Monday, August 23, 2010

Some Assembly Required

As I was sketching the Creature Soon To Be Known As Goodly, I realized his slinky figure wouldn't fit comfortably on any of the standard canvas sizes. At first I was thinking I'd stretch my own in a taller format, but then as his arms began to grow, I realized that wouldn't quite work either. Then it dawned on me that I could make a sort of patchwork of small canvases. I was quite tickled with this notion since it seemed to fit the patchwork mode of his genetic bits & pieces, & also it was something I've never done before, which always makes me happy.

In the sketch you can see me brainstorming ideas for joining the elements, including a hinged version, which I decided wouldn't quite work for this project, but I'm definitely going to try it someday! In the end though I decided to join it with corner braces, as you can see here. Once it is permanently assembled, I may reinforce it with a wooden brace as well if needed, but this does the basic job.

More on this project soon!

Please click the image for details. To see all the posts in this process, please click the "Goodly Creature" label below.


Andrew Finnie said...

Hey glad I found your new blog. Looking forward to it.

Roberta said...

So very cool!! I'll be back and back!!