Tuesday, September 08, 2009

It Was Almost Wild

I was honored to be invited to show my "Where The Wild Things Are" piece in the "Terrible Yellow Eyes" show being held at Gallery Nucleus. Now, the tough part was that I did the original piece digitally... made to LOOK like a giant watercolor paper cut. So when I was invited to be a part of the show, I decided to actually re-create the piece as a REAL water color paper cut. The pictures below show some of the assembly process. This took place after sketching, painting, spray mounting, touching up, gluing, cutting, gluing, cutting, and more cutting.

Now where does this go...?

Many Layers!

Close up!

More closeness!

It fits so far!

The unfortunate ending to this story, is that I am not going to make it into the show after all. It turns out the adhesive I used to start the project is not as permanent as advertised, so I will need to go in and repair much of my early work. Also, my frame broke last night... as if to say "I don't want to go!" Sooo... I will miss the deadline.

Ahh well. If nothing else I will have something cool to hang on my wall. I wish everyone in the show the best of luck. Know that I am there in spirit! Mr. Sendak, I thank you for inspiring me!

15 comments:

NelsonG said...

That is an outstanding piece for the nursery! Excellent work, sir!

M said...

Wonderfully awesome!

Ev said...

Man! I want one! ;)

PFC said...

Amazing work. Will you be working a deal with Sendak to make it available for sale?

drono of fab-ri-cate said...
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drono of fab-ri-cate said...

I would never have guessed the original was digital. This was one of my favorite things ever anywhere.

Super 77 Spray adhesive by 3M
There's also a thicker version called Super 90.

mike said...

that is still totally awesome, jeremy.

JulieD said...

Oh that is a real shame! Your image was one of my favorites!

I do really like your process photos above. Keep up the amazing work! :D

Javier M. said...

What a bummer! Probably the only time I could have met you.. It was looking perfect by the way! Your piece has been my wallpaper since you posted it! -jm

Vanhoozerbot said...

Wow! Thank you guys so much for the love! I greatly appreciate it.

I will keep everyone posted on the fate of this piece as I go forward.

Again, thank you!

JV

Renee Kurilla said...

That's a huge bummer, but what you accomplished really impresses me! I had no idea the piece wasn't traditional BEFORE :)
I hope you'll try cut paper again anyway.

Kimberland said...

This is absolutely stunning! Very very nice job!

Jason Childs said...

man tough break...either way an awesome piece. Really cool work.

Art Fan Ako said...

Wonderful! I feel bad things didn't work out. Maybe you can donate it at your local library for everyone to enjoy. :)

heroscompanion said...

Wow! Your work is amazing. As for the 3M spray, it will hold a bumper on a 71 Ford pickup. Glad I found your blog.