I finished this piece a few weeks ago but forgot to post about it! D’oh!
So after I finished The Hand, I didn’t really want to jump right into another month long project. I wanted to make some faster things so I could mess around and experiment a bit. This money bag was the end result.
My idea for this piece was to take an object from a videogame and to make it almost real. To take a 2-D item and make it not 3-D but…2.5D. I was going to try to replicate this fantasy item in a semi-real manner that still pointed to the digital realm from whence it came as much as the art materials used to make it.
For the most part, mission accomplished.
Step 1: Appropriate an image, cut, paste, color correct, and print.
Step 2:Cut out the silhouette of the bag in plywood then stretch canvas over it and stuff it with paper. Prime the canvas so its rigid and it won’t move.
Step 3:Stretch another layer of canvas over the whole thing. Hang it in front of a digital projector and project your image on there. Paint the image. (Cigarette box for scale.)
Step 4: Paint the pixels again to make them more opaque and to change the color. (Film canister for scale.)
Step 6:Make the “money bag tie” separately, paint it then wrap it around the rest of the piece.
Step 7:Hang it on the wall because thats where wall sculptures go.
This entry was published on November 27, 2013 at 1:01 pm. It’s filed under Images
and tagged acrylic
, James MacFie
, mason gross
, pixel art
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