Man in the Ion Mask, the newest work from David Derr, createst the newest superhero.
Inspired by and old gold mask and "The Man in the Iron Mask" and Iron Man.
This digital work was created using images of someone meditating nude and one of the "Highway Codex" that I recently completed.
Return to Metropolis - Base is an old foundry form with an old air horn attached. The figure was a broken garden ornament that is held in place by two screws, the ball is simulated marble, probably a lawn bowling ball. The horn and figure a spray painting with a combination of Rustoleum "Oil rubbed bronze" spray paint. It's pretty heavy however its is somewhat delicate because of how the figure is integrated. This will soon be going on sale at the Lafayette Mill Antique center in Lafayette NJ and will sell for around $475.
Just completed this assemblage yesterday. It's called "Idolic Summer".
It's mostly made of wood. The main figure is something I found at a garage sale years ago, the wings are cut off of an eagle I purchased on ebay and the fan blade someone gave me last year. It sits in the backyard on a pedestal that is painted a champagne gold and has rebar running thru it and into the base of the assemblage for stability. The fan is functional and revolves with a stiff breeze.
I believe that humanities major talent is making symbols. We have been this way since the beginnings of our existence as a race. It is the reason we have a written language, music, painting, sculpture, dance, mathematics, the sciences and our entire civilization. This is the cornerstone of what it is to be a thinking human being. My painting, mixed media and digital works are his explorations into the creative spirit.