Friday, December 24, 2010

Over the years at every Christmas iv made and given away my version of xmas cards. These depicted 'santa' being killed by his 'elves'.
The image is scene involving the aftermarth or point of death. Taking out certain people and increasing or decreasing the size and then colouring the clothes to look like Santa or the elves.
I used to change them each year, add new ones, try new things.

This year i went down a different track, i made a video and took the last scene out of it and will put the youtube address on it so it now becomes a multimedia event.

I made a little video of Whack-a-seal and loaded it up onto to utube and got the following comment.
LOL i love your art, you are awesome :3 i'm 13 years old, i'm from Mexico and you are my HERO :D
I was a little stunned but highly amused by this, he and another bloke have left some comments on the other vids that iv uploaded. Iv also noticed that i have one follower on my blog.

Thank you very much.
It's a hard road doing art that fucks people off, but for every nice comment (and a few of the not-so-nice ones) it just makes me want to battle on, regardless.
For 2011, iv got some goals set for myself, so things are gonna get interesting.

Friday, December 17, 2010

This is one of the latest projects, the Saddam hanging.
It will work by having the 'trap-door- operated by pulling a rod that holds it in place.
I was gonna use a hinge and small latch, but opted for this simple version, its a bit tackier, but i think it will pretty much do the same thing. Iv had the doll balance on it so i know it won't fall off. The noose will be at the top, i did have it underneath the frame, but it was too close to the actual doll and when iv covered that up it will be slightly bigger in size. The figures on the either side will be painted on the canvas giving the it the look of the whole scene.

Plans were drawn up for a second Carla Nash piece that would involve her lying on the ground with the chimp on top bashing and/or eating her face, this would have represented the scene as the police turned up. It's struck a slight problem in the the way it would move.
The cams i make only go up and down, and would have wanted the arms/head to go back on a angle so for the mean time its staying in the 'diary'.

Funny little story.
I was in town the other weekend and we went into a '80s themed bar, i looked out of place as i usually do with my chunky nose ring and glazed over eyes. While standing at the bar thinking how silly the whole place was with the bouncers casually looking at me, a woman came up to me and said-
"Excuse me, thats a big ring thru ur nose, did that hurt? that must have been stretched up?"
"Ahhh...yeah" i muttered with a big grin.
"...but iv got something that will absolutley stun you, and you'll want to tell everyone you know."
"Yeah..." she said intrigued. "Im here on a work do"
"Mate, doesn't matter" I smiled.
"Iv had both my nipples cut off and re-stitched onto my chest" Her jaw dropped.
I wasn't gonna lift my shirt in the middle of a crowed bar so i pulled it down far enuff that she could see and knew.
Its funny when people hear and see this for the first time, and it never gets old.
She was STUNNED.
Then two of her works mates came up to the bar,
"This guys got no nipples."
I pulled down my shirt and showed them but it didn't really sink in so they were just stunned and kinda lost.
The woman was in awe of me, gave me a 'high five' thanked me very much and then i left the bar and them to mull over what had just happened.

The 'chechclear' video continues to tick over
6,788 views so far.
The Christine Chubbuck one is proving popular to, im assuming this is due to everyone thinking "oh ill look it up on youtube and see if i can find the original video" That wont happen due to it being never released and no copys made. These and other videos can be viewed in the list on the right.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Continuing on with the 3 hammer guys.
The seal auction on Trade Me is still going with 36 views and one 'watcher', got one comment from 'hayley' in Auckland.
"You sad bastard...................."
"Lol" was my reply.
There is a statement on the auction saying it should be viewed as satire. (sigh)
Youtube video of the making and working of the 3 guys dolls

Friday, December 3, 2010

This piece is based on a experiment done in the 1940s by the Russians in which the reanimated a dead dogs head, so inspired was i by this piece of science i decided to made my own.
'Re-animated dead cat head'
Youtube video of the making and then the piece actually working.
The piece has been listed on Trade Me, so it will be interesting to see how long it lasts.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Dnepropetrovsk maniacs.
Based the video known as '3 guys 1 hammer' in which a pair of naughty little boys film themselves killing a guy by bashing his face in with a hammer, the cameraman then rams a screwdriver into his head after filming his bleeding face close up, the original kid then gives the victim a final couple of blows to the head before they leave.
Finished video here, Three guys, one afternoon.