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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 )
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spiderkid321 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing.
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Hivemind-Inc Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :bow:
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spiderkid321 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love one in my room. =]
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RedGilly Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
stunning ! congrats
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Hivemind-Inc Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you very much! :bow:
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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.
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UndeadWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
that is really awesome. Great work! I really like the colors and the shape!
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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.
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UndeadWolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
Cool! I'll look for it!
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FuchsiaG Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:O
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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