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    Finished Performance Piece

    Steel and white nylon.

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    ouch... looks painfull
    will the person inside have to stay that way for the rest of the day?

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    Ahhh, freaky. But oOo, boobs .
    Nice installation, indeed.

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    thanks...

    Quote Originally Posted by Diphallia View Post
    oOo, boobs .
    Ahem... some maturity would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenichi View Post
    ouch... looks painfull
    will the person inside have to stay that way for the rest of the day?
    It was painful and I have a lot of scars on my arms and legs from being in it. I was in it for about 45 minutes.

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    i have to say i love it. great concept and idea. futhermore very brave to be in it yourself.
    is the nylon attached to the steel or does it have it's own support (the thick edges perhaps)?


    for the less mature people: not that you would have to be ashamed with a body like that. 3+))

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    Wow... interesting, but it looks terribly uncomfortable to be in. Did you actually get into the piece for the final installation? If so, how long did you have to stay like that? Seems like you are certainly dedicated to your art!

    How did you get the steel welded so that it conforms so well to the shape of your body?

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    Wow - snazz-up the support 'beam', and the steel body enclosure by itself looks really interesting and impressive as a single piece!

    Totally digging your presentations - keep it up.

    la

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    Quote Originally Posted by limion View Post
    is the nylon attached to the steel or does it have it's own support (the thick edges perhaps)?
    It is attached with 1/2" round bar that I formed to the outside of the steel shelling. It snaps into place in certain areas, but it is mostly being held by me being in it. The nylon is removable.

    Thanks for the kind words!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlamarche View Post
    Wow... interesting, but it looks terribly uncomfortable to be in.
    It was uncomfortable. The dramatic angle made it very difficult to stay within the piece. Most.. if not all my weight were on my heels.

    Did you actually get into the piece for the final installation? If so,

    how long did you have to stay like that?
    This piece had a lot to do with overcoming suffering, so it was important for me to be a part of the piece. I was in the piece about 45 minutes for my critique for an independent study class I took.

    How did you get the steel welded so that it conforms so well to the shape of your body?
    I had my friend make a plaster mold of my whole backside, with plaster gauze. then, once that dried, I added even more plaster to that, creating about a 2" shell. In the inside of the mold, I inlayed scrap 1/8" roundbar scraps cut into tiny segments and welded each one together to make the steel shelling. The smaller the pieces, the more detail I could get. I might create a front half next year and make a shelling of my whole self, but that might be too much like Antony Gormley's segmented figure pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilalex View Post
    Wow - snazz-up the support 'beam', and the steel body enclosure by itself looks really interesting and impressive as a single piece!

    Totally digging your presentations - keep it up.

    la
    Thank you so much for the kind words!

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    okay i like this one better...kool stuff welding all those pieces must be tough....can u make me a computer chair like that?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snakeman View Post
    okay i like this one better...kool stuff welding all those pieces must be tough....can u make me a computer chair like that?!
    thank you!
    I'm not sure you'd want a chair like that... its not very comfortable.. haha!

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    interesting to know that the piece is about overcoming suffering. the pain from the uncomfortable metal pieces, the weight of one self weighting down on one's heel, and the suffocating nylons. just to share my first impression, i felt that it was 3 separate (well 4 if u count the steel bar) elements supporting each other and giving forms and function to each other, the horizontal pieces on the spine area gives me that impression, same with the stretched nylons and the human form inside. maybe that's part of the intent of the installation too? thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rnefcy View Post
    It was uncomfortable. The dramatic angle made it very difficult to stay within the piece. Most.. if not all my weight were on my heels.
    You certainly are dedicated to your art. I would have loved seeing this piece in real life, but would feel bad knowing how uncomfortable you were.

    Quote Originally Posted by rnefcy View Post
    This piece had a lot to do with overcoming suffering, so it was important for me to be a part of the piece. I was in the piece about 45 minutes for my critique for an independent study class I took.
    That seems like a very long 45 minutes. Thanks for sharing, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by rnefcy View Post
    I had my friend make a plaster mold of my whole backside, with plaster gauze. then, once that dried, I added even more plaster to that, creating about a 2" shell. In the inside of the mold, I inlayed scrap 1/8" roundbar scraps cut into tiny segments and welded each one together to make the steel shelling. The smaller the pieces, the more detail I could get. I might create a front half next year and make a shelling of my whole self, but that might be too much like Antony Gormley's segmented figure pieces.
    Sounds like a very lengthy process, but interesting; thanks for sharing the details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rnefcy View Post
    Ahem... some maturity would be appreciated.
    Yeah, sorry bout that one.
    Wasn't supposed to sound the way it did.
    (actually didn't know that that was you , anyway, boobs in a great way, be proud!) (Sorry I say whatever comes to my mind, never really think of what I say).
    I'm very sorry if I broke something, the rig is beautiful.

    It looks pretty dangerous, and painful.
    But it's still a cool thing!

    I know that I wouldn't put myself into that one.

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