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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Cityscape art project that about made me cuckoo for cocoa puffs

So I had this idea for an artwork literally kicking around in my head for closing in on 30 years.  I knew it was going to be a tremendous amount of work so it took me this long to pull the trigger on it. Four long months and an obsession later, it's finally done and here is the result.  It's projects like this where I truly understand when an artist says that the hardest part of making art is just knowing when you are done.  I was "done" with this one a dozen times.  For example, the "first" time I was done, I then decided to make all of the vehicles instead of using the Hot Wheels I had purchased.  The 2nd to last time I was "really done this time",  I then decided to put curtains in the windows.  It is mostly made out of 1/4" foam board, thin chipboard, carved toothpicks and carved wooden skewers.  The absolute only thing not done by my hand is the people.  They were purchased from Hobby Lobby.

This is the mock-up I made first just to see if I could even do it.

And this is the final result.  The following are close-ups of some areas and other angles.

 Oh yeah, and I made it light up.

Thanks for looking.