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« on: February 21, 2011 05:40:18 PM »

I'm in an advanced sculpture class this semester and our first assignment was to create a piece based on a technique that we had learned in intro to sculpture.  I chose plaster, even though we only used it once the semester before(!)

I decided that I wanted to make a robot figure, with plants growing in his head... I decided on a sketch and then went to work carving the figure's pieces from styrofoam.  I then put everything together with dowels and lots of glue and then covered everything in plaster... I then carved and sanded everything down and added dirt, plants, and a glass bowl onto his cranium.  I'm really happy with how he turned out, though I still have to paint him(and finish fixing some structural issues...*sigh*)

Anywho, I now present to you, Robot with a terrarium in his head!  (no working title as of yet..)

and here he is sitting on the table surrounded by styrofoam parts and other carvings in the works(there is actually dirt and grass in the pizza box...lol:

And here's the side:

And here's a close-up of the super cool grass and moss and stuff that is actually growing in his head.. btw, this stuff has been under glass for about a week now and it's still going strong!:

Thanks!  Q & C welcome Smiley
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011 06:22:18 PM »

this is cool! i love terrariums. i'm taking sculpture right now, doing plaster molds. i hate working with plaster, so bravo! very cool piece.

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011 07:19:23 PM »

So neat!! What a cool combination of nature + technology. Love the concept and your execution of it.

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What a piece of work is man!

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011 07:34:03 PM »

COOL! so mod!

« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2011 04:36:15 AM »

That is fabulous, I love the idea and you've made him so well. The contrast between the smooth body and the spiky grass is fab.

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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011 01:18:44 PM »

I would buy this!
I'm always on the lookout for awesome planters

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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011 09:38:39 AM »

I would buy this!
I'm always on the lookout for awesome planters

Thanks!  haha.. someone in my class said that I should make and sell these, so it's funny that you mentioned that!  He was far too much work to produce for sale, but I'm glad that people enjoy him Smiley
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2011 10:56:32 PM »

Awesome design!
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2011 09:54:57 AM »

thats so awesome! i love plaster but the only thing i could ever think to make was masks. this is really a cool idea

I paint these little pictures with a temporary poison. each one just like the other. i wonder why i even bother.
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