Enlightened Ruth, an example from a series commissioned for and featured on HBO's Six Feet Under, displays the lifelike photo realism of photosculpture that will come even more to life with the motion mechanics, voice and senses of the robot to make interacting with it as human an experience as possible.
Recreating Ruth Process, documentation of producing a paper thin photosculpture utilizing a paper mache process. Macro photos layered wet from glue/water onto subject. Torn to create emphasized mosaic effect. Tearing is optional. May not use torn effect on robot. Dry sculpture retains contours of subject. Applying it to the custom shaped plastic robot outer surface assures original shape remains solidified.
Breeding Ground, Two upper-body photosculptures, commissioned for National Public Radio's Calendar themed what does NPR look like to you? The photo of the photosculptures depicts the muse of NPR singing and transforming the listener. Muse model, Joyce Guy, African Dancer, will principally collaborate on this project by sharing dances and oral histories about African Dance that Spins will in turn interpret, perform, teach and share with audiences.
A friendly sweet soul with a real presence. An early work exemplifying my initial inspiration to bring the dancer in a dance photo back into three dimensions sculpturally. My first photosculpture from 1995 looked very similar. Not too torn, varied tonality, evolving yet whole; the robot will have this feeling.
A beauty story for Flaunt Magazine. Basquiat inspired makeup. Four different makeup models. One other model wearing their photosculpted faces. Example of a non-torn, fun and colorful style. We can replace the robot's outer layers like changing clothes, exchange designs of different robot fashions to represent our own ever changing personas.
Swear To God, of principle choreographer Ryan Heffington, who is also a prominent contemporary, modern dancer. We are honored to have him also principally collaborate as a dancer on this project choreographing dances with and for Spins. With clothes on. ;)
RYAN CHOREOGRAPHED THIS MUSIC VIDEO FOR SIA! (25,000,000 VIEWS) MUST WATCH- it is ALL DANCE:
Mrs. Future, photosculpture on plaster bust in the round, interacting in harmony with nature. Shows how human realistic they and the robot will appear. Environmental themes of constant change and motion, and the natural balance of the circle of life will be discussed in relation to photosculpture and robotics. Every moment is a creative movement.