Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Red Light!

 
The theme for the second piece of art I'm entering in the Whittier show is 'Red Light'
 
I have long wanted to make a cyborg/steampunk kitty and last night I had an ephiphany!
 
I went to my bike & took one of my blinky reflectors off and smashed the bejjesus outta it
(the reflector part, not the LED part)
 
And I had this old watch my mum gave me when I was... well, best not go there. 
I had taken the watch apart and was initially only going to put a red bead under the crystal but then
I thought, I want to make it light up! 
 
I could actually fit the battery part under the Top Hat (naturally) there could be  flower or somesuch that could simply be pressed.  There are actually three settings to the LED I have.  Blinky is very fun but I like the solid red 'On'. 
 
Next I needed to be able to occlude the LED parts.  So another AHA! moment (nad more smashing) and I had it.  I just put part of the yellow reflector cut to size inside the crystal.  Then needed to add the pupil.  Sharpie was too transparent so I just grabbed a larger round sequin (black with rainbow stars on it) cut down.  PERFECT! 
 
Without light on
 
*cue maniacal laughter* 
With light on

SO cool!
I'm so excited I can't wait to start putting this altogether tonight!
 
 
Here's my little cyborg so far.
 

 
The part where the gears are on the body will be a different material underneath.




 
Giddy Sewing!
 






4 comments:

  1. Very cool and innovative, I love steam punk!

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  2. Wow, what a novel idea! I am working on my "Red Light" piece, too. It is completely different from yours. :-)

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  3. Way Cool...just like you! Love to see you spreading your wings and flying into new territory!

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  4. Stacy, this is so cool! I've been wanting to make steampunk kitty sculptures out of found objects (read: junk) I've been keeping for that purpose--way back in college that was my MO, then I discovered drawing. Your kitty is really inspiring!

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