Thursday, May 6, 2010

SEA CAVE: The Final Piece

Here are some pictures of the installation I did last week at the Emerson Space Case, courtesy of Stephanie Brachmann. It's a window gallery so the piece consists of four separate "frames" of work. Let's start with each frame individually and then some artier details, shall we?

Frame #1 : The Eyes

Frame #2 : The Octopus Den

Frame #3 : School

Frame #4 : The Whale

Detail #1 : The Eel

I may need to get a picture of the eel in the day because the blue light illuminating it belies the detailed color work of the actual sculpture.

Detail #2 : Tentacle

I'll be posting a separate blog soon about the making of the tentacle.

Detail #3 : Serpent Sea Star

Stephanie did an amazing job of painting this sea star for the installation.

Detail #4 : Fish

I actually wanted there to be an overwhelming amount of fish in this frame, but time did not allow. I'm considering doing more and adding them as the month goes on.

Detail #5 : Eel #2

Okay, so this eel is a little less blue saturated.

"From the Street"

There's a tree blocking the first window from the street, so it's impossible to get a full shot of the piece, but here's the closest we can get.

Thanks to everyone who made it to the opening Monday night, and if you didn't the installation will be up until the beginning of June, so stop by and take a look. And a big thanks to Stephanie for her help with everything along the way. If not for her I'd still be there working on it, I'm sure.

Once again, The Emerson Space Case is an installation window gallery on the corner of NE Emerson and NE 30th in Portland, OR. Check out their blog for news and pictures of shows past.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!


judy bawls said...

Super A+. Especially the whale in the window. Very awesomely jurassic park.

Heumann said...

The eyes are definitely my favorite. They leave so much to the imagination.

AARON and KATE said...

awesome, dude.

Ilan S. said...

Thanks guys. I hope to make more stuff like this in the future.

Robert said...

Looks great ilan, from the website photos. Great imaginative scenes of the deep....i'd like to be under the sea, in an octopus' garden in the shade......
Sorry i couldn't see it in person. Stuck right now near the mexican border...


Anna said...

So Ilan, So awesome! I like the school of fish the best! They look so worried.