Studio

Prepping to cast face

Prepping to cast face

Before casting my face to make the male version in "Divided from Self (2009), I mark out areas in which to place 'lifters', so as to pronounce physiologically "male" characteristics in my face.

Magnetic Brew

Magnetic Brew

I attempt to brew my own ferrofluid.

Magnetic Brew

Magnetic Brew

Further attempts to brew ferrofluid. See (Non)Interference Patterns under installation, to find out how real ferrofluid (eventually purchased from an educational company) works.

Bottle Flesh

Bottle Flesh

Hundreds of plastic bottles recycled from previous years' sculptures flesh out the body of our 10 foot spider.

A gritty, messy clump of possibility

A gritty, messy clump of possibility

If I were a spider...

If I were a spider...

...where would my legs go?

Sewing up the garbage bag skin.

Sewing up the garbage bag skin.

Wiry One

Wiry One

A wee maquette for a massive arachnid

Some legs, but not all.

Some legs, but not all.

Translucent to Opaque

Translucent to Opaque

Waxing my mold

Waxing my mold

Filming in a Cemetary is Scary...

Filming in a Cemetary is Scary...

Imagining a Gorium

Imagining a Gorium

I sacrifice my exercise ball and a lot of copies of free Ottawa publications to begin a mold for the Imaginagorium.