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« on: September 25, 2012 03:07:41 PM »

Sometimes I have no idea the source of my inspiration — not so this time.

In the way of the web (meaning I don’t remember how I got there), I ended up at artist Michael Demeng’s site, Assemblog. As I looked for more of Mr. Demeng’s work, I discovered an old listing for a workshop (by Demeng) on altered paint brushes. I was inspired.

Another thing that inspired me? Mr. Demeng uses a lot of motion in his pieces — crank and pulley fun. I had to give it a shot.



The face and the hummingbird are both sculpted from polymer clay. For an idea on scale, the push-rod ends (the thingies that hold the wooden thingie (with the hummingbird on it) to the metal crank thingie) are the hands of a watch. The “tattoo” design is a combination of glass microbeads and screws from old watches.



For a better idea of scale, you can watch the video of the movement. It may seem simple, but I’m actually quite proud of the movement. I went through a lot to get there, lol. http://youtu.be/u33ePcNzmqE



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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012 03:15:00 PM »

Wow, jivvy! That's so cool!  You totally should be proud of the movement!  The details of the face are amazing!  Awesome AWESOME work, lady!
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012 03:16:31 PM »

SO awesome!  DeMeng is insanely awesome and an unending source of inspiration for me.  I can see him in this but you give it a more lighthearted appeal.  Love it!
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012 03:17:29 PM »

Two words.  Holy crap!
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012 04:14:51 PM »

I'm so in love with this, I would marry it.   Kidding! But seriously though, I'm in serious serious love with this outstanding piece of art. For reals.
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2012 04:19:03 PM »

It rocks! Love it.
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2012 06:03:14 PM »

At first I thought "Wow! Microjivvy has sure moved outside her scale for this masterpiece!" Then I got down to the caption about watch screws and microbeads, and I remembered whose work I was looking at. Even knowing that, the video is still a bit startling.

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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012 06:20:00 PM »

Whhheeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! It's awesome! I LOVE him!
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2012 07:02:39 PM »

Love him! And the video is the cherry on top!
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012 09:22:13 PM »

Stunning.  I can't get over how small it all is.  I love things that move.
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