Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Nemo 20,000

I just finished up a new guitar assemblage that I'm calling "The Nemo 20,000." It reminds me of something Captain Nemo might play in the Nautilus on a rainy day. ;P

I bought the guitar off of eBay for about $5. I sanded it and coated the entire guitar with copper and iron acrylic paint. Added some dabs of rust and copper patina to age it.

At Goodwill I found a cool oxygen gauge which I stuck at the top of the guitar. That piece gave me fits. It was too heavy to glue, so I had to drill a hole and then seal it with Liquid Nails.

JoAnn's craft shop had some neat little wooden pegs that looked like rivets.

There is a piece from a cheese grater with a handle so Nemo can really "shred" when he wants to.

Finally I put an exhaust pipe on it and a temp/humidity gauge and a couple of plastic firemen to watch over the whole flammable mess.

You can click on the image to get a little closer look.


Joe said...

It's great to see that your work in assemblage has had much success! I could never create this type of work, just not something I identify with, but you definitely have a strong command of this type of work.

Great stuff!

Randy Hill said...

Thanks so much Joe...Thanks for the encouragement!

Jessica said...

Very unique and Nemo-esque. Love it as usual!