Friday, November 01, 2013

Smile You Son of a Bitch — Jaws art tribute show

For the "Smile You Son of a Bitch" an art tribute to "Jaws" show put on by PangeaSeed, artist Craig Drake and Hero Complex Gallery — I decided to do something a little different from what I've normally been doing. 

I've been wanting to get back into sculpting and I recently got flooded with a ton of ideas I really wanted to execute. 

I thought this show would be a great chance to do a sculpture of Quint from "Jaws" showing off his manly strength crushing a beer can after chugging it down.

The piece, titled "Crush It!", is 9" tall by 7" wide. I was inspired to make Quint the way he might look in a Rankin/Bass stop-motion animated film, but with my own style applied to it.

I'll write up a post on how I made it in the near future.

Also, there will be a limited (edition of only 15!) 11" x 17" giclee print of my Quint sculpture depicting the scene from the movie, but in more of a stop-motion animated looking setting. The watermark is not on the actual print.

The show is 3 days only – Nov. 1 -3 with the opening Nov. 1, 7 p.m at Hero Complex Gallery in L.A. It's a special event with a $10 cover but all that goes towards PangeaSeed's conservation & education efforts. Also I'm donating a percentage of my commission fee from any of my sold pieces to PangeaSeed as well. 

Online sales will start sometime on Nov. 2.

There's over 90 artists participating as wells as prop replicas from Greg Nicotero and KNB for viewing. So if you're in L.A. this weekend, go check it out!