This was the part of the balloon sculptures that I really liked, but when I was making them last year, I never showed this part! I would exhibit the carcass of the deflation process keeping the interesting parts from the viewer. I have since done a 180 and entered into a phase of constant twitching, flinching and rotation in my work.
This piece has transformed itself many times since it’s conception. It was going to be excerpts from “carefree” songs (such as those by Jack Johnson) with a torso-esque figure attached to the wall doing a shoulder dance. For awhile it was going to be powered by a tape player motor. I tried making an armature out of lego’s and erector set, wood and pully’s. Each of these things hit it’s own road blocked and pushed me into the direction of this final piece. It was critiqued last week Tuesday before we left for Thanksgiving break.
I’ve got a fly on a string in my head. My drawings have repeatedly included this image of lightbulbs with a swarm of flies buzzing around them. I decided to attempt this mental image in three dimensions. It has been quite a process. I ordered fly larva online (aka magets), waited for them to hatch and then attached string to the legs of any fly I possibly could (not easy). The result is much of what I had hoped it would be: