Psychedelic Pineapples

Psychedelic Pineapples, Miniature Art Sculpture by Stephanie Kilgast
Psychedelic Pineapples sculpture, you can also get the print in my redbubble shop

Creative processes are hard to explain because they’re often very organic. They can take weeks, months even years without you even noticing it and suddenly it makes sense and you start.

For the first pineapple of the daily mini veggie challenge, I mixed a technique from Angie Scarr’s, which uses caning and made said cane looking closely at a pineapple.

Day 65 – Pineapple

It was long and annoying but the result was cool. I liked it.
So much that I already thought I wanted to make different colored pineapples, just for the sheer joy of making miniature pineapples.
But I got lazy.
Sculpting a pineapple is tedious work.
Life went on.
And then came the black and pink pineapple.
Sometimes it all starts with an image.

Ananas Comosus, image from toptropicals.com
Ananas Comosus, image from toptropicals.com

I was smitten.
And also lazy, again!
But a couple of weeks later, I was ready to sculpt it, this time from scratch. Tedious work, yes, but exhilarating at the same time.

Day 204 – Royal Hawaiian Pineapple

I had a blast.
And what happens when artists have a blast? They want more.
So next day I decided to make 3 more color combo.
A quick sketch.
I wanted to make a sort of very tiny wall sculpture. So I started fiddling around with textures for the background, until I found something I liked.

Psychedelic Pineapples, Miniature Art Sculpture by Stephanie Kilgast

And on to the pineapples I went, sculpting madly and happily.
Putting everything together.
Sculpting the back, so I can hang it on the wall, like my sweet melons composition.

I’m not sure yet if I want to make a serie around psychedelic fruits and veggies or not. I’m afraid it’s too much Andy Warhol like, and then again, I suppose it doesn’t really matter, you sometimes need to go through different phases to find a fitting path.
What do you think?

xx
Stéphanie

Psychedelic Pineapples, Miniature Art Sculpture by Stephanie Kilgast
Psychedelic Pineapples, Miniature Art Sculpture by Stephanie Kilgast
Psychedelic Pineapples, Miniature Art Sculpture by Stephanie Kilgast

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