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Topic: Peacock Earth-- Materials Question  (Read 841 times)
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« on: October 29, 2008 09:28:01 PM »

So, I have a concept for a display case that has the theme of Save the Earth and other such green-ness.

It's a peacock, in this position:

,with his tail spread fully outwards. In the middle of this tail is an earth model, better contrasted from the rest of the green and blue by some dark shading. At the bottom, there's some art nouveau lettering that reads "Keep it Well" I'm open to changing the lettering, the placing of the words, and the slogan itself.

I'm leaning towards relief sculpture, keeping in mind that this has to be taken in and out of a relatively small display case... though it will be by itself.

My question is about materials: I want to use only recycled materials for this. It's not just me working on this, and not everybody has artistic ability/experience. I'm pretty much alone in that sense. We're already collecting bottlecaps (from plastic bottles) and my friend and I have nice collections of beer bottle caps that we could probably dig into... there's scrap wood and bottles themselves as well... I'm not entirely sure even about how to start!


« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008 12:03:32 AM »

I'd be inclined to find some styrofoam packing, like from a computer, and rough out the bird figure from that, then cover it with other found objects.  I like the idea of beer cap "eyes" on his tail.

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." - Scott Adams
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2008 06:58:32 PM »

I actually imagine that the bottles could be shreaded into the approximate shape of the feathers, and will do nicely for shaping as well.  The styrofoam is not a bad idea.  I like recycled cloths too.  Some other things?  Consider packaging for color, or magazines.  Paper Mache is a form of recycling too.
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008 07:06:01 PM »

for the headfeathers, you could use decorated toothpicks (the ones with the blue, green, etc cellophane on the ends)

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