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« on: July 04, 2008 09:57:41 PM »

So here is my giant buddha head. Carved out of a styrofoam block, tissued, and painted using spray paint and various other paints in non-conventional ways. Styrofoam in my eyes, dreads, unmentionables and 3 cans of spray foam later this is what I came up with. The spray foam was used to make the hair coils. It now lies at the head of my bead instead of a headboard.









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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008 10:15:09 PM »

This is so amazingly awesome! Shocked I love it!
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008 10:18:50 PM »

Thanks!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2008 10:20:23 PM »

Wow that is HUGE! Amazing job - from the thumbnail on the front page I thought it was an awesome clay bust - I cannot imagine trying to make something so cool out of styrofoam!

He makes a fabulous headboard - but I think he would scare the bejeezes out of me for awhile if I woke to see him in the dark!  Grin

btw - LOVE the colours of your room!
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2008 10:21:30 PM »

Wow.  That is HUGE.  Shocked
What an amazing statement for your room.
It's awesome, great work.
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2008 10:27:06 PM »

Styrofoam is one of the messiest mediums to work in, I swear.

It looks AWESOME though. The finish your paint combo left it with really enhances the whole thing.
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2008 10:32:44 PM »

Styrofoam is one of the messiest mediums to work in, I swear.

It looks AWESOME though. The finish your paint combo left it with really enhances the whole thing.

So true. It clings to EVERYTHING. It wasn't the fine blue or pink styrofoam either but rather the white chunkier stuff with the little balls. I swallowed quite a few. Thankfully styrofoam isn't harmfull if swallowed. If it is melted and it fumes... well it can give you cyanide poisoning. Just a word of caution.

Also no power tools were used. All hand-tools... unfortunately. Ha!

The paint was done in layers. First it was painted lime green. Then I used copper spray paint by spraying it on a cloth and dabbing it on. Then I used some black spray paint and dabbed/rubbed it into the recessed areas. Then I used some yellow ochre and rubbed it on in a few spots.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2008 10:42:56 PM »

weoo. good lord, thats one big huge buddha head you'd never find at tuesday morning or a store of the like. i think you did an awesome job, really inspiring! i did a paper on early buddhist art and architecture for one of my art history classes, and i think you did a great job capturing an antique look.
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2008 10:43:32 PM »

this is sooo amazing crazy!  Shocked Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2008 10:45:51 PM »


Also no power tools were used. All hand-tools... unfortunately. Ha!

The paint was done in layers. First it was painted lime green. Then I used copper spray paint by spraying it on a cloth and dabbing it on. Then I used some black spray paint and dabbed/rubbed it into the recessed areas. Then I used some yellow ochre and rubbed it on in a few spots.

I feel your pain, sister. I had to do a white styrofoam project with hand tools in high school. I almost didn't make it out alive hahaa. It wasn't nearly the size [or cool level] of yours though, so hats off.

That painting sounds super tedious, but it definitely paid off. I'll take note of the dabbing spray paint for future reference; I'm sure it'll come in handy. Thanks for the detailing on it!
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