Thursday, January 3, 2008

Rocketship #7


While at a Goodwill store, I found an interesting old, what looks like a metal coffee filter of some kind.

It had three cool legs on it already, and I could tell right away that it was going to become a rocket.

I went down to Home Depot, found some small plastic plumbing "elbow" joints that I used for the thrusters.

The number 7 was a chrome house number that I found at the same place.

I then coated the entire piece with a iron acrylic paint. I added some rusting solution and a patina to the number.

The inside of the piece is stuffed with multi-colored Christmas tree lights that blink. It looks pretty cool in the dark.

4 comments:

Fernanda Scott said...

I love this piece Randy!

Randy Hill said...

Thank you Fernanda!

Allegra Smith said...

Lovely! even if the coffee filter happens to be a jelly bag holder, thus the long "legs". In the old days when people were still making jelly at home, they would lined the "chinois" or Chinese hat with a clean kitchen towel and placed the cooked fruit to drip into a large bowl where the chinois would sit. The result would be a clear liquid that when adding pectin would become jelly. I still like it better as a rocket, however. *smile*

Allegra

Randy Hill said...

Thank you Allegra for letting me know what the original purpose of this "contraption" was! Confusion solved!