Friday, June 18, 2010

Out of Proportion

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We have been working on a particularly delightful project in my studio. We're partnering with Phantom Limb, a puppet company out of New York City, and Lemony Snicket, who resides in the Bay Area. And next week, the scenery we've been creating will be part of a film shoot.

Here, I'm adjusting the level of wear-and-tear on a diminutive maple floor. Isn't it splendid? The carpenters did a wonderful job building it, and Sheri's paint job is beautiful.




I keep a couple of pairs of fuzzy animal ears, for when things get particularly tense or hectic at work. It's really hard to be stressed out, when one's co-workers are wearing fluffy ears.

I made the other painters watch a clip from Jan Svankmejer's amazing film Alice, so it seemed a perfect day to don bunny ears.

All I can say is "Allie in Wonderland."




Oddly, working on one-third human scale takes as much or more time as working actual size.

Usually, we're painting acres and acres of scenery with gigantic brushes, but in this case, we're using our smaller brushes, and creating tiny gestures.

We keep pausing to exclaim at the cuteness of it all. (I can hardy wait to see the wee furnishings that our prop shop has been building.)

6 comments:

Kristen said...

Delightful! Is that weensy wainscoting or a paint effect? Beautiful.

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

It is itsy-bitsy wainscoting! And seriously, it takes as long to build and paint it, as if it were big. (But it's fun to carry walls singlehandedly!)

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

How fun! Maybe that's how I should manage stress...fuzzy ears...love 'em!

Julie said...

OMG-I love puppets, puppet sets AND Leminy Snicket! I am so jealous! Lisa you definetly look as if you just ate one of Alice's "eat me" cakes. I hope to see some pics of the puppets on set. What are you filming? Have fun!

Eric Hart said...

That looks like so much fun! I love things at that scale; it just seems extra cute for some reason.

Kim said...

So lovely!!

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