I had the privilege of meeting Coolvader almost a year ago at the Munnyworld Toy Exhibition. We talked about both attending Ringling School of Art & Design and of course the possibility of doing a collaboration. He liked my sculpts and well I think you\’d be insane if you didn\’t think his painting abilities were out of this world. We both like the idea of merging our skills for an awesome piece of art. So in reality I convinced this guy to let me piggy-back off his exceptional talents. I mean really. So a few months ago we tossed the idea up on the KR forums and we got a commission. Linh Pham, the gentleman who commissioned the Stomper, 5\” Labbit from me, had wanted to commission Coolvader as well. He took this opportunity to kill two birds with one stone.
So, I looked over Coolvaders impressive collection of vinyl work and fashioned a design keeping in mind that I didn\’t want to make it too detailed a surface and and drive him mad. I finished this sculpt a few weeks ago and it\’s now in his hands and hopefully it will be complete in the near future. I enjoyed doing this so much that I suggested to him that we do a series. He agreed. So maybe next year your see a limited series from Coolvader and I. Think anatomy.
Anyways, here\’s a teaser of the piece.
I was asked a few months ago by a good runner friend to create a custom munny of another good runner friend to celebrate her completing her first 100 mile ultra marathon. I was happy to take the job. Soon after we discussed the concept, the friend commissioning the piece asked me if I could also make it a bobble-head, because the recipient loves bobble-heads. OK. Now, I guess in some sense, it makes the work slightly lower brow than the work already is, which is admittedly low brow, but I enjoyed doing this and it added an extra challenge that I\’ve yet had the chance to do. The funny thing is that since completing this, I\’ve had a bunch of inquiries on doing more. I guess bobble-heads are really popular.
So here it is. Kathleen the Machine.