Monday, June 27, 2011

Mad Eye Moody- HARRY POTTER TRIBUTE EXHIBITION

The show is at Gallery Nucleus on July 9th 2011. Mad Eye is going for $600.

I made a paper version of "Mad Eye Moody"--the character that actor Brendan Gleeson plays in the Harry Potter films. He has such an interesting face, and I liked the idea of creating a scruffy character.



A little optical trick.

Reference and inspiration material.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

PAPER CRAFT 2

The German publisher Gestalten released their second "Paper Craft" book in March 2011. I'm a big fan of the first book so it was wonderful to be asked to submit images for their second book.

Gestalten did a wonderful job finding a wide variety of artist currently using paper as an artistic medium. It is very inspirational to see the variety styles and techniques being used around the world. I'm going to go through the book and post some of the paper art that I'm most excited about. And by "most excited" I mean "I wish I made this and I'm jealous that I didn't" :)


They included my images in the"Reality Reimagined" chapter.

This book can be purchased from Amazon

Friday, June 10, 2011

Cinderella's Fairy Tale Hall -Tokyo Disneyland

This piece is part of the newly opened "Cinderella's Fairy Tale Hall". It is a walk through exhibit inside the castle at the Tokyo park.

I was commissioned by the Imagineering division to create a paper sculpture diorama from the Cinderella tale. They specifically assigned me the moment when the prince sees Cinderella for the first time as she arrives to the grand ball.


The interior case measures approximately 30 inch tall, 22 inches across, and 14 inches deep.


The color scheme for the ballroom is taken from the movie...PINK PINK PINK in all of it's various tints, shades, and tones. Having a predominantly warm color worked out well. Cinderella is the only one in a cool blue tone. The other ballroom ladies are in warm monochromatic colors so they blended into the background and are secondary in importance.


The various dress designs on the ladies are inspired by drawings of old Victorian fashions.



This is a picture of the portion of the walk through with the various diorama scenes from the film. Each scene was created in a different medium by a different artist--wood, metal, glass, acrylic, porcelain, and paper. It was a really challenging and fun project to work on. I hope to see it in person at the park one day.