Saturday, August 21, 2010


I've decided to branch out and do some art. And not something small. Inspired by a local artist (whose name escapes me) who made angels out of aluminum cans and bits from the junk yard, I've decided to make an angel from found objects and things I have laying around.

The wings are constructed from parts of four shipping pallets. The spine is a wooden post (as Marco d'Eramo says in The Pig and the Skyscraper, we're a nation very fond of wood) that I found at the site of the former DAV Thrift Store on Southwest Blvd. They are attached to the spine by a two-by-four, also from one of the pallets. I'll use a piece of wood that I found in my basement (once the wood dries out, anyway) as an additional wing brace.

For the angel's breast, I'll use the old gas tank from my first motorcycle, Arcadia. I'll add a halo (once I discover the head piece) that is the old rear sprocket off my current motorcycle.

I'm going to have to find a way to make the angel stand up on its own. Perhaps I'll add a simple base; I don't think I want to try making legs.

Anyways, I'll post more about the angel as she takes shape. And of course, more adventures in radio. Stay tuned, true believer!

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