Thursday, September 21, 2006

Children's Books Display - Part 1

After toiling away for the past month and a half, or so, the installation piece I created for the Shaman Drum Bookshop is finally completed and installed.

It took about seven and a half hours to install, including mishaps such as a drill battery which died less than halfway through the installation, and other tools completely left behind at home, and the single casualty seen in the bottom two photos. This monster character meant to bring up the rear, behind the robot, snapped off at the ankle. It's an easy repair job, and I'm glad that this was the worst damage to happen.

In addition to the main diplay itself, I also put up an accompnying window display seen here. The monkey in the window, and, perhaps, the boy will be moved to the main installation at the end of October. The monster from "Space Giants" my son has claimed for his bedroom, though I thought ebay would be a better home for it.

Beginning tomorrow, I'm going to start posting the step by step process in creating this piece from the sketch shown here, to the final installation. There will be plenty of detailed pictures as well, so you'll get a better look at everything.

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