Here's a few pictures of my hot wheel assemblages from my Michael de Meng's class. What a fun class, I loved Michael as a teacher and highly recommend taking a workshop from him. Although there are many aspects of his class I already knew I still learned new things and it pushed me outside my usual comfort zone and I created pieces that aren't typical for me. Even though I love working with rust and grung, I did find I had a harder time with Michael's darker palette. Michael recommends using liquid nails to adhere objects but its not my preference I find that Liquid Nails takes way too long to set up and then when heated it gets goopy again. I have much better success and prefer the following adhesives because they do set up quickly are waterproof and I don't have to wait long: Bond 527 Adhesive, Quick Grip or Quick Hold Contact Adhesive, I can usually find at least one of these adhesives.
Here are a few more pictures of other people's pieces from the class:
Check out my sister's blog to see her Finished Cars:
There's seems to be a lot of mixed feelings regarding Michael's new book, I personally love it, but then I didn't have any preconceived expectations regarding it. Although Michael does explain how he does some of his art it is not a "how to" book. I found it refreshing, humorous, witty and insightful. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and understanding more how Michael approaches his art.
Secrets of Rusty Things: Transforming Found Objects into Art.
Publisher: North Light Books (May 30, 2007)