"Crescendo"

2010   13" x 24" x 10"    Blog Post   Blog Post 2   Blog Post 3

Final shot.
Final shot.

He plays the piano. Not really - no sound - his arms have a random action, and his head bobs in time.

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An alternate shot.
An alternate shot.
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Closer shot.
Closer shot.
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Even closer.
Even closer.
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They keys.
They keys.

Before sanding and finishing.

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The piano before.
The piano before.
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Working out positions.
Working out positions.
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Handcarved hands.
Handcarved hands.
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Arms.
Arms.
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Finished body, before paint.
Finished body, before paint.
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In progress.
In progress.
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Ready to be dressed.
Ready to be dressed.
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Sewing in progress.
Sewing in progress.
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Head shot.
Head shot.
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Piano, in progress.
Piano, in progress.

Added the red paint.

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More progress.
More progress.
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Inside the piano.
Inside the piano.
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The burnt pine floor.
The burnt pine floor.

I burned the wood with a torch, and sanded it down to bring out the texture. I love it.

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Levers etc.
Levers etc.
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The cam stack.
The cam stack.

Center cam is for his head movement. The other two are for his arms.

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The mechanisms.
The mechanisms.
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