Wednesday, December 16, 2009

LOST Eyelander

This piece has been in the works for a long time, but could only be unveiled now that the show has opened. It was a very hush-hush affair! Gallery 1988 contacted me a while back with an irresistibly secretive invitation to participate in a show-- no details except that it involved custom toys & had something to do with an ABC tv show. I said yes mainly because my curiosity was piqued, but when I actually got the show information, I could hardly believe my luck.

You see, I don't watch tv much at all (in fact I don't have one that works) but I'd heard so much about LOST that I'd checked it out on Hulu & I was seriously hooked! How's that for an amazing coincidence? I thought it was downright LOSTworthy!

The LOST Underground Art Project at Gallery 1988 in LA. 15 through 24 December 2009. Acrylic, text, maps & gold leaf on resin statue (statue provided by the gallery).  (A news report on the show.) SOLD

Please click to see details, & forgive the focus issues... it's hard to get a good scan of a 3d object! p.s. This is just one statue-- the four views are so you can see all the details.

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EDIT: For those who are coming here in 2012 from Illustration Friday, the show is long past, but I couldn't resist posting this for the LOST prompt!

19 comments:

Isabelle said...

Amazing detail! This is a custom order for you, how fitting with your style. Magnificent.

Valerie Jeanne said...

Wow! Beautiful work. How large is the statue?

Curious Art said...

Thanks! You know, I forgot to measure it, but I'm guessing it was about 8" before the poppy pod crown.

Angela Matteson said...

I saw this on the Lost Underground show blog, and was blown away. It's beautiful Leah!

I heard they were lined up outside the door 24 hours in advance. Really exciting for a gallery show!

johanna said...

Your talent is overwhelming! You truly have a gift. Brilliant work, Leah!

Andrew said...

Really a lovely piece, care to go into your work practice? silicone molds?

Curious Art said...

Thanks so much, folks. It really was exciting to be a part of this.

Andrew, thank you, but I should clarify that I did not mold the figure-- it was provided as a blank by the gallery for customizing by various artists. I've done very little sculpting & certainly wouldn't know how to make this from scratch!

Andrew said...

Aha, I was getting jealous at your multitude of talents! In fact, I am still am.! :) cheers for now

flossy-p said...

WOW, what a great show, great work too!

SilkandBone said...

This is amazing! I love the detail and the colors you chose. Beautiful work, as usual!

Felixantos said...

This is impactant!!!!! is wonderfull!!!!!!!!

elizabeth said...

WOW, what a cool project! I am a big fan of LOST, as well. I love what you've done with the statue-- really captures the mysterious jungle concept of the show and the island.

Pia Nygaard Pedersen said...

it looks very good.

miky2rude said...

Awsome work. I've never watched lost so i don't know the theme but just came accross your blog and loved these little statues. Great talent.

http://miky2rude.blogspot.com/

Ellis Nadler said...

wow. skill!

Ces said...

These are great. There is truly only one word for your creations - nonpareil!

spindelmaker said...

This is amazing! Truly amazing! So appreciate the details! How big is he?

Cindy D. said...

Holy cow that is too cool! Amazing color and detail just like your 2D art but in 3D! Must have been so much fun (and work!)

kieferwald said...

Beautiful!