Thursday, October 11, 2007

Guns and Wolves!! (Cai Guo-Qiang, Head On, 2006)

Just thought this was cool. I have been playing with my patterns to create custom brushes in illustrator and its a lot of fun. For some reason these wolves reminded me of this process. Don't worry they are fake. I thought the same thing. But oddly enough there was a comment on wolves in sheep's clothing being that they are made of sheep skins
The wolves were produced in Quanzhou, China, from January to June of 2006. The commissioned local workshop in Cai’s hometown specializes in manufacturing remarkable, life-sized replicas of animals. First, small clay models were created as movement studies, out of which Cai subsequently developed Head On’s artist editions of cast resin wolves. However, the realistic and lifelike 99 wolves that grew out of these models and drawings possess no literal remnants of wolves: they are fabricated from painted sheepskins and stuffed with hay and metal wires, with plastic lending contour to their faces and marbles for eyes.

solvent space show

My girlfriend Liz has been working hard to get Stephen Westfall's show up. Man what an ordeal. She deserves an award for hardest working part time employee. One of the coolest things about the show is this giant tape ball from all of the masking. I think its still growing but right now its 12 ROLLS! of blue painters tape. Its just about the coolest thing I have ever seen. I want to cut it open like a geode You can image all of the work put into the show just by looking at the size of this thing. I ts about 24" in diameter. You can get an idea of scale from the photo of her on the scaffolding. its 18' high and 27' or so long.