Talking about characters and appropriation during class today had me thinking of visiting Amsterdam Duck Store in, well, Amsterdam. It’s a store dedicated solely to rubber ducks, painted to represent many different recognizable political figures, fantasy characters, cartoons, figurines, etc.
IDEAS: busts, nesting political eggs, edible, puns, altered ordinary object, fake candy, bottle of pills (xanax, adderall, etc. inspiration link). Teeth Wheels.
THEMES: political, absurd
METHODS: 4-axis, OtherMill, lathe
Notes from class: Focus on characters, keep functionality limited, use appropriation, nostalgia.