Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Modern Molluscs: Creatures in Progress 1

Creatures have been multiplying in my studio. When I took this photo last week, they were mostly monochrome in crystacal lamina, fibreglass tissue, concrete and steel. These marine fantasies are sometimes anthropomorphic; a blobfish/ grumpy man (top-right), an anemone/ concrete decapitated head with steel squirting from the neck (bottom-right), a flatfish/ woman wearing flowing Islamic dress (bottom-left), a spider-crab/ baby in a walker (middle). All these forms will have brightly coloured surfaces, like Ravin'n'Railin (Mollusc Escaping Shell):

Today's marine inspirations include: "Dangerous when Wet" (1953) a film starring Esther Williams with an animated sequence with Tom and Jerry (see, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne and also the 1954 Disney film version, and vampire squids.

Here are some images relating to the creatures-in-progress:

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