Friday, March 02, 2007

Illustration Friday: Hide







My submission for Illustration Friday's "Hide-away" is a dimensional clock that I just finished for Jackie and Nat Burgess. Jackie, a concert promoter commisssioned this piece at Xmas but gave me a reprieve on the time frame for after the New Year. Nat was a partner at APA Agency for the Performing Arts, the 4th largest theatrical agency in the world. To escape the Hollywood rat race they decided to cash in their chips and go hide-away in their Montana cabin. Jackie asked me to include their 3 dogs, 3 cats and and one of Nat's beloved guitars. Nat is the leader of the "AirHogs" a legendary phantom rockband in which my John is the lead singer. This was very difficult to construct and was an incredible challenge! The clock can stand on it's own or be hung. The dimensions are : 28" ht. 16" wide 10"deep. A cabin in the woods is the ultimate place to hide.
foamcore,wood,acrylics,resin

45 comments:

Barbara said...

love it!

Anonymous said...

Coolio! How much is that blonde in the window and which way is Montana? Bad Dog (returned)

Teri C said...

What a wonderful job on this! Love it.

Cream said...

Val, it is absolutely wonderful! My favourite colours, definitely!

Ginger*:)* said...

It is a masterpiece well worth waiting for. Your talents are so diverse and amazing. Your have used your gifts well.

Emila Yusof said...

Cool! Wonderful piece!

Sherry Rogers said...

So Cool that you did a 3D version of your art. They must just love it. . .I do. . .

Cecilia said...

me gusta muchisimo!!! es muy dulce la casita de pajáros.
besos y buen fin de semana

Laura said...

Wow! What a gorgeous piece! And I loved their story too =)

Ces said...

This is wonderful. I wish I had a nice house just so you can create something like this for me.

Is there anything you cannot do?

Debbie Egizio said...

What a beauty! Your art is just amazing.

Random York said...

It's fantastic! So was your "communication" piece- I wish I had seen it sooner-

kj said...

val, you are just incredible. i am officially in awe of you, although i would come down to earth abit to be your friend.

i love this. btw, when is your clock tv debut? i don't want to miss it.

:)

md said...

ur work seems to have capture the essence of the place. what is the clock made from, almost looks like ceramic

marcisenders said...

This is soooo cool! I just love it and all the amazing detail!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

i really like that you are going 3-d. fun piece!

hey..... how did you get a photo of my house???! ;-)

Pati @-;-- said...

Awwww! I'm going to see this clock in my dreams! What a beautiful creation, Val :)

Frank said...

beautiful - i want one!

Lee said...

that's great val..the guitar is a wonderful detail..I'm sure they'll love it :)

mike said...

really interesting art here, good stuff.

Michelle Lana said...

Great detail, Val! lovely as always.

Tony LaRocca said...

That is cool! I like the hanging angles.

Alina Chau said...

this is beautiful!!

Nicole said...

Really nice!

aynaku said...

a beatiful object! I fancy it would be also a porcelain-made object,unless too fragile...
ciao

constance said...

This is great!

Shano said...

Love it! Do more 3-D art! More!!

Bron Smith said...

Wow...what a beautiful creation, Val. At first I thought it was one of your airbrush pieces. So you're a 3-D artist too!

Liz Jones said...

Oh, I think this is my favorite of the 3-d houses!! So inviting!

Linda said...

totally amazing , the pets look sweet sitting in the window and the painted trees, lovely!

LDahl said...

You know how much I love your house clocks! The deck on this one would have driven me mad if I had to make it:)))
Great! Great!

Tanya Nichols said...

Valerie!!!!! I adore adore your talent!!! Made me smile and giggle all at once!!

Toni said...

I am in awe of your wonderful house clocks.

annelito.blogspot.com said...

wow! i love that wall clock!! you are such a creative artist! so much imagination and joy comes out of you and i'm glad you are sharing it with the rest of us!

great work as usual from you.

all the best,
anne

ps.i can't seem to get myself to keeping my blog updated... :-( but i will give it a go, any day now...*ehrm*

Tanya Nichols said...

Val thank you for the sweet comment...made my heart smile...thank you for taking the time to leave a comment!

Mauricio said...

Wonderfull work!!!!

So cool, congrats :o)

Tanya Nichols said...

val thank you for the link and Im thankful for your appreciation of my "memories" illo. we are caring for my grandmother who is 84 and she is still the same woman who lived in Vienna, went to London to see "My fair Lady" and the woman who surfed on a homemade surf board!!! I just couldnt find words to express the frustration she must feel that our culture is so youth-oriented...

marc said...

Hi Val,
It's a very pretty part, with hot colors !I like much ! It's a pleasure of reading the hour on this clock !
Great job!
Have an excellent week !

tlc illustration said...

Nice piece.
Thanks for visiting my blog - and your kind words.

-btw, I loved your 'house plants' illustration from back in February. :-) Great stuff!

isay said...

your talent is overflowing val! and its true that cabin in the woods is a great place to hide.

by the way, you've 'got me to thinking about change........thanks a lot!

georg said...

I'd like to live in that house! It's very happy and lovely, a great place to hide.

Collin said...

Very cool! Your dimensional work always impresses me. Have you ever shown the process that you go through when making a 3D piece?

Cecilia said...

Feliz Día de la Mujer! cariños

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oh WOW! This is spectacular. I'm in awe!

Michelle said...

This is awsome. Nice work. Thanks for leaving the nice comment on my blog. Very much appriciated.