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New Releases for DesignerCon 2015

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I’m returning to DesignerCon Booth 1033, shared jointly with my Co-Conspirator Deth Becomes You, and bringing with me lots of new artwork, prints, resin & custom toys.

I’ve sculpted new Sleepymouse brooches, which will be offered with pin backings or as necklace pendents. 10 hand-painted Sleepymouse brooches will be available at my booth 1033 along with some single colour resin versions.

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Of the 10 hand-painted brooches, some are painted with iridescent or metallic paints. Each piece is 1-of-a-kind, and will retail between $35 for brooches and $55 for pendents on handmade necklaces.

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Also debuting at DCon are my original sculpt 2.5″ NoDrama Llamas.  These resin cuties are fluffy and adorable, and ain’t got no time for drama! 1-of hand painted colorways will be available for $30ea, and single colour unpainted resin versions will be $18ea.

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I will have a very few hand-painted vinyl toys available at my DCon booth 1033. One painted Android Mini, titled “Ribbon Candy”, will be $85.

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Also at DCon will be a little collection of Five Nights At Freddy’s inspired Micro Munnyworld & 3″ Dunny. Foxy is a fond favourite 😉

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I will have a collection of small oil on wood panel original paintings on display and available at my DCon table. These will range in price from $300-450ea. Among them will be new pieces such as “Thread Puller” and “I Used To Be Funny”.

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Some fine art prints will be available, along with goodies like button sets and stickers. Stay tuned for news on collaborative releases together with my co-conspirator, Deth Becomes You, debuting at DCon 2015!

Come visit my booth 1033, and if you can’t make it to the show, stay tuned for the launch of my new eStore after DesignerCon. Thanks for looking!

Nightmare In Wonderland Exhibition

 

 

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Curator Ixie Darkonn brings us Nightmare In Wonderland, a multi-part exhibition project project spanning 4 galleries in 3 countries. Nightmare in Wonderland pays silent tribute to one of the darkest filmmakers of our time. Project Part: 0 opens at Rotofugi Gallery February the 13th, themed as The Colorless Exhibition.

Nightmare In Wonderland is a tribute exhibition interpreting the characters and world of Tim Burton. Being a Silent Tribute, Burton is unnamed in exhibition promotion, but I’d like to share my thoughts on this very special project I’m contributing to creatively, and as Project Assistant.

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Tim Burton has been an influential creative figure to me  since I could push my own VHS tapes in and press Play. Not surprisingly, many others feel similarly! I teamed up collaboratively with undead sculptor Deth Becomes You to develop and fabricate a dynamic reinterpretation of one of our favourite, and one of Burton’s most iconic characters, Jack Skellington.

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Jack is known in death as Jack Skellington, or The Pumpkin King- the king of Halloween! But what was he like in life? Deth took up the challenge of fleshing out those old bones. The original sculpt incorporates visual ties to Jack’s later form; a wide notched skeletal grin, scalp burned smooth in a fire, and segmented neck represented through scar tissues. Jack is expressive, and Deth’s sculpt depicts a visage whose expression changes with the light and angle- from one of curious intrigue, to sinister delight.

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Deth has cast a bust of Jack in Latex, both for logistical purposes and to give the surface I would paint a realistic texture and appearance. We moved the depiction towards realism; Deth fabricated a canvas coat, and little baby bat friend for Jack in lieu of his necktie. We think, in life, Jack’s overbearing appearance belied a real soft spot for smaller creatures.

Materially, Latex is a really different ballgame.

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Painting latex posed brand new material challenges for me, in addition to keeping with the monochrome exhibition theme. In our piece, Jack is pallid and ghoulish, despite what must have been an otherwise very colourful life! Every scar tells a story, which we’re still unraveling. Deth’s sculpting continually blows me away, and his material tutelage has been invaluable. I’m definitely up for painting more latex!

The final piece is titled “A Sublime Trauma Of An Improbable Dreamer”, and stands around 12″ tall. This piece will be on display and available through Rotofugi Gallery February 13th, with preview list signups here. Exhibition updates will be posted to social media under #NightmareInWonderland #IxieDarkonn and #DBYTZ , or rsvp to the Facebook page here. Thank you for your support!