- Michael Bishop
- EDUCATION American Institute for Foreign Study, Richmond, England Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, CA San Diego State University, San Diego, CA EXHIBITIONS Studio Seven Group Exhibition; Muriel Reynolds Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA June, 1988 Featured Artist; the Art Site Gallery, San Diego, CA August, 1988 Group Show; Rogue Gallery, San Diego, CA November, 1988 One Person Show; Mesa Tax Corporate Offices, San Diego, CA April, 1989 Two Person Show; Soho Gallery, La Jolla, CA August, 1989 Featured Artist; Pratt Gallery, San Diego, CA January, 1990 Group Show; Walt Disney Imagineering; Glendale, CA September, 1994 San Jose Museum of Art "Cool Stuff" show and auction; San Jose, CA 2000 P.A.W.S. LA Charity Art Auction; Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA August, 2005 Contributing Artist; Ryman Foundation for the Arts, Glendale and Hollywood, CA 1995-2013 Participant: Clos Le Chance Winery Annual Art Show, Morgan Hill, CA November, 2008 AFFILIATIONS San Diego Art Institute Gallery; Balboa Park 1987-1989 Art Site Inc. Artist's Cooperative Gallery; San Deigo, CA 1988-1990
Dec 28, 2015
I scaled the parts down to ornament size, actually the size that would accommodate "O" rings for the tires and copper tubes for machine guns. They're laser etched and cut from thick copper paper and thinner gold paper.
The shading of the rivets and panel lines was done with eye shadow. It worked like pastels but had a shimmer to it that my pastels don't have.
They measure about 3" x 4" x 2.5"
Most if not all of these are in private collections now.
I was thinking that you might find these at Christmas tree lots to keep the workers warm and in a good mood. Each one is about 3" tall and most are in private collections now.
I had the sculpt of my Bulldog Cafe project 3D scanned and had one print at a smaller scale produced. I made a mold of it and cast about 12 of these in light weight resin. I painted them to try to mimic old world glass ornaments and added the details to turn them into toys.
They're about 3" x 4" x 2" and are all in private collections now.