Friday, February 1, 2008
This is a little blast from the past. If you were ever a freshmen at the Rhode Island School of Design, then you probably heard of Garreth Jones and the chess set project. It was an infamous assignment because of the amount of work that was supposed to go into it. The basic idea was to find an artist you liked or admired and make, at the very least, the six kinds of chess pieces, all based on the artist's work. I, of course, chose H.R. Giger, famed designer of the creature from Alien.
The project lasted all semester and that's where I learned mold-making and casting, mostly from tutorials at Smooth-On. I used Super Sculpey for all of the original figures except the ones with tails, for which I used Elasticlay, leaving them flexible. A friend took these pictures the on the final day of class. I had literally been up for days in order to finish and did not have the presence of mind to document.