Big Heads party photos

Rob with all six completed heads (l to r: The Socialite, The Professor, The Artist, The Columnist, The Philantropist, and The Politician

Rob with all six completed heads (l to r: The Socialite, The Professor, The Artist, The Columnist, The Philantropist, and The Politician (click image to view large)

Christine and I finished up the giant heads and accompanying costumes and accessories last week. We opened Swizzle Studio’s front door to show the finished foam sculptures to our friends and neighbours.

The Head Table will come to life on Saturday, November 22, at STRUTT, the jaw-dropping wearable art show in St. Catherines, Ontario.

For information and tickets: http://struttwearableartshow.ca/

My excellent contractors Simon and Donay try out the oversized smart phones and camera.

My excellent contractors Simon and Donay try out the oversized smart phones and camera.

My 6'5" friend Ryan provides a useful gauge to measure the "The Artist" by.

My 6’5″ friend Ryan provides a useful gauge to measure the “The Artist” by.

Preview The Head Table at a special open studio

The Head Table in progress.

The Head Table in progress (photo: Lucie Robert)

We’ve spent the last eight weeks designing and building a sculpture project called The Head Table. It will be unveiled on the runway of STRUTT, the annual wearable art show extravaganza in St. Catharines, Ontario in two weeks.

I can’t recommend STRUTT enough. I’d put it up against anything you’ve seen at heavy-hitting cultural events such as Luminato, Nuit Blanche or even Burning Man. The factory setting, the actors who bring the wearable art to life, and the incredible music (this year, live Acadian hip-hop from Radio Radio!) all make it an amazing evening. But I know not everyone can make the show, and I’d like you to see what we’ve been knocking ourselves out working on.

We’re opening the front room of the studio this Friday to show off the work before we wrap it and load it in a cargo van. Drop by after school (kids are welcome) or after work and check it out.

As a bonus, Christine’s hilarious and/or disturbing textile project 28 Clowns Later will be on display too.

Three panels from Christine Cosby's 28 Clowns Later.

Three panels from Christine Cosby’s 28 Clowns Later.

Open Studio & preview of The Head Table
Friday, October 7, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Swizzle Studio
1944 Davenport Road (red and white building)
Toronto, ON, M6N 1C2

STRUTT information and tickets: struttwearableartshow.ca/

Saturday night’s alright for painting enormous pompadours

pompadour-strutt-in-progress

I’ve been working on my STRUTT project, The Head Table, since September. I overreached somewhat this year, but the sculptures are starting to shape up nicely.