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ROBOT : 4 IN 1...

sometimes things work out just the way they do...

ever since the end of september, i wanted to go back to where i started with the project for the book of death, with the lady and the fish, well, here she is and a little more:
emma, a soft doll i created a few years back, became the character for the robot, albeit deconstructed. what i did not intend were the 3 other faces: a look-alike of anubis, a jackal-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife in egyptian mythology. [one year after i started participating with the book of death project!] and a robot serving eggs...
just in time to make the deadline for the troyart exhibition in brazil...
"emma, fish and would you like to have eggs with that ?" 2010


 

BALANCING ACT

a few years ago we visited the naturkundemuseum in berlin where i took numerous photographs of animals, fossils, plants, minerals and curiosities. one of the images i found again a few days ago, is a red bird. closely examined, one can see all the blood vessels that make up the actual shape of the bird. the reason i post this image here, is that i am trying to figure out how i can balance the bird i am working on, make it stand and really balance itself on these comparatively skinny legs. i guess the question is finding a central weight that doesn't make the bird topple over...
with a lot of patience, concentration and some frustration i hope to find its center of gravity...