?

what is it that makes you make art?

I can only speak for myself. The best way I can describe the urge to make something, is that it is an almost physical discomfort, like an itch that has to be scratched. In other words, it is an irresistible obsession that comes out of nowhere and takes over my thoughts and can even deprive me of sleep. Perhaps it is a form of insanity.

:grin:

Ah, I miss feeling those urges! :tellmemore: I haven't felt like that in a long time.

It's high time you fell in love again.

graduate school does that.

i remember walking into a bookstore after graduating from something or other and realizing tjat i could read any book that i wanted.

i hadnt had time to read anything eccept texts, papers, and proposals for several years.


more people have been to berlin than i have

hermes2015

"Who is to say that pleasure is useless?"
― Charles Eames

hermes2015

Quote from: billy rubin on December 20, 2021, 01:18:58 AM
Quote from: hermes2015 on December 19, 2021, 04:29:18 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on December 19, 2021, 04:13:24 PM
Cool! I see a book title that I'm going to look into, as well- "Art and Physics".

It is still in my pile of books waiting to be read, so I don't know how good it is. All I can tell you is that the author, Leonard Shlain, is a surgeon.

i am suspicious already

Same here, but then, the specialist who cured my duodenal ulcer many years ago was a genuine authority on Picasso. I tried to trick him up, but he never failed.
"Who is to say that pleasure is useless?"
― Charles Eames

Tank

Quote from: hermes2015 on December 19, 2021, 02:06:56 PM
Concrete bookends: Egyptian cat god Bastet.

I took an existing Bastet image, but put a contemporary twist on it by applying my favourite slicing technique to it. I wanted to give the concrete a patina that made the bookends look like ancient artifacts, but without looking too kitschy. I think I have managed to make them look battered and old, as if they were found in a tomb in Egypt.

I included some objects in the second photo to give a sense of scale.




I love them. Did you make all the segments separately and then assemble them or did you build them onto each other? If that makes sense?
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hermes2015

Thanks, Tank. I used my usual material, rapid set concrete, for the cats and the black stands, reinforced internally with another staple material of mine: stainless steel mesh. I sliced the model in Rhino 7, printed the slices, and cast the slices in moulds made of plasticine slabs that were rolled out 4mm thick on vinyl sheets. The slice profiles were cut into the plasticine slabs to make little dams for the poured concrete. The hard concrete slices were then glued together with concrete slurry. The cats stand 240mm high
"Who is to say that pleasure is useless?"
― Charles Eames

Tank

If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
"Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt." ― Richard P. Feynman
'It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.' - Terry Pratchett
Remember, your inability to grasp science is not a valid argument against it.

hermes2015

Quote from: Tank on December 20, 2021, 01:12:12 PM
They really are characterful pieces.

Thank you. They were made as a gift for someone who is a great reader. I'm sure she will be happy with them. As part of my recent experiments with using concrete to achieve thick textures in paintings, I have done a few very brutal paintings in concrete, strictly for my own use. I will post them here in a day or so.
"Who is to say that pleasure is useless?"
― Charles Eames

Icarus


hermes2015

"Who is to say that pleasure is useless?"
― Charles Eames

xSilverPhinx

Quote from: hermes2015 on December 19, 2021, 02:06:56 PM
Concrete bookends: Egyptian cat god Bastet.

I took an existing Bastet image, but put a contemporary twist on it by applying my favourite slicing technique to it. I wanted to give the concrete a patina that made the bookends look like ancient artifacts, but without looking too kitschy. I think I have managed to make them look battered and old, as if they were found in a tomb in Egypt.

I included some objects in the second photo to give a sense of scale.




Wow, Hermes! You never fail to impress!  :bravo:

(So, when are you going to mail me an pair of concrete dog bookends? :grin:)
I am what survives if it's slain - Zack Hemsey


hermes2015

Quote from: xSilverPhinx on December 20, 2021, 10:01:30 PM
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(So, when are you going to mail me an pair of concrete dog bookends? :grin:)

Thanks! I think wrapping bookends with raised hind legs will be a bit challenging.
"Who is to say that pleasure is useless?"
― Charles Eames

Bad Penny II

I dislike cats as matter of principle but I like your cats more than your find of a lifetime vase.
Take my advice, don't listen to me.

hermes2015

Quote from: Bad Penny II on December 21, 2021, 09:39:32 AM
I dislike cats as matter of principle but I like your cats more than your find of a lifetime vase.

:boaterhat:
"Who is to say that pleasure is useless?"
― Charles Eames

billy rubin



more people have been to berlin than i have

hermes2015

Quote from: billy rubin on December 21, 2021, 10:20:10 PM
why bastet?

The person I made it for is a cat lover and an avid reader. She and I both love ancient Egyptian art, so I had the idea to synthesize all the elements into a contemporary interpretation of Bastet in the form of bookends. I thought that it would look kitschy to try and reproduce an artefact realistically.
"Who is to say that pleasure is useless?"
― Charles Eames