|I'm not really sure how to put this nicely. This
sculpture stemmed from my disgust of everything christmas.
From the decorations that go up in the stores in August, to the
stupid TV specials and red and dark green m & m's with bells
on them. I was inspired by a drive up rt.22a when I spied
a virgin mary in a bathtub sticking out of the ground.
Muses work in strange ways.
|Originally, while sticking with the theme of
tragedy in different communities of the world- the sculpture was
going to be a garden gnome funeral. However, the ground
was already frozen, covered in 3 feet of snow, and wouldn't be soft enough to dig for at
least 6 months. My deadline was only a few weeks
|Do you have any idea how fucking difficult it is to find lawn
gnomes and pink flamingoes in northern Vermont in
December? It's incredibly difficult. And don't try
calling around to different stores, because they'll just hang up
here are some of the initial sketches--- click on the
thumbnails for a larger view!
|Pretty soon, the only thing I was missing was that cd where
dogs and cats bark holiday songs! And my friends and
I tried so hard to find it! No luck! Napster
SHMapster. However, I was able to find some stuffed animal
lambs that Baa'd when you squeezed them. Oh, how they
echoed through the hallowed halls.