Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Sunglasses Bird

I bought these great glasses super cheap the other day. I didn't know what I was going to do with them until I took them apart, then this creature seemed like the natural thing to make.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Transplants



Hair is a funny.

It's one of those things that we have many different strong feelings about, depending on where we find it.
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And to those with who have kids, or know kids 9 to 18 in Indianapolis- remember that I'm doing an activity this Saturday, November 29th. It will be at the FANTASTIC Indianapolis Municipal Public Library downtown. Info here. I think it will be fun.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Four Forked Feline



I thought I'd post something that I made the other day. I could imagine Bent Objects Widgets being deleted from personal pages around the world, so that their owners wouldn't have to see my last post 24/7!

Anyway, I was looking for something to incorporate this plastic cutlery into, and decided that this was the best use of it. The forks are leftover from last years S.O.S.A.D. event (a day for enjoying only strangely orange food). It hangs from fishing line.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ringworm



More flesh colored fimo clay. Taking a break from wire for a day or two.

Edit- Sept 13, 2011- Lots of people are visiting this post lately and I'd love to know why. Can you tell me? My email.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Some fun links, and a notice for kids in Indianapolis.

Yeah, yeah, I know. You come here for the funny haha's and bent wire stuff. I've got a good idea for a piece, but it's more of a "yeah, this must mean something profound" instead of a "I wish I had a poster of this for my dorm room" kind of thing I'm afraid. Sorry! But I don't feel like being up til one a.m. making it and posting it though, so this other stuff will have to do.

First some great links (if I do say so myself).

#1. Tilt shift photography meets stop motion film making - A short, well worth watching video about it.

#2. An artist who I just found out about, but he's been doing great things since the early nineties. I'm just out of the loop, I guess. His name? David Shrigley. His photos, his sculptures, and his animations.

#3. A portrait blog of people's portraits. Color portraits of fashionable hairstyles just don't age well. Send your 20 year old portrait in for people to comment on. Go ahead, I dare you.

For those of you who live in Indianapolis or it's suburbs (I know there are a few of you out there, although I think I have more visitors from the Singapore than within my own metropolitan area), I'm going to the Indianapolis Public Library to hear Tyler Green give a talk Thursday evening (Nov. 13, 08). Information about what he's speaking on is here.

Also, if you're still reading this- I'll be speaking to, and working with children at the big beautiful library November 29th at 2 p.m. If you're interested, you may want to register your child (9-18 years old) ahead of time. Info is here! Space is limited.

If you do live in the Indy area and haven't visited the new downtown Public Library, then let me tell you, you're really missing a beautiful place. It's a wonderful piece of architecture that our tax dollars built that ordinary people like us can actually enter for free! (unlike a certain gigantic football stadium that I can't afford tickets to set foot in).

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Soup Timer

It's kind of a functional caricature.




This piece, called Soup Timer is designed so that the moment you feel the world's attention is focused on you and only you, you can set the timer so that you'll know when your time is up. It's embarrassing to keep acting like a somebody, when you're quite clearly not anyone of importance at all.

It's a piece of functional art that I've recently started making now and then (it's in my Etsy shop). And thanks to those who have purchased something recently, it's much appreciated, and I'm trying to put a new thing or two in there when I get a chance.

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I had hoped to make a Hansel and Gretel themed image to post along with this link. For those in the Indianapolis area, check it out. I've previewed it already, and there are some wonderful pieces there by all of your favorite New Yorker Magazine artists! Very kid friendly also.

Maybe I'll get an idea over the weekend to post here at Bent Objects, but no promises!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Mr. Mustache Comb Guy

When we took our little four day getaway in Kentucky a few weeks ago, my wife and daughter forgot their hairbrushes (I don't have much need for them nowadays). The front desk of the hotel was nice enough to give them a couple of these pocket combs, which was one more than they really needed, I thought.

I sat down on the hotel bed and doodled this guy one evening after we took a tour through Mammoth Cave. He kind of reminds me of 1977.

He's on his way to L.A. now after being purchased from my Etsy Shop. I've got a couple of new things there, and hope to add some more, but I'm notoriously slow in that department. I rarely repeat myself, which has hampered my ability to have much in there. Almost every single one is an improvisation on each bend of the wire, and the concept behind it.








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My fellow Americans, Let's all get out there and vote! No matter which candidate that you think is best for our futures, we all are in this together, and I hope that we can soon close some of the rifts between us that have been created by this whole process.