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A Hard Day’s Beatle Sculpture

Here is my fourth miniature found-objects Beatles assemblage, celebrating the wonderful movie and album A Hard Day's Night in 1964, which is when at 13 in deepest New Zealand, Beatlemania finally swept me away. #Beatles #AgeOfOlympus @TitanBooks ...

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Beatles Sculpture Number 3

This is my third miniature Beatles sculpture, which I've put together to celebrate their third album, With the Beatles. Love their little bobbling heads! #Beatles #AgeOfOlympus @TitanBooks ...

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Beatles Sculpture Number Two: Please Please Me.

Here's the second in my series of miniature Beatles assemblage sculptures using found Beatles figurines. This one commemorates their first album, Please Please Me from 1963. #Beatles #AgeOfOlypmus @TitanBooks ...

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Faking Michelangelo

There's a delicious story in today's London Times giving pretty conclusive evidence that the "1520" portrait of Michelangelo as painted by Sebastiano now being shown as part of a big exhibition in Britain's National Gallery was actually created in about 1959! Egg (tempera) on faces all round, I suspect ...

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Miniature Beatles in the Cavern

Here is the first of a series of cigar-box style sculptures I have begun to make, incorporating Beatles figurines I have collected over the years, many of them wonderfully bad! I got these models of the early Beatles, which are made of some kind of metal, in a shop, long since disappeared, in an alley behind Regent Street. No idea who made them, but they fit the Cavern perfectly. #Beatles #AgeOfOlympus @TitanBooks ...

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The Lone Ranger tours McCloud

I was recently restoring one of my sculptures which hangs in the magnificent Wild West era McCloud Hotel,  near Mount Shasta in Northern California. While I was at work one of the characters in the sculpture escaped and was only recaptured after many adventures, as I think these pictures prove ...

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Strange Scene

Every now and then I find two or three items from my collection of juvenile ephemera (otherwise known as toys and games) that demand to be put together in the same narrative. Here is the latest, for which the legend reads THE GIANT DUCK OF TOPEKA HAD CLAIMED YET ANOTHER VICTIM PS IF THIS AMUSES YOU, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE IT WITH PEOPLE YOU THINK MIGHT LIKE IT TOO!...

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Restoring a sculpture

When I'm not writing I make sculptures using old toys and games as my medium, and I've just finished restoring and adding LEDs to a sculpture I call Uptown Saturday Night. Here it is by day and by night. PS IF THIS AMUSES YOU, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE IT WITH PEOPLE YOU THINK MIGHT LIKE IT TOO! THE SHARE BUTTON IS AT THE TOP ...

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Surprising Scenes

Every now and then I look at one of the toy figures I’ve collected for my sculptures and a little joke occurs to me, which leads me to take a photo. Here are a few of these whimsical creations ...

Wonder Cabinets

I have for some years now been creating a series of works composed of toys and other mass-produced cultural artifacts, which could be seen as Joseph Cornell boxes writ large: they are four feet long, three feet tall and between three and six inches deep. What interests me about mass market toys is that because they're designed to grab kids' attention as forcefully and quickly as possible they go right to the heart of the way people see the world at a particular time, revealing things about our culture and...

The Adventures of Ed & Hen

The Adventures of Edward and Henrietta - Intro & Chapter 1 I used some of the odder figures from my toy collection and a still camera to shoot twelve short films recounting the epic saga of two small Victorian children as they explore the Wild West, meet a tribe of Lost Vikings, battle with Aliens, and with occasional interjections from Sherlock Holmes, save Queen Victoria herself from the clutches of Captain Nemo. In short -  Jules Verne had met Monty Python. Click here to watch the next episode....