More Purty Pictures.

Okay, so this is an image-heavy post, because I’m doing enough writing as it is, between Art Theory essays and Honours Proposals…
Anyway, this is some more of the work in ‘Japan Series 1’ – the Gashapon/Capsule Toy work. They will be set up in these steel ‘chute’ devices coming out of the wall, evenly spaced. The chutes are yet to be painted – either black, gunmetal grey, or silver. Didn’t get them done in time to chrome them :(.

Detail of Japan Series 1 by Lydia Ashe on Flickr.

This one is a costume-themed hentai manga. Pretty much a ‘dirty bunny-girl comic’, haha. I made all these out of air drying clay, and hand painted every detail on the damned tiny things. For a size reference, each capsule is about 6-7cm in diameter, and maybe 8cm tall.

Detail of Japan Series 1 by Lydia Ashe on Flickr. Detail of Japan Series 1 by Lydia Ashe on Flickr.

In these two there are some absolutely rad earphones with stars on them – we saw some pink versions of these on a very cute girl and a friend of mine picked some up as a souvenir – and there are also some sandwiches. Ham, cheese and lettuce with wasabi mayo on one, and an egg ‘salad’ for the other. With no crusts on.

Detail of Japan Series 1 by Lydia Ashe on Flickr.

And here is some sushi! Yay! And a slightly better view of the chute. My goodness this one was tiny.

Sushi by Lydia Ashe on Flickr.

And some more sushi! Yaaayy! These are actually a work continuing from my inflatables. Though instead of being inflated, these ones are stuffed with polyester filling. And comparatively, these are much smaller. For example, the ebi/prawn is about 20cm long, and the square one is about 15cm.. uh, square. These should turn out to be a series, less than 10 pieces, probably on plinths or something, haha.

There are some more details and afew more pictures of  all these things on my Flickr site.



2 Responses to “More Purty Pictures.”

  1. November 5, 2007 at 5:09 am

    i would be interested to see what your thoughts were on these pieces. i of course see thoughts, but would be interested to hear your thoughts. I think the concept is very intriguing. I like your use of multimaterials.

    thanks, http://darinwhite.wordpress.com

  2. 2 lashe
    November 5, 2007 at 9:11 am

    Well yes, actually – (funnily enough I’m finishing off my artist statement for this work today!) – they are about notions of travelling, expectations, experiences and memory. Haha, I might as well quote from the statement!
    “…One object I was intrigued with, was the Gashapon. It is a toy capsule that you buy from a vending machine. You put some money in, turn the knob, and out comes a small plastic capsule containing a toy. Each machine will contain a different series of toys, but the one you receive is random. This has now turned into my metaphor for travel. You know what to expect, you have researched, know what you can do or get while you are away. You know what you are in for, and you develop expectations. But once you are there, once you receive the experience, it is still a surprise, and it is exciting. You don’t really know what you will get out of it.”
    I plan on having ‘brochure pieces’ to explain the prior expectations, as well as ‘happy-snap’ photos to emphasise the idea of travel. I also have a similar set of work to go with this one, which are placed in sushi take-away containers (I’ll do a post about these after assessment).
    And Thankyou :) I’m really enjoying using various materials.And it’s lovely to have a sculptor comment on my work!
    – Lydia

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