Very steam punk by design. Components include (from bottom up) Metal wheel base, brass colored lamp fixture (repaired), alarm clock works, bakelite lamp base, electro luminescent wire, magnifying glass lens, another brass lamp fixture, magnifying lens from projector, dough strip cutter, brass nuts, magnetic blinking led light, old chair springs, old drawer pulls.
The Parsifal Box represent purity of heart and soul while also showing (as in the story) a fall from that state of grace, as represented by the crackled paint and the white calcite heart that has some inclusions. Components include: Parapet Form, clock gears, light bulb, uphostery tacks, chain and clasps, Calcite Heart, Calcite Sphere, silver metal pineaple leaves.
My take on what the first skateboard looked like. Absolutely from the Victorian Era. This also serves as an icon to skateboarding. The components are as follows from back to top then down. Bottom: Antique Roller Skates (6)
Board: Hide stretcher board. Top: Pie Crust Crimper, Plastic doll eye, Wooden toy train track, wooden hands, back of a victorian chair, metal leaves, foundry mold, drapery
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.
Here is the collection of Zogy's created up to 3/2/13, there will be many more to come. Most of them are made of old childrens play blocks, pieces from the inside of a piano and rescued objects, with some glass eyes thrown in for food measure. The are available for sale at Layayette Mill Antiques.
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.