He Not Busy Living Is Busy Dying [x-posted from six06.com]

i love that quote. i loved it so much, i used it for this piece.

i was frustrated going through my stuff trying to find just the right words in just the right font. when i was beyond frustrated, i popped open photoshop and did this my damned self.

this shrine was something that first started out as a paper box. when i was beating myself up with "what now", i put it aside and did other things. eventually i came back to it, worked on it until an general idea began to form, then did everything in my power to make that vision true. it's 99.9% true. [here are photos from my progression of this piece].

this was heavily inspired by demeng's work, after reading the entire book ... twice. :P i must say, it helped quite a bit. especially in how i think of things or see things. and i seem to be grasping the color theory better than before.

He Not Busy Being Born Is Busy Dying

He Not Busy Being Born Is Busy Dying

for more detailed photos, go here.

construction of the piece:
  • doll hand
  • toothpicks
  • discarded clock base
  • cardboard box
  • cardstock
  • copper wire from discarded clock
  • celia cruz's eye
  • paper
  • cardboard
  • beads
  • acrylic paint
  • metallic paint
  • clock hand
  • brass hinge
  • styrofoam plate
  • modelling compound
  • liquid nails
  • glue
  • e-6000 glue
  • screws
  • wooden bits
  • brass tacks
  • silver studs
  • nickel plated washers with teeth
  • insulation foam
  • rusty washer
  • 3 topaz colored gems

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