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Topic: Christopher's Room, my first big installation!  (Read 14160 times)
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« on: May 14, 2011 03:31:19 PM »

This thing was super exciting to make, because I love installation art and finally got the opportunity to do a piece myself. There was too much stuff packed in there to post pictures of everything, but here are the highlights! Here's the installation itself, with me sitting at the desk. I wanted people to be able to poke around and look at everything in the cabinets and boxes:



The room follows the story of Christoper, a young prince, and his struggle against Ezra, this snakey demon sort of guy:



The story is explained in this little pamphlet; Christopher beats the snake, but takes its mask so that he doesn't get hurt again. The mask gives him strange powers, but he becomes a bit of a zombie personality-wise.



Here's a little family portrait of Christopher and his parents, the king and queen:



Christopher's mom, the Insect Queen, doesn't recognize him after he puts on Ezra's mask, so she just collects pictures of him how he used to be:



Christopher's dad, the king, uses Christopher's newfound powers to get rid of two of his potential assassins, the twins Asher and Felix Orthrus. Christopher has to deliver their hands to the king for proof. The first twin's hand:



The five fingers of the second twin, each in its separate box:



The cabinet was also full of little goodies:



Haha, this was probably confusing with just photos and a little bit of context, but hopefully you can enjoy the visual aspect of it, if not really the story/audience participation bit  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2011 03:47:47 PM »

I think this installation is amazing! Your backstory makes me want to read everything about Christopher. It's a story of yours, right? Itsounds so fun!

Aaaand the wallpaper is fantastically delicious.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2011 03:51:53 PM »

While I don't completely understand the context, the art is awesome! Hard to look away.

The installation makes me want to know more about the story.

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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2011 04:02:56 PM »

This is amazing Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2011 05:13:03 PM »

AMAZING!
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011 05:24:27 PM »

As someone who was lucky enough to see the installation in person, I would like to go on record as saying "this IS amazing".  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2011 06:54:40 PM »

OMG, the story is amazing, the work is amazing, it's all soooo...... AMAZING!
great job! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2011 07:14:50 PM »

Love, love, love it all!  I was amazed at the entire installation and was intrigued by the story.  You brought the story (from what we saw of it) to life beautifully! 
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2011 07:27:02 PM »

I want to live in Christopher's room! Cheesy (And I want one of those books!)

This is so far beyond most art installations that it needs its own designation.

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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2011 09:08:27 PM »

Fantastic!
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