“The Runner Album” is the debut studio album by Magical Mysterious Dream Machine. It is 665 tracks long, a total of 45 minutes of listening. It was also my assignment for my 3D final. We had to make a sculpture and photograph it for an album cover. This assignment made it kinda hard for me to think of an idea, because since the work would be photographed, there were a lot of different restrictions and benefits versus seeing a piece 360 degrees. I needed an idea that really did took advantage of my advantages. I decided to create this cover because I wanted to do a forced perspective shot with see through elements, that appeared to contain stuff when in reality that stuff was just behind it. The TVs was perfect. The televisions themselves are made of foam, then sanded and painted. The milk carton is paper drawn on with markers, the remote and lil guy are ceramics painted with acrylic. The backdrop is painted and then I had a friend pose for me. The hand is my own. It was so difficult to get this perfectly aligned shot, but nonetheless my idea was finally brought to fruition. Magical Mysterious Dream Machine also plays baby showers and bat mitzvahs.
These are ceramic lighters, bowls, and cigarettes, strung on yarn. Hand painted, hand everything, this took forever . but in an un-obtrusive way. Meaning, I worked for like a month on this, but only for about thirty minutes every few days. #slavetothefiringschedule
This is a setting I made for World Aids Day 2018. I hand-made the tray in ceramic and painted my version of Haring’s Fight Aids Act Up. I found the cookies in the trash on 16th street.