Stoned Foam ™
The name says a lot, but not quite all...
Stoned Foam ™ is the name of my incredible styrofoam sculptures. I've used both recycled foam as well as store bought. I've perfected a primer that allows me to paint/finish the piece to almost any look or texture as you can see....stone, wood, metal, or plastic.
My Dimensional Stabilizers are made from foam packing crates for weedeaters and heaters. The shapes you find in recycled foam/packing blocks are amazing, especially for sci-fi themed projects. These columns are the gate into my TARDIS.
My Trek Table was made out of necessity. I needed a place to put my Book of Shadows. I made the Trek Table from three shipping blocks used for ceiling fans or something like that. Who knows, it's all fun.
I originally made my Trek Table configured for the U.S.S. Defiant. Last year I furbished and reconfigured it to the U.S.S. Equinox.
The graphics are copied from Star Trek magazines and such, laminated, and glued in place.
The Airlock (still detailing) is made of store bought foam, with an old clock for the port hole. It also included a small piece of plywood, primered and painted and detailed in 2 weeks. It looked so cool, I originally called this piece "oh shit" because I was going to crack the glass in the porthole, showing a dangerous alien landscape, but the view is so pretty I couldn't bring myself to ruin it. Oh well, now I call it "Airlock 5".
My Book of Shadows ™ was originally my "Creation Registry" for my former studio Crescent Song Toy Studio. I liked it so much, I claimed it and made it my Book of Shadows. I've written it in the elder Furth_______. I've been practicing Rune Craft and Rune Script for over 20 years, and yes, I still make mistakes when I write in runes (from memory).
My Book of Shadows is filled with drawings of my art, old celtic stories and legends, herbal spells and cures, prayers and incantations, etc.
The wood grain effect on the outside was done via experimentation. I didn't know if it would work, but it did! You will notice bumps and bruises on the book. The foam does need touch-up maintenance from time to time. and I will cover this topic on my WebCast show, "Tardis Time with Joseph", coming soon.
My Tribal Monolith ™ was really cool. I used the language I invented for Stone Edge Creations ©, combined with some animal drawings and my studio logo at the top: Crescent Song Toy Studio. I mixed two colors of granite-looking spray paint which worked really well.
Before I made my tribal monolith, I made a stone tablet and two large stone clevers and displays for my Stone Edge Creations © sculpture line.
I have another piece of Stoned Foam ™, however it is currently deemed classified until my trademarks, patents etc. clear. Coming Soon... "Nemesis ™!"