Mittwoch, 8. Oktober 2008

Character Design tweaks: Kirk Rebellion

After a while working on the project, I realized a more unique shape would be more exciting, compared to the first outline. Starting from scratch didn't make sense, so I transformed my Kirk Rebellion character and tweaked it to be skateable …

So the improved shape would not only stand out more as a statue. It adds more features to the bowl: a small hip and a small taco ;-)

Mittwoch, 10. September 2008

About Character Mould

Character Mould is a urban art project: a sculpture-reference to art toys, character design and skateboarding.

It started in early July 2008 with an idea:
build a oversized mould and cast a giant character out of it …

The basic idea behind it was to create a lasting landmark for public use: an art sculpture that works as skatebowl, a statue that can be a legal graffiti wall

So a concept was entered into the Podium 08 competition by Land Salzburg … and surprisingly got funded! A tight budget needing the DIY approach of the mentioned subcultures, but at least something to start with ;-)

In early September 2008, just 2 days after getting the good news from Land Salzburg, the first meeting with the mayor of Radstadt took place, and after a short presentation they decided to support the project.