Just in case you ever wanted to know how one of the Candeliers for Jellio and the iCarly show is actually built. I hand make every one.
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What Remains (5’ wide x 4’ tall x 1” deep; 35,000+ hand cast urethane flowers)
“I am a New York based artist creating mosaic works blurring the line between photo, painting, and sculpture by creating a conversation between the hand sculpted and cast pixels and the image they come together to form. All pieces are designed, sculpted, molded, cast in color, and applied by myself.
For “What Remains”, I sculpted each original flower, then created silicone molds of the originals, then I cast them in color. They are not painted in any way. I cast them in various two part liquid resins.
These pieces take several months to design, sculpt, mold, and cast. The construction process is a painstaking adventure of careful placement and gluing (super super-glue), that can take up to a month to complete.” - Kevin Champeny. Learn more about the artist here.
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thebestoftimes-theworstoftimes asked: 1. How long does it take on average for each piece ? I assume it's painstaking work. 2. How did you come up with the idea ?
Some of the larger pieces like “What Remains” take up to a month or longer from conception of design to the final ready to hang completed work. It is very painstaking work, I design, sculpt, mold, cast in color(none of the pieces are painted) and glue each piece individually to create the overall look.
The idea came out of a desire to blur the line between painting, photography and sculpture. I chose the mosaic idea as a vehicle to create tension and a conversation between the sculpted pixels and the image they create.