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Alternative Medium Art by Lincøln

January 10th, 2008 9:58 PM / Location: 34.251170,-118.3570

INSTRUCTIONS: Create a Work Of Art using an Alternative, Infrequently Used Medium.

I have discovered a new medium of art. I stumbled upon it accidentally really. I wanted to build a bust of Sir Francis Bacon, and I wanted it to be transparent. So I thought up ways to do that. I thought of things that were transparent that I could sculpt with, obviously I first thought of ice, and then of silicone caulk, and then hot glue, I rejected ice because of the expense and other time restraints, I rejected caulk and hot glue because I'd need way way too much. But then I saw my Scotch tape sitting on my shelf and as anybody knows, once you fold it, it becomes ten times more rigid. But Scotch tape isn't really clear, but packing tape is. OK. Packing tape. How to sculpt it though? I tried a few failed attempts at just bending and taping, but it was way to unpredictable. Then I thought of the idea of casting. Which turned out to work really well. So with my new sculpting media discovered, I made another sculpture with it. And the Bacon and Bex sculptures were really just warm ups to see if I could viably make a full sized statue, which it turns out I could in fact. I actually signed up for Future Hero! awhile ago with the intention of making me out of paper mâché. But once I figured out how to do it with tape, I figured there was no other way to do it. Which was good, because those first two tasks helped me learn how to use my new medium. And then, because I thought it would be fun, I made one more, not specifically for JTony necessarily, but because I thought it would be cool. I made a sculpture out of my strong guy seen here.

So there is my new media and how I came to come by it.

If you want to see how I made these works of art, I explain all right here.

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My medium

My medium

Sir Francis Bacon

Sir Francis Bacon

My Bex portrait.

My Bex portrait.

Senator Lincoln: Future Hero!

Senator Lincoln: Future Hero!

One more.

One more.

He's a strong guy. I made this one for fun, not necessarily for JTony.

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posted by JTony Loves Brains on January 11th, 2008 12:05 PM

Ya put one more (small) sculpture up there that's unique to this task, and ya got tripple votes from me (well, if I could do tripple votes).

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posted by Lincøln on January 11th, 2008 12:09 PM

I will make many more works of art using this medium, but I don't see how that's relevant to the task. I created three unique Works Of Art using an Alternative, Infrequently Used Medium. Three's not enough?

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posted by JTony Loves Brains on January 11th, 2008 12:19 PM

Oh, three's enough...
except, to me, the task calls for one to be made uniquely for it. Although the 3 you made are really still only hours prior, they are in a way still prior completions, and were made with other criterion in mind (the criteria here being to simply explore the new medium).
I'm just a stickler for individuating tasks. Co-completions are well within the rules, and I'd never, ever, ever, ever flag someone for it, but I think each task deserves its own unique completion. I'm sure there are places where I'd make an exception (your completion for Document a Construction, for instance, would probably fall as a special case in my book) but overall I value the unique aspects of the completions and that's where I place my votes.

Not really a criticism of you or the task/completion so much as a statement of how I vote.

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posted by Lincøln on January 11th, 2008 12:26 PM

How do you explain sir, a vote for both this and this?

I'm just messing with you. I get your point. And I'm not tasking for points, your comments mean more to me than votes.

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posted by Tøm on January 11th, 2008 12:31 PM

I applaud tape statues, and the Interrex!

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posted by JTony Loves Brains on January 11th, 2008 12:32 PM

If you hadn't noticed, that Bex girl is hot... expecially in the hero outfit... I can't promise I won't vote for everything she does if she does it wearing the costume... heh

And I haven't said enough how much I do love these sculptures... I hope your use of cello/acetate products increases and prospers greatly, because they are beautiful (and not just the Bex one... though we could always use more of those)!

You are truly the Interrex!

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posted by Lincøln on January 11th, 2008 12:33 PM

Thanks Tom. One of these days I will make it over there to Great Yarmouth and we will task like there is no tomorrow my friend.

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posted by Tøm on January 11th, 2008 12:34 PM

There is no day after tomorrow for Interregnum, nicely won.

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posted by rongo rongo on January 12th, 2008 7:17 AM

I like the light through the sculpture. These things call for some colored LEDs inside too. Maybe the person who took your statue has installed it in their house with extra lighting.

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posted by Lincøln on January 19th, 2008 2:18 PM

OK, JTony, you win. I made one more just for this task and for nothing but this task.

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posted by JJason Recognition on January 19th, 2008 4:42 PM

Lincoln, you are a science genius man


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posted by Lincøln on January 19th, 2008 5:03 PM


Soon we will have an army of invisible warriors.

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posted by JTony Loves Brains on January 19th, 2008 5:40 PM

Yay!!! Vote!!! Vote!!! Vote!!!
(and he's particularly cool!)

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posted by Dax Tran-Caffee on March 7th, 2008 8:27 PM

I just wanted to throw a link out for Mark Jenkins, who has done some wildly incredible things using this very method of tape casting. There is no end to what you can do with this simple casting technique!

And, of course, endless respect for Lincoln, the only person brilliant enough to even attempt a full-body caste without an assistant.

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posted by Lincøln on March 7th, 2008 8:39 PM

Mark Jenkins totally Shplanked it.

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posted by anna one on March 8th, 2008 1:03 AM

Wow-thanks for posting that- those are amazing!