First Big Project

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First Big Project

Postby JS Enterprises » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:44 pm

I was still relatively new to Aspire and was having difficulty setting component depths appropriate for low bas relief. James Booth was very generous with his time in review of the project and providing guidance. His help was invaluable. He suggested I share the end project here. It’s a mixed media work: high density insulating foam (CNC machined), wood, styrene plastic, clear sheet, metal screen, wire, sand and straw. The work is approximately 20” square and 2 7/8” deep (not framed). I have also built a shadow box and frame for it (not shown). The piece called, Industrial Era Relic, is derived from a photograph I took of part of factory located in Shelton, Connecticut. This 100+ year facility was still in operation until the past year.

I welcome any questions and would appreciate your feedback.
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Re: First Big Project

Postby PaulRowntree » Thu May 01, 2014 12:35 am

Absolutely amazing! If you hadn't given the dimensions, I would have sworn you were posting photos of an old wall.

You have a keen eye for detail, and a knack for exact reproductions. Very nicely done!
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Re: First Big Project

Postby armbrusterco » Thu May 01, 2014 1:44 am

That is a very realistic reproduction. I can only imagine the many details that you had to work out. Congratulations!
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Re: First Big Project

Postby rsetina » Thu May 01, 2014 2:13 am

You sir are a master at this. I am totally blown away at how real that building looks. Very good job.
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Re: First Big Project

Postby esteeme1 » Thu May 01, 2014 2:52 am

I must say I thought it was an actual building. Very well done sir that is most impressive.
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Re: First Big Project

Postby scottp55 » Thu May 01, 2014 6:21 am

Certainly a work of Art. Kudos.
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Re: First Big Project

Postby zeeway » Thu May 01, 2014 1:59 pm

Uncanny model. Congrats. What sort of work do you do...movie sets?

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Re: First Big Project

Postby gordread » Mon May 05, 2014 2:56 pm

Tremendous. I wouldn't have known it was a replica. Truly well done.

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Re: First Big Project

Postby Leo » Mon May 05, 2014 5:24 pm

Stunning.

I was seeing a real building.

I had to re-read the post several times to begin to believe it was not real.

I had to closely exaine the pictures - and even then - in my mind - I was looking at a real building.

Then - I found a flaw - RIGHT - if you can call it a flaw - NO - it's NOT a flaw.

The doors - the windows in the doors - look painted on.

WOW - I have to look that hard at a close up photo to see it.

OK - so now - is this for a Model Railroad?
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Re: First Big Project

Postby JS Enterprises » Mon May 05, 2014 9:47 pm

Thanks for all the great comments. It's very encouraging to me to have it so well received. No, I don't do movies sets but that might be fun. This is hopefully the start of a second career in the arts (I was a marketing exec in healthcare in my first career). Leo, good pickup. The only "windows" not done in clear acrylic sheet (old overhead projector paper) are the door. The clear acrylic sheet has been coated in spots with diluted white glue to "dirty" things up.

Again, thanks for all the positive remarks.
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Re: First Big Project

Postby twiztedfingerz » Sat May 10, 2014 6:36 am

WoW! I'm impressed! Did you attend any school for this or do you have a nack for these sort of things? I don't have the patients for such an art but have a deep respect for it. Maybe its my OCD talking
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Re: First Big Project

Postby mikeacg » Sat May 10, 2014 12:35 pm

Very nice! Thanks for sharing!! Might be a market for doing reproductions for people of old houses they grew up in or historical buildings for cities/museums.

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Re: First Big Project

Postby JS Enterprises » Wed May 14, 2014 4:24 pm

Jess, thanks. I guess it's just a knack.
Mike, great suggestion. I've already spoken to the prior owner of the factory and he is very interested and we're speaking about a commission to do the original (1890's) part of the building. The portion of the building I did dates to the 1910s. f this doesn't come about I intend to talk with the town (company is in bankruptcy and the town now owns the building) as it is slated to be torn down. Perhaps they want a keepsake.

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Re: First Big Project

Postby scottp55 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:41 am

John,
Your project was so well done that it stuck in my brain:)
Glad it did, as when a Boston Architect told me recently he was getting a machine like mine to do Brick and such Reproductions of his work, I immediately thought of your excellent work and forwarded this thread to him :)
Amazing detail!!
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