Been working hard on a sculpture involving H.P. Lovecraft for my installation of insanity.
This piece is a dissected Elder Thing (At the Mountains of Madness)
Of course, it's a young one. The carapace is made of polymer clay. The innards, pseudopod, and head are sculpted in clay and cast in silicone, so it'll feel very real.
So with winter over and my research near-completed, I have decided to make a post about my current project. Admittedly, this post will be pretty vague, but it's a post none-the-less.
At last semester's critique, two statements were made that I fundamentally disagree with:
1.) Art is not a science
2.) Concept leads to technique
Add this to the revelation that my artwork, no matter what, concerns telling stories, I have been facing a new interpretation of my own methods.
Because of my disagreements, I'm working on a project to showcase both science and technique as high forms of art. In line with me recent musings about how I miss telling stories, I have aimed for the modern lord of horror, H.P. Lovecraft.
This project will seek to utilize multiple forms of science (psychology, physics, biology, neuropsychology, engineering, and aesthetics) to deliver an intense and (hopefully) horrifying experience.
To introduce this project, I'm doing something I don't usually do; showing some concept art and design specs for this project!
First is the Tillinghast Resonator (From Beyond) and the second is a Deep One Priest of Dagon (The Shadow Over Innsmouth)