Thursday, May 24, 2012

the transformation of a key charm


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When my friend gave me a keychain attached to a plastic defecating pig, there was only one thing I could think to do with it...

First, I cut off the ears.


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Next, I glued them back on upside down and built a spire of hot glue above them.


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(Unfortunately it looked pretty crude. Hot glue definitely wasn't the ideal thing to use, especially since it's so stringy, but it was too late to turn back.)


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(No, it's not what you think)

After that it was time to build up the top.


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Then I added the remaining shapes and details.


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Paint came next.


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And finally the defining characteristics.


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What I made—or tried to make—was Alfred Jarry's Père Ubu.


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Above: Jarry's woodcut. Below: Jarry's Ubu marionette.


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For those who aren't familiar with the Ubu plays, a shitting pig is pretty close to what the title character actually is, so I couldn't let such an opportunity pass.


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