Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Making a Holly wood Movie




Icebreaker
25 pounds of sugar cooked at varying temperatures. It's basically made out of candy, salt, egg whites, corn syrup, cream of tartar, powdered sugar, blue food coloring, india ink & flour.Three days of cooking, and two weeks of building.  



Everything We Ever Were

It took two months to store up enough fireplace ash to create this lunar landscape. The darker rocks are made of mixed tilegrout, flag crumpled paper and wire. The Earth is a video stilllprojected onto the wall. Inspired by the Apollo 11 mission.



Tornado is made of steel wool, cotton, ground parsley and moss.





Paprika Mars
 Made out of 12 pounds paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili powder and charcoal.
 Breaking Point

Volcano made out of tile grout, cotton, phosphorous ink. This model volcano was illuminated from within by 6-60 watt light bulbs.





Salt Water Falls

Model made out of glass, plexiglass, tile grout, moss, twigs, salt, painted canvas & dry ice. The waterfall was created from a time exposure of falling table salt.




 Fields, After the Storm

This model is simply made out of faux fur(fields), cotton (clouds) and sifted tile grout(mountains). The perspective is forced as in all of my images, and the lighting effect was created by simply shifting the white balance.





Aurora Borealis

This one was made by photographing a beam of colored light against a black curtain to achieve the edge effect. The trees were composited from life ( so far the only real life element in any of these images) The stars are simply strobe light through holes in cork board.

 


Waterglass Mountains


This one is a mixture of many different materials, tile grout, moss, bottle brushes (pine trees) Actual clippings from ground cover and was built on top of standard outdoor patio table (water glass). The sky is canvas painted blue. Coloring was again achieved by shifting white balance.





Planet

This was another experimental view of Mars. The materials are paprika, cinnamon and chili powder (planet) and coffee and sugar (starfield) were sifted over the floor of my studio. The planet was photographed from 12 feet in the air. Although it looked cool, I abandoned this flat method of modeling because in the end I felt it too illustrative next to all the other landscapes.








The Beginning

Ground made of parsley bush clippings and moss (trees) Tile grout (mountains) & cotton for clouds in the distance. Dry ice was used for the atmospheric perspective.