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***Background on how they came to existence***
Back in September 2001 just days before 911, my first mac arrived - an iBook 500Mhz.
I was taking OAC art at the time, and everyone was supposed to think up a topic. Whatever topic he/she chose would be used for the entire semester. After just one day of using my iBook, I was blown away. It was the first computer I ever had fun using. It didn't have the bland feel every Dull had. My obsession began.
Apple became my topic.
The day before 9/11, I'd drawn a large outline of the Apple logo on a board, unsure of what I'd do with it. Nothing came to my mind. When 9/11 occurred, I was freaked, but New York clicked with what I had in front of me. NY = BIG APPLE. SO many people have found different symbolism within the work. That is bin Laden in the flame by the way. My favourite piece.
***Steve Jobs forkin' Bill***
I remembered the OS 9 flower power background and "borrowed" that idea for this piece. It does look unfinished. I swiped the caricature of SJ from a site and gave it colour. Yeah yeah, so it's less original than it could be. Windows was not my cup of tea, so I had SJ fork the flag and leave Bill dangling - crying out for mercy! This is one of my least favourites - it looks quite unfinished.
I'd been using 10.1 for a few months and loved it - stable and not a chore to use. Steve was always touting the "digital hub". OS X swirls everything together, through different connections, with little hassle. The only regret I have is the omission of Airport - it would have been a better choice than ethernet.
Quite a challenge because it could've easily cracked or blown up. Building a wooden frame, squishing in the clay and waiting a week for it to dry - big hassle. Only then could I start shaving and detailing the clay. The keyboard was much easier than I thought, although I accidentally added two more keys than a real iBook has. The screen is quite thin - it was the most fragile part of the project. I did this project because I love the iBook design and wanted to test the limits of clay and my amateur abilities. It worked out nice - it survived the kiln.
Gaudy. The hand is hollow and is three times the size of my hand. It has the old school, 6 colour Apple logo stripes on it. Basically it's the old Apple bringing in the new modern Apple to the world that we know today. I'd read about the Cube and did a little tribute for it. It was discontinued, but I knew many still love their Cubes so I had to include it. Even today, Cubes are still kickin' with upgrades which continue their longevity. 1 Ghz. I was too lazy to make a cheap leaf for the apple. By the way, turning the 2-D Apple into 3-D was interesting, but I gave it some attitude. I decided to make the bite a mouth - it telling the world Apple has survived throughout various years of ups and downs. It has new life.
That was a fun semester. I gained the highest mark in the class - 86%. Not too shabby; however, I did borrow A LOT from Apple. I hope I don't get sued for the logo use
These are for good intentions only.
Anyways, I hope you enjoy these works. It was pure fun creating them - just like using a Mac.