Lady of Perpetual Starch
A large sculpture shown at the Harry Wood Gallery at Arizona State University in April 2002. It was begun in January 2001 and features a working 6-foot-tall steam iron towering over a full-size flattened woman.
See Best of Show of the Master of Fine Arts 2003 Summer Exhibition. ASU Insight article about the award.
To see the work in its progress: photos.
|The artist and viewers||Steaming every 30 minutes|
Barb and Nathan
|The original sketch, January, 2001|
|Face Closeup||Logo on iron base|
|Aligning the plates||Gluing the water shute||Assembling the Ark||Putting other parts together|
|Sanding, sanding, sanding||Making the wire||Sanding the hotplate||Final prep b/4 painting hotplate|
|Gluing the handle||Carving the handle||Making the plug and outlet||Making wood connector for electric wire|
|Rasping the handle smooth||Assembling handle and electric cord base||Attaching the skin to fit||Installing the on/off light|
|A shot of the infrastructure for my friend George Rhoades||The Inner Skin is complete!||Assembled||It'll look something like this|
|Removing the fine line blue masking material after painting||At last...a truly metalic looking electric plate!||Planning for carving the hands||Lady's hands and the model|
|Detailing the face||Lady is together||Two ladies primed and ready to paint||Two days before exhibit date|
|The day before the show||The final assembly||THE FIRST SHOW...at Harry Wood Gallery, May 2002|
Trimming the iron platform for the MFA Summer Exhibition
|SEE: Best of Show judged by Brady Roberts, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Phoenix Art Museum.||SEE: ASU Insight, July 11, 2003 about the award.||Home|