THE $TATUS FACTION

“Screen Fiends” Installation

We have so much to share it’s kind of overwhelming!   One of the most successful parts of the exhibit was our installation.  We actually made 2.  Originally intending on doing a painting in the gallery or perhaps several wheatpastes, this idea was dropped when we realized our unlimited available resources.  Ideas started flowing fast and we dropped the common practice of a time-consuming and temporary indoor painting installation and replaced it with sculpture.  We’d hate for you to think we limit ourselves to two-dimensions!

I’ll touch on the second (outdoor) installation later in the week, but heres the recap of our indoor sculpture.  The concept was to reverse the usual roles of over-eating.  Our interpretation on gluttony and obesity.

The monster is a refrigerator gulping down or swallowing a person.

Gluttony is not universally considered a sin; depending on the culture, it can be seen as either a vice or a sign of status. The relative affluence of the society can affect this view both ways. A wealthy group might take pride in the security of having enough food to eat to show it off, but it could also result in a moral backlash when confronted with the reality of those less fortunate.

Do your own artistic interpretation on the sculpture- it’s more fun than reading an artists’ statement!

Heres the pics from conception to creation:

1. Started with a regular stolen refrigerator.

Step 1. Steal a refriderator.

Step 1. Steal a refriderator.

2. Sketched a scary face

Fridge monster sketch

Fridge monster sketch

3. We sawed out the monster mouth

sawing our the monster's teeth

sawing our the monster's teeth

4. Finished up cutting all that steel.

Fridge with sketch and mouth cut out

Fridge with sketch and mouth cut out

5. The we started painting the face in full color.

face-painting on the monster fridge

face-painting on the monster fridge

6. Finishing up the gore, blood, stitches and details.

Almost finished painting the monster

Almost finished painting the monster

7. Find our favorite grandma and feed her to your new friend.

Add a victim to the installation

Add a victim to the installation

8. The finished sculpture inside the gallery.

"Screen Fiends" Indoor sculpture installation

"Screen Fiends" Indoor sculpture installation

This thing came out sick!

It kind of stole some attention from the PRINTMAKING exhibit we came out to display, but it was way more dynamic than painting on the gallery walls.  Over all we’re satisfied with the construction and turn out of the final piece.

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2 responses

  1. Paradise

    That granny-eating fridge w/pink Crocs rocks! Funniest thing I have seen and so-o-o-o smart in a gallery! WANT MORE!!

    September 20, 2009 at 1:01 pm

  2. Pingback: 7 DEADLY $INS (2 of 7) – “GLUTTONY” «

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