Posted on 01/18/2008

Photo taken on March 21, 2002

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It's What's for Dinner

It's What's for Dinner

This was a work in progress, which I unfortunately neglected to photograph when complete. It's a chunk of Great Stuff insulating foam, sprayed in coils on a painter's dropcloth, and split while the foam was still rising with a piece of fishing line to form two lobes.

The first attempt at painting it didn't quite take (as seen here, following a bath of ammonia to strip the shellac undercoat). But the second attempt was truly breathtaking -- a faintly greenish-gray undertone, with traces of arterial red and venous blue in the crenellations applied between several layers of clear shellac and finally overlaid with clear shellac mixed with a tiny amount of irridescent acrylic base. Glistening and not a little gruesome.

It was a performance prop for a friend's kid. The completed item was mounted under a plastic display dome, with a number of wire "probes" attached to the crenellations, to form a "control unit".

Regrettably, it was most likely destroyed in Katrina. Until I stumbled across this picture today, I hadn't thought to ask about it's status.