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'Diversity' Torso Light by Hivemind-Inc 'Diversity' Torso Light by Hivemind-Inc
Wall-light in UV plastic.

This is my pride and joy, my favorite piece. It was made for college as the 3rd stage of a 3 part project, where the brief told us to create a light or a decorative box based on the subject of diversity. I chose to work with the human body because it's something in which we are all unique and I specifically chose the female torso as there is a constant stream of propaganda in the media of what the female shape 'should' be like.

I used a shop-dummy torso (kindly donated by the Dorothy Perkins store in Dudley) and made a plaster mould of it. I experimented with different ways of creating the female shape as a shade and ended up chosing this one, which is one sheet of plastic with strips cut into it to be reminiscent of a ribcage. This was mounted onto a separate back board with a bracket attached to hold the bulb.

I would love to make more of these in different colours when I once again have access to an oven for heating the plastic (hot air gun wont do for this) and have made a new plaster mould. I had to leave the old one behind when I moved.

Photograph: M. Doyle
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'Diversity' Torso Light by ~Hivemind-Inc is vibrant and simple, with its plastic 'ribs' and glowing 'heart'. ( Featured by ohnojaylo )
spiderkid321 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing.
Hivemind-Inc Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :bow:
spiderkid321 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love one in my room. =]
RedGilly Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
stunning ! congrats
Hivemind-Inc Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you very much! :bow:
Itti Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you ask for things like that? I wouldn't know what to say. I'm scared enough to ask shops for empty boxes.
UndeadWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
that is really awesome. Great work! I really like the colors and the shape!
Hivemind-Inc Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks! :) I'm hoping to re-make it for my final year at uni, maybe in ceramics.
UndeadWolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
Cool! I'll look for it!
FuchsiaG Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen this before, I know it! Still I haven't commented or faved!!! Stupid me!
I really really totally could see something like this on my wall!!! I L-O-V-E it!
Do you sell stuff and take requests? :flirty:
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