Thursday, August 26, 2010

DIORAMA-O-RAMA! (group art exhibit this weekend)

This Saturday night at 6PM, Billups Art in East Nashville will host The Diorama Show curated by Brooke E. The exhibit will consist of dioramas created by local artists here in the mid-south. Here is a sneak peek at the process I went through with my wife, Aurora and my good friend Alex creating a collaborative piece for this exhibit...

Aurora likes to make origami and we'd wanted to play around with her making some small animals and me drawing on them. The opportunity had not presented itself until Brooke announced this unique group exhibit! We knew right away what we wanted to do and I sketched out a game plan for the box as Aurora worked on the animals we'd be housing in our diorama...


I employed Alex to build our box. I traded Al some art for a very nice shelf that he build me a few years back... he's got mad skills with some molding and wood! A little blueprint and quick trip to the hardware store and we're in business...

I got to staining the box and accents and got everything put together and clear-coated...




...and then painted the inside to give us our background!


Aurora painted her little pets...


...while I got to work drawing out the other elements for the diorama as well as some small details to collage on the origami!



With the origami sprayed down with a sealant and the tree and foreground illustrations laminated and cut out, it's time to put the puzzle together and get the light in!



Be sure to stop by Billups Art in East Nashville this Saturday night between 6-9PM for the exhibit. There will be art from many of the best local artists there are. It's bound to be one interesting journey! $5 at the door gets you in, get's your whistle wet, gets you sixteen artists, and gets you Ronnie Lee Twist and the Future Cats! See you there to check out the Origami Forest in full swing and lit up!!

1 comment:

  1. OHHH. I'm going to try really hard to stop by. I have a surprise party for a friend at 6 (couldn't post THAT on facebook) :)

    Hopefully we're done a bit early, or with any luck everyone will want to come with :)

    Love you guys. (Maria)

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