Many of you already heard my announcement on facebook, as well as helped out, but I would like to also bring up that I will have some sort of feature in a magazine called Origin Magazine. I participated in a contest on facebook, and as a result was one of the editor’s picks to be shown in the magazine. Now I have not heard back about the details, so am hoping that I don’t fall through the cracks. Will of course post an update when and if the feature is published.
Today’s art is the followup piece to the one I submitted to the contest mentioned above, La Lunaphant. This is a somewhat smaller variation, and has a body that is similar to some of my older elephant assemblages. Like La Lunaphant though, it all started with a box:
A jewelry box to be precise. And one with one missing drawer. (Someday I should make an elephant using a trunk as the enclosure…) I needed to first remove the lid as well as the top inside drawer. Next I had to add a wood panel where the second drawer was missing.
Next I painted it the familiar maroonish color I like to use for many of my boxes, and a deep blue/black for the inside of the box. Instead of sticks as in the previous lunaphant, I used some material that looks like savannah grass.
For the elephant itself I used a clock body, in addition to the familiar parts seen in earlier boxyphant pieces, such as the steamer part and boat rig piece for the trunk.
At this point it was a bunch of painting and attaching. Like many of my other moon pieces, I used the little star washers for the moon glow. Some debris was added on the lower right, with a clock gear right in the center of it all. Here are a couple shots of the finished work.
Little Lunaphant may be a bit smaller than the original but still has the same nocturnal-dwelling spirit of its momma. The box itself is 4 x 6 x 8 and can either be hung or set on a flat surface. Feel free to contact me with any questions about this piece.