Saturday, September 22, 2012

I Agore You, Wolfie

Last September I attended the opening show of Toy Art Gallery's new location on Melrose. Before that, I had been to a couple shops in Hawaii that catered to the toy art world, but none of them compared to this place. It was exciting and beautiful and I was so grateful for its existence. During my year in Los Angeles, I have been so thankful and honored to not only have my pieces sold in TAG, but to also have the opportunity to work there. It has been an amazing and educational experience!

I was invited to be in the anniversary show, and I couldn't have been more nervous. My work was going to be surrounded by all these wonderful established artists, and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I had to make sure what I produced was the best I had done. I wanted to utilize every technique I had learned over the years, from color changing, to brushing, as well as, incorporate concepts, like evolving my I Agore You line.

It took me well over fifteen hours, but, I absolutely fell in love with my piece, even though my hand nearly broke from having to brush him out so much:


At first, Wolfie was going to sit alone, but I imagined myself as him, and what I would do in his situation. Although it is a very depressing physical state, I would try to enjoy the bit of life I had left. So, although it completely changes the presentation of solo-Wolfie, I included a drink accessory for him to relax with.





I really wanted to have a mini stop animation of him, and luckily, JSalvador had time to help me film one. Here's Wolfie on his last whim, enjoying a chill beverage in a rather somber setting (I made sure it was a twist-off cap so it wouldn't necessarily promote alcohol):

 

And yes, I really do love howling.

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