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« on: February 02, 2010 04:12:43 PM »

Hi Everyone!

This is the first project I've posted, I'd love to get some feedback, positive and negative!
I made this for a final project in a graduate plastics class I took last semester. I was stuck at first as to what to make, but as I drifted off to sleep one night it came to me... I must make an ostrich.. with a waiting room in it...



He's about 5' tall, 2.5' long and 1.5' wide.  I made him with a little bit of everything- welded steel for the structure, plaster cloth, and then as much plastic as I could think about using- fused bag feathers, poly fill, I even cast his beak out of plastic.

close up of face:



and of course the waiting room!!!


I made all the furniture out of foam sheets.
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010 04:24:35 PM »

I love it! Really creative! I love the fact that he has long thick eyelashes. His beak looks really good.
Well done. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010 04:31:29 PM »

 Cheesy  I heart this big ole beastie, he's beautiful!! The waiting room at the uh... posterior of his posterior is a hoot!!!  Grin Grin
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010 04:38:29 PM »

Cheesy  I heart this big ole beastie, he's beautiful!! The waiting room at the uh... posterior of his posterior is a hoot!!!  Grin Grin

Thanks! It was great fun watching my classmates bend down to look into his back end during my critique!
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010 05:10:20 PM »

*this rocks*
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010 08:31:24 PM »

Yes, this definitely "rocks".  Is this a reference to something that I am in the dark about, or did you just think ostrich, and then waiting room? 
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2010 09:03:25 PM »

Yes, this definitely "rocks".  Is this a reference to something that I am in the dark about, or did you just think ostrich, and then waiting room?  

No, no reference. I thought it would be a funny thing to make, and just hoped others would find humor in it as well.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2010 10:34:38 PM »

Well, I love the way your mind works.
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2010 06:23:27 PM »

this is just great!  if i saw this in a waiting room of a doctor or dentist, it would definitely brighten up my experience and help me to forget about waiting.
  i know you said you wanted some negative criticism, but i cant think of any Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2010 11:53:23 AM »

Wait this is incredible--- I'm usually terrible at deciphering underlying story's (especially with lyrics, which I hate about myself), but is this like the ostrich that hides it's head, hence the waiting room? Like when we (I) go into the indefinite hiding/hermit/(dare I admit it on the web- agoraphobic) state? Absolutely brilliant! And beautiful, skilled, smart and so, so well done!
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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2010 08:30:01 PM »

Thank you Kilgore_trout!
That's what I love about art- (at least what I believe to be true about art) that it is so open to interpretation and the viewer's interpretation is just as valid as the creator's. Honesty, I just really love things that are strange and I love to make people laugh (if it wasn't for my own agoraphobia (well not quite agoraphobia, maybe just fear of public speaking) I would have gone into stand up comedy.) Since I've put that out of the question, I like to make things that (hopefully) make people laugh. And this piece was a win win- my classmates laughed while looking at it and I also got a good laugh watching them look into his back end!
So long story short- yes, it could totally be a reference to ostriches hiding their heads/waiting if that is what you read out of the piece (don't sell yourself so short about your deciphering skills!) My intent was to just make a piece that was bizarre- and to let the viewer make whatever meaning he/she wanted to from it. So it worked!
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2010 05:58:26 AM »

Love the face!! Great work!
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