Dec 29 2011

Viral?

It’s odd!
As an artist one produces hundreds, even thousands of works over the years. Each new piece surpassing the previous in technical ability and finess ( one hopes) and it’s nice when people pick up on what you are doing and appreciate the ongong evolution of your artistic world. But getting people to take notice is the hard part…

And then you do the odd little throw away idea things for fun, for yourself, on a whim…… and people go crazy for it!

A pair of sunglasses I made for myself back in the late 1980’s/early 90’s inspired by the paintings of H.R. Giger has suddenly started doing the rounds on the worlds Blogs..

For all the people who want to know.. No I dont manufacture them. They were a one-off pair made for fun.
I recently gave them to my friend Shinji¬† (Tomenosuke)¬† in Japan as he has a huge Sci-Fi Movie memorabilia collection and though these are not from any actual movie they do have that 1980’s sci-fi vibe and I though he would get a kick out of them.

He blogged them and then Jeremy Brautman picked up on them on his blog…. and then they were off..

H.R.Giger Safety pin sunglasses

H.R.Giger safety pin sun glasses
( For anyone interested they are made with heat formed acrylic sheet (smoked), Epoxy resin, polyurethane tube and appropriated steel sunglasses arms..)

So, sorry to anyone who has come to my websites looking for them or more Giger type stuff.. That is all there is…
But I hope you stick around and enjoy my own work..