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Apr 05

Little Lunaphant

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 rather worn jewelry box

A rather worn jewelry 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.

The side is fixed

The side is fixed

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.

Rusty Grass

Rusty 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.

Time for clock parts

Time for clock parts

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 - Right View

Little Lunaphant - Right View

Little Lunaphant - Center View

Little Lunaphant - Center View

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.