Friday, February 02, 2007
Plum Root Crazy
I dun gone plum rut' crazy, folks! I couldn't hep myself and started adding even more foam root structure to the tree today. It needed some root augmentation after all the expansion in the canopy. I also jerry-built the sole indoor branch with a nail and hole rig so that I can remove it when I'm working on the interior. Plug n' play. I also added more crumpled newspaper to spots on the upper branches, shaping as I went, and fixed a few more metal mesh roots to the indoor and opposite outdoor wall. All of the above will be covered in a coat of strong brown kraft paper, or two, and be very strong and solid.
I have to say, I really enjoy sculpting giant trees out of mesh, newspaper and masking tape. Who knew?!
The other thing I learned today was that taking photos all around the set to document the process had an added benefit of revealing things that need improving that I don't "see" or notice in person. Something else to keep in mind to do, on purpose, with projects.
Two New Art Quotes Today:
"Most people don't recognize opportunity when it comes, because it's usually dressed in overalls and looks a lot like work." --Thomas Edison
"Art should make you interested in life, not in art." --Michael Winter