Saturday, May 31, 2014

"It's Alive" Project

Spent a portion of my day at Spooky Empire's "May-hem" in Orlando. While horror genre movies isn't really my thing (except for the old old stuff) and I don't have a whole bunch of good to say about the overall Spooky Empire Convention, ( they seriously traded "down" on locations from last year), one of the things I was looking forward to was the "It's Alive" project which was on display.

"It's Alive" involves artists re-imagining a new vision for classic Monsters such as "Frankenstein" in 2011 and the return of the project this year, requiring artists from around the country to re-imagine the "Bride of Frankenstein".

I think they should auction off these giant sized posters of Elsa Lanchester!

Each artist was given a resin coated foam core bust of the "Bride of Frankenstein" and asked to develop a creative vision for a new "Bride of Frankenstein" using the bust as it's foundation. Several of the artists were also given a mannequin for a complete body.

Is it just me or was the Bride of Frankenstein kind of "hot"?

Over 80 pieces by renowned sculptors and artists will be auctioned on Ebay (Seller ID ItsAliveBride) in September. The proceeds of the auctioned items will be  donated to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Here's a few photos I took of some of the sculptures. These are about the best I could do without holding up the line...

One of the full size creations was by a really helpful guy I've gotten to know through taking his classes at Reynolds Advanced Materials, Scott Fensterer. I thought his creation turned out really awesome with her  basket full of goodies. Just your normal she-monster on her way to a picnic!
Scott Fensterer
Rae Eisaman

Rob Burman
Bruce Mitchell

Got to watch Bruce Mitchell in his class on Stan Winston School of Character Arts. Been a fan of his work ever since. Check out his video.
Jesse Gee
If your a fan of "Face Off"  you'll recognize the following two artists. Definitely were my favorite seasons with Roy Wooley.
Roy Wooley

Derek Garcia
My photo doesn't do justice to this last one. The more I looked at it, the more I was in awe of the detail and of course the cool lighting effects that were built into it.

Tim Martin
I'm not sure where the "It's Alive Project" is scheduled to show next but if you get a chance go and see them. I'm sure they will post their locations on Facebook.