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1  CowParade Boston -- Questions with polyurethane in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions by voltairerocks on: February 01, 2006 03:07:51 PM
First, some background--
What is CowParade?
-->It's a charity which is raising money for the Jimmy Fund. What happens is that a number of artists are chosen to paint fiberglass cows (a business choses their submitted idea and commissions them $1,000) measuring 5' high and 8' long, 120 lbs.
-->What happens to the cows?
The cows are displayed all over the city, and then sold at auction for ridiculous sums of money. That money is then given to charity.  In this case the cows will be displayed all over Boston, MA this summer, and then auctioned off. CowParade has been all over the world. Many cities have similar types of things-- I know a few years ago I was in Washington, DC and they had donkeys and elephants all over the city and my town did bears this summer-- but all are the same idea.

Now to my question:
My art teacher has been chosen to paint a cow. Her idea is "Wally the Green Moonster" Any fellow New Englanders/Sox fans out there will realize how awesome this idea is. For everyone who doesnt know-- Wally the Green Monster is the Red Sox mascot and looks like this:

So she has the cow and is building the head out so that it's wide like Wally's.  The problem she's run into is this-- the cow is going to be displayed outside for the entire summer, so the head has to be made of something durable that will be able to withstand the elements and crazy Sox fans who might deface it before it can go to auction.  She started by using all sorts of things-- paper, duct tape, bubble wrap, etc to make the form.  I believe she said she was going to use plaster and then possibly fiberglass. But anyways here's the million dollar question--

What do you guys think is the best way to go about this? We both have tried brainstorming different ideas, but she's still not sure exactly how to go about it...So if anyone has any ideas or suggestions, it would be great to hear them!
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2  Re: Pear and Bottle in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by voltairerocks on: January 19, 2006 02:49:41 PM

All of my art (the good stuff anyways) is on here. I dont know what to say about the picture because I can see it and I used the that the "help" page said to use...hmmm well anyways thats the link to my webshots so check it out!
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3  Pear and Bottle in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by voltairerocks on: January 19, 2006 02:38:13 PM
A Christmas present I made for an exceptionally awesome teacher of mine. Comments welcome and appreciated!

<<<edited to correct broken image>>>


In the preview of this post, the image appears fine.  Try copying & pasting her image's URL in a new browser window & you should be able to see it (I can!).  --Sweets4ever
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4  Karma Happens in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by voltairerocks on: January 19, 2006 02:36:47 PM
Originally, this was a picture I made for a friend for Christmas. Currently, it is entered in the Scholastic Art Awards. Unfortunately for my friend, he has been a big ay double snakes to me lately, so he won't be getting it back once the showing is over. Comments welcome and appreciated!

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5  Chuck Close style self-portrait in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by voltairerocks on: January 19, 2006 02:32:03 PM
So this was a project I completed in AP Art last quarter. Its done in the style of painter Chuck Close and I think it came out pretty awesome. Comments welcome and appreciated.

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6  Stenciled Beater in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by voltairerocks on: December 07, 2005 02:23:11 PM
Let's see....I cut up an old Live Strong bracelet and made a bird stamp out of it and nailed the cut out pieces to a wood block...same with the rectangular stamps.  Drew and cut out a birdie stencil and then just plopped it down on the beater and proceded to attack it with some red fabric paint.  Thennn to top it all off I took a nice long piece of red ribbon and made a bow, slightly cinching the left strap.

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7  Louis XIV, Van's Shoes, & Underoath handbags in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by voltairerocks on: November 18, 2005 01:11:56 PM
I started making these not too long ago, and I am having a field day going through magazines and finding concert/CD ads to use to make more handbags. So pretty.

Van's Ad

Louis XIV

Underoath Totally Radical Tour

I'd love to hear what you think of them!  Grin
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8  Yet Another Duct Tape/Magazine Purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by voltairerocks on: November 10, 2005 04:44:53 PM
This bag stemmed from my love of Weezer and duct tape purses, little did I know that my idea was not exactly original...oh well I tried. haha  Anyways, this is....The Weezer Tote!



Images are from Alternative Press magazine back in March or April I think.

Also here's a handbag made from a Plain White T's CD ad


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