Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cuckoo Compendium Parts I & II

Here are some pics of couple of pieces I made for the 'Enchanted Forest' group show currently on at Strychnin Gallery Berlin. The show is a charity show in association with WWF and is celebrating the 'International Year of the Forest'. There are some amazing artists involved in this show including Greg Bagshaw, Caitlin Hackett, Lindsey Carr, Luke Chueh, Travis Lampe and Mimi .S, just to name a few.

I've always loved cuckoos and thought this show would be the perfect opportunity to have a go at making my own version of one.

The outer/casing of the cuckoos are constructed from wood and sculpted polymer clays and then airbrushed. Instead of the having functioning clocks I have installed a sculpture in each cuckoo. They also have battery powered LEDs inside which light up the diorama.

These were a heap of fun to make and I have a lot of ideas for even more elaborate designs.

The opening was a huge success with a lot of support for the cause and I was happy to see one of the cuckoos go to a new home.

You can check out some pics of the opening night some of the other amazing artworks here.

The show will run for the next four weeks so if your in the neighbourhood it's well worth popping in for a look. Buying some great artwork and supporting a very good cause ;)

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