ITEM playlist : QOTSA - Misfit Love

This tune has been stuck in my head for months since I had a chance to catch QOTSA here in Edmonton. Brilliant, brilliant show.

08 Project : Part 9

BOOM! = Black/Grey?


08 Project : Part 8

In regards to the legs on BOOM!, I keep thinking about Claude Cormier's Lipstick Forest at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, which I finally had the pleasure to see in person this past summer. I remember first seeing this in an old issue of AZURE way back in 2002 when it was completed and haven't shrugged it off since.

So this is pretty well the main drive to use branches for the legs at this point. Not sure if i'll go more direct and go with the pink on this one. I have this urge to do a piece in a high gloss black/charcoal.

08 Project : Part 7

Funny how the BOOM! lamp seems to be developing. First the 'head' is 6 feet off the ground and angled, then straightened out for a table top version, and now finally sitting directly on the ground.

It's kinda evolved into a cousin of MONSTER by the looks of it. Difference this time is that BOOM! looks to have legs and a more direct 'vinyl' feel to it which was the original drive behind MONSTER.

Now the thought process switches to material. Right now I am thinking of using heavy tree branch cut-offs for the legs (painted...hot pink? red?). No idea about the 'head' just yet, but I am actually considering discarded cardboard boxes to reduce weight and waste.

MONSTER Sighting

The Nakamura custom MONSTER has made an appearance in the latest issue of POL Oxygen. Big thanks to Kellie Holt for the inclusion.


08 Project : Part 6

Change of direction from the original model and sketches with the head no longer at an outward angle (balance issues). It now has more of a gory approach (unintentional) with the body ripped in 2 with the insides exposed and hanging out. Not the most pleasant point of inspiration but could work out well visually.

Official working title will now be the BOOM! Lamp.


HEIST / Art Basil Miami

Motomichi was cool enough to approach me to include our custom MONSTER lamp for the upcoming HEIST exhibit in Miami. The event takes place during Art Basil Miami (December 6-9) and will include Artists such as Madsteez and a personal fave of mine, Bigfoot.