I have a fair number of very interesting mold making projects on the go right now as I’ve just gotten my hands on a pile of new polymers, but in the mean time let me share with you how my bordering on obsessive-compulsive self-portrait is going. I spent yesterday and this morning screwing in about five hundred brass wood screws (the parts cost on this project is higher than I’d anticipated) and following that up with about a thousand nails — I’m estimating that there are about eight thousand in the entire project. I’m very happy with how it’s turning out and the effort is definitely worth it. I’d love to do a piece like this on commission and I may try and pitch a hardware store chain on doing it as an advertisement. I am not too proud to take corporate sponsorship and am happy to have Rona or Home Depot be my Medici family.
On one hand the whole thing is a little mind numbing but at the same time it has a certain zen relaxation to it as well that I appreciate and take my mind off the pain.