In March last year Tim Holtz came to town and went to my favourite coffee shop called Truth. He loved it so much that he wrote a blog post all about his experience there.
In June of 2014 I decided to create a canvas based on Truth Coffee meets Tim Holtz which I posted on Twitter for them both to see. Truth said they wanted it and so I gave it to them...On meeting the one partner when I handed it over, he asked if I did commissions...and yes I do! So began the beginning of many meetings between myself and the partners, culminating in a final meeting yesterday with all three of them in which it was decided that I would be doing an art installation Steampunk style across their blank wall all down the one side of the shop.
I have made many samples for the wall to get a sense of scale for the cogs and other items. Some of which you might have seen blogged about here before, like the dress-form which is already in situ at Truth.
Here's another sample/trial run of one of their staff's profiles done in polystyrene (frame and all) and is 55cm x 75cm though I have not yet blogged about how this was created.