Tinkerer - A Self Portrait is one of my more personal projects and the first proper one I've finished since moving to Ohio. To me this is a glimpse into the story of a creature trying to create its antithesis. The Tinkerer is ugly, makeshift, haphazard and so it tries to create something more palatable and approachable. Sadly, its creation isn't quite the lovely thing it was destined to be as it bears the trademark roughness and awkwardness that is inseparable from its creator.
- The glass globe in the Tinkerer's chest is filled with wine
- The wood walls/base came from a 120+ year old telephone I've had for years
- I managed to rip off the fingernail on my left index finger while working on his legs.
- I used pieces from a badly-rusted fence to make his fingers and arms.
- His feet are from a set of piano hammers I found in Georgia.
- The chest is filled with random, relatively heavy pieces I've had for years but found no use for.... until now!
Materials: Wood, steel, found objects, copper, wine, brass, aluminum, fabric, wine
Dimensions: 7" x 10" x 11"