Money Bag

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 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 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 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.

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 6:Make the “money bag tie” separately, paint it then wrap it around the rest of the piece.

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Step 7:Hang it on the wall because thats where wall sculptures go.

Step 7:Hang it on the wall because thats where wall sculptures go.

 

 

 

 

 

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This entry was published on November 27, 2013 at 1:01 pm. It’s filed under Images, painting, sculpture and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Money Bag

  1. great piece, so money, much wall. i like the muted colors in step 3 a bit more. in the pictures with the cig bog and film canister i thought it said “for sale” which would have been some pretty good multitasking on your part.

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