Friday, May 12, 2006
Guest of Honor
Lookie who jumped in a box and traveled all the way here... It's Sven Bonnichsen's first-made ball/joint armature!!
Yes, unbelievable kindness comes to the interweb and reader/blogger Sven (http://scarletstarstudios.com/blog/) took pity on my dearth of grown-up frameworks and wanted to help a brotha' out.
I feel honored that he would trust me, essentially a stranger, with such a precious, valuable creation for a visit. (And I really knew that I was dealing with an immensely caring person when I opened up the packaging to find a pair of neoprene gloves to protect me from exposure to the lead solder that's used in it's making.)
I gleefully moved all the joints around and was chilled by the life-like movement. How human the assemblage of metal findings are. It fooled my primal mind with its illusion of life. It felt luxurious, like driving a Rolls Royce, such smooth and precise handling metal.
Look for a wee (mind blowing?) clip of him tomorrow. Thank you, Sven, for letting me test drive this baby of yours!
It beHooves (heh) me to also keep working on my foamy Rana finishing too.