"Baby Superman" was inspired by the idea of recreating the pod that Superman travels to Earth in as a baby fleeing his home planet. "Baby Zod", companion piece, ponders a similar journey for General Zod, with varying influences. These two pieces create a Light vs Dark scenario. Part of the challenge was utilizing found and recycled materials.
"Baby Superman", alt title "Super Baby Man", companion piece to "Baby Zod"
Dimensions: 14" x 11" x 3" Mixed Media
Basic structure Masonite box - abandoned project of artist I share studio with (aka husband)
Found, recycled, gifted and yard sale Materials:
Foil: recycled from foil leggings I wore to keep my cat, Peanut Butter, from biting my ankles
Padding in corners, under foil, paper towels from painting project
Used Holographic wrapping paper saved for appropriate project
Baby Jesus - sidewalk sale at sewing factory, downtown Los Angeles
Crystals - from chandeliers salvaged from Santa Monica Pussycat Theater when it sold
Bow - from Christmas
Bicycle reflector - not sure
Stars, faux gems, sequins from my framing supplies
Exterior of box - keys and hardware saved over the years
Non recycled materials:
Liquitex Gloss Medium
Elmer's Wood Glue Max
Quick Dry Tacky Glue
Nova Color Texture Paste
I create surreal, figurative, narrative paintings inspired by dreams, visions, symbology & pop culture.