Friday, October 19, 2007

model, macro and sketch

Hello Bingoragers;

As you may have noticed, there have been a few changes to the page. This should make for an experience that is easier on the eyes and your web browser. I have put the poor old Sasquatch background to rest and tweaked the font sizes a bit. The biggest change, however, is that the individual postings now 'scroll', independent of the page. Placing your mouse inside the posting area and scrolling with your wheel button will allow you to view the entire posting (or clicking on the scroll arrows) and then you can scroll down the page to view the previous post. The Bingorage page, now, takes up less real estate in your browser. Let others know about the site through you social bookmarks, like the 'Stumbleupon' buttons at the end of my posts. Thanks.

Let me know how the changes work/not work for you.
I'm off to Deer camp and should have a good story and great pics for yous, later. Here's a link to last year's deer hunt story.

:Eric

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[Pics click to enlarge]

This is a series of pics documenting the process of building a scale model of one "Shamanic Canoe" composition. It starts with a "cutaway view" sketch of what a full size steel/foam/clay armature might look like.

Bronze sculpture idea sketch. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.

Bronze sculpture scale clay model. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.Bronze sculpture scale clay model. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.

Bronze sculpture scale clay model. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.Bronze sculpture scale clay model. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.

Bronze sculpture scale clay model. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.Bronze sculpture scale clay model. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.

Bronze sculpture scale clay model. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.Bronze sculpture scale clay model. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.

Bronze sculpture scale clay model. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.Bronze sculpture scale clay model. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.

Bronze sculpture scale clay model. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.Bronze sculpture scale clay model. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.

Bronze sculpture scale clay model. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.

Just need to sculpt some facial expressions on my intrepid explorers of the underworld; seekers of healing power.

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Some other sculpture/compositional-element idea sketches.

Bronze sculpture idea sketch. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.

Bronze sculpture idea sketch. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.

Bronze sculpture idea sketch. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.

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Random resource, news and stuff:

Northwest Native American Indian Group Upset About Meteorite Sale.
"...This meteorite which is the largest ever discovered in America, was given in ancient times to the Clackamas people by the Sky People. Now a 30 pound piece of the 10,000 year old meteorite is up for auction and the Northwest Native American Indian tribe is denouncing its sale. "


New chapter in aboriginal literature fest.
"The winners will be announced at the gala banquet, an evening to celebrate aboriginal authors and literature. Acclaimed Anishinaubae author, Basil Johnston, will be honoured at the awards as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient."


An article about Chicago's Trickster Gallery.
"Only 2½ years after opening, the American Indian Center of Chicago's Trickster Gallery is becoming an indelible part of Schaumburg's cultural landscape... On Nov. 1, the gallery will host a mini-powwow previewing the 54th annual powwow at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion Nov. 16 to 18."


Basketry: A Collaboration of Nature and Creative Genius, at the Gorman Museum. October 4-December 12, 2007.

Display of 'Native Art' collections in Ohio; Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, through January 6, 2008.

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Food for thought:

Food frauds.
10 worst and best foods.

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I found a cool "instructable" to help my cheap digital camera take "macro-focus" photographs. The resolution is so good that you can see some dust and crud in sharp focus on the beaded fish-fly, below. Click to see the detail.

'Regular'focus shot of recent Whitetail deer antler and cow rawhide rattle:
Antler and rawhide rattle. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.

'Macro':
Antler and rawhide rattle, detail. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.

'Macro' photo of a beaded fish-fly. Materials include stainlees steel hook, leather, glass beads (opaque,transparent and silver-lined), malachite and nylon thread. The stand is made with a pottery shard, polymer clay and a bamboo skewer.:

Beaded fish fly, detail. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.

Beaded fish fly, detail. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage studio.



1 comment:

JLB said...

Hi Eric! It's been a while, and I wanted to see what was new at Bingorage. The new design looks good and the scroll window really helps with pageload time. (I'll try to give some more feedback when I have a chance to peruse.)

Also - I really like the staff-bearer sketch.

Have a good one,
jlb