When I was lean and mean, Michael Mann tested his new design department on the film “Heat” by informing them that he needed a lifesize replica of Michelangelo’s Pieta for the opening scene of the film which was shooting in 12 days. They called me. I sculpted it in 4 days and delivered it in 10 from the day I got the call.
I was the lead sculptor for this project for Warner Bros at Greniger Studios in L.A. for these massive overscale Bugs and Daffy characters carved in High Density urethane foam then cast in fiberglass.
Another rejected proposal for this year, a record for me. This was proposed as a design for the Wesleyan College Artist residency. This is an idea I have had for a while now. It re=emerged from recent conversations with creative partner Kista Cook. I thought this out carefully and figured it would be a shoe-in for the women’s college at Wesleyan in Georgia. But in the end, the proposal was rejected for reasons unknown and understated in the form letter I received from the college selection committee. I still think it’s worth building. If you have any ideas for placement, let me know.
I made 2 patterns for this piece: the heart pictured here and another one in the form of a penis. The projectile was cast in silver by a local jeweler, the casing is brass .44 caliber with gunpowder and primer. So it could actually function as live ammo.
I wanted to make a powerful piece that was very small.
It’s been rejected from entry in 3 open submission shows. So I believe I have succeeded.