A Chair Shaped Object (300 coats of paint)

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A Chair Shaped Object (300 coats of paint)

Postby piccini9 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:14 pm

I'm starting an art project on the Solstice, December 22 this year. This past Wednesday at the end of the day I nailed together a rather crude chair shaped object. Smaller than even a small child would want to sit in, it has nice lines, almost monumental in a small way. On the 22nd I'm going to paint it. Then I'm going to paint it every day for the next year, just one coat of paint a day, alternating colors. There will be photo documentation, and a little notebook with paint colors documented. I spent today clearing a space in the basement for this. Will be posting photos as I go along.

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Postby Zer0 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:57 pm

Paint it daily for 20 years and it might be big enough for an adult to sit in.
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Postby cjp » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:50 pm

05:30zulu Dec22 2011 = 21:30PDT Dec21 2011, if you want to be precise ;)


edit--- wait. . . what state are you in again? :o
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Postby Metalredneck » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:09 am

Can we cut it open afterward to see the layers? Cool project, Pete!
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Postby piccini9 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:09 am

Metalredneck wrote:Can we cut it open afterward to see the layers? Cool project, Pete!


Oh, oh shit. Now I gotta think about that for a whole year.
Maybe I'll do two of them...
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Postby Bigshankhank » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:48 pm

Oh wow, I remember a while back a group of local artists did the same thing with an Absolut Vodka billboard in Houston.
It was cool as shit to watch it change colors, and it was noticeably thicker when it was all said and done.
Good luck.

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Postby piccini9 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:19 pm

Buit another, smaller chair today with nails strategically placed to facilitate sawing in half at year's end.
Have been finding conflicting info on when solstice actually happens.
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Postby piccini9 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:22 pm

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Postby Bigshankhank » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:14 pm

piccini9 wrote:Image

Maybe it's the resolution on my screen, but that picture totally looks photoshopped, like the man is supposed to be holding a ham but you put a chair there, instead.
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Postby piccini9 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:22 am

That's the funniest thing I've read all day. :lol:
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Postby Zer0 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:07 am

piccini9 wrote:Have been finding conflicting info on when solstice actually happens.


Earthsky.org wrote:Bottom line: The 2011 December solstice takes place on Thursday, December 22 at 5:30 Universal Time. That’s Wednesday, December 21 at 11:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Happy solstice!

. . . or, for you, it's in the wee hours of Dec. 22, 12:30 a.m. East Coast Standard. Dec. 22 for you and everyone east of you, and Dec. 21 for all of us west.

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Postby piccini9 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:37 am

Thanks, that clears up some confusion.

Late tonight, early tomorrow it is then. Also, the smaller chair is going to make an appearance in a film one of my "wacky art friends" is making.
I'm so excited about this it isn't even funny. :D
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Postby Metalredneck » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:36 am

Good stuff, Pete! Keep us posted!
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Postby piccini9 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:50 pm

Well. The first chair to be painted was the smaller of the two. It was painted BLOOD RED after taking my friend down from the cross following production of his Solstice Snuff Film.
Then I painted the other chair WHITE, according to plan. This took place at around 2:00 AM on Thursday, I can't tell you how hard it was to not paint them again on Thursday afternoon.
Friday I painted them both WHITE just to get the two chairs in sync, and today I painted them both PINK, (some horrid color I had left over from a job) they will probably be painted alternately WHITE and PINK for a while because that's what I have on hand.
I am now considering adding a Ham Shaped Object to the mix. :D
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Postby Bigshankhank » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:10 pm

piccini9 wrote:I am now considering adding a Ham Shaped Object to the mix. :D


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Postby rolly » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:55 pm

If I haven't said so yet, I think this is great.

Have you considered taking a photo every day and posting it to a tumblr or something?
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Postby Vitiare » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:56 pm

Once you've spent a year painting it, hit it with a sander/grinder in some spots and you should have an interesting color pattern.

Good luck! We all expect daily pictures, of course.
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Postby piccini9 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:28 pm

Will you ridicule me if I ask what a tumblr is?
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Postby rolly » Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:09 pm

Tumblr is a simple microblog platform, ideal for blogging images. Example, another, yet another (those are links). It's meant to be very easy to use (if you can post images to this board, posting to Tumblr should be child's play). Another idea would be to open a Twitter account and tweet a photo every day, also easy.

Why would you want to? Well, it might help get your art seen by wider audience, if that's something you'd like. We think A Chair Shaped Object is a cool idea, other people out there surely will too. The advantage of Tumblr or Twitter over Facebook and this place is discoverability, those people might be able to actually find your stuff. There is of course no guarantee, but one thing the internet loves is regularly updated things, which this project seems ideal for.
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Postby piccini9 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:14 pm

What the fuck is a URL?
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Postby rolly » Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:40 pm

Uniform Resource Locator, you know them as links or internet addresses. For instance http://www.blackletter.org or http://www.tumblr.com are URLs. If you are creating a tumblr, put in what you'd like the URL to be, keeping in mind that it will append .tumblr.com to whatever you enter (ie: enter "achairshapedobject" and the URL will be http://www.achairshapedobject.tumblr.com ).
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Postby piccini9 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:25 pm

OK I think I started a tumblr thing. Not sure

try I don't know if I'm http://www.tumblr.com/blog/achairshapedobject it right.
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Postby Bigshankhank » Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:56 am

piccini9 wrote:OK I think I started a tumblr thing. Not sure

try I don't know if I'm http://www.tumblr.com/blog/achairshapedobject it right.

No, that did not work.
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Postby rolly » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:09 am

Bigshankhank wrote:
piccini9 wrote:OK I think I started a tumblr thing. Not sure

try I don't know if I'm http://www.tumblr.com/blog/achairshapedobject it right.

No, that did not work.


I found it! It's http://achairshapedobject.tumblr.com/. That works.
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Postby piccini9 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:12 am

Can you tell me how you found it, and what I might do to make it easier to find?
The tumblr site seems to presuppose some knowledge on my part that I do not have.
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Postby Vitiare » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:31 am

Im looking forward to seeing the daily pics!
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Postby rolly » Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:04 am

piccini9 wrote:Can you tell me how you found it, and what I might do to make it easier to find?
The tumblr site seems to presuppose some knowledge on my part that I do not have.


Tumblr addresses generally take the form of <whatever you called it> dot tumblr dot com so I shuffled the words of the link you provided around when that didn't work. The address for you for uploading and management purposes may be the slash blog slash etc, or not, I don't know.

I'm supposed to be doing Xmas at my brohams right now so I'll have to give you some thoughts on making it easier to find after I get back.

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Postby piccini9 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:30 pm

Mew Years Day update.


http://achairshapedobject.tumblr.com/

Is that it?
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Postby SSCAM » Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:55 pm

piccini9 wrote:Mew Years Day update.

http://achairshapedobject.tumblr.com/

Fixed that for you.

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