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NOVEMBER 16, 2018
Compulsive Creative Minds Eye Flow These somewhat obscure doodles were recently made while sitting in my doctor’s office time is never to be wasted its to precious. I currently need to create a base for my current project a four and a half wide foot all metal bird sculpture. The base must be light, must be strong, and must come apart to move or to transport. And naturally the bird must be able to spin on its base. Then several days after the sketches were made the idea simply popped into my head, a bike pedal, an unused old steel air tank, a mislolanious steel plate, and lots and lots of fiberglass cloth and fiberglass resin. Ideas that do not go away are usually good ones they keep running around the minds eye. This is sculpture six in a current series of “ Chris Spollens Silver Six Sculptures”. One will spin one will rotate and the others will all stare at one another. This series is currently top secret as the Russians are always ease dropping outside our factory walls and hacking our email to review factory supply orders for possible clues as to where the current projects might take us.
Bi monthly our factory promotional department makes one of their presentations for the “Steam Powered Art Factories” advertising concepts. This concept idea was a jigsaw puzzle made of a steam rocket ship, or a box of rock ship cards. Sorry I slowly stated I would not settle for anything but metal!
Bay Street Boiler 1894 New From the continuing ‘’Trains and Track’s’’, Series Recent Sculptures by Artist Chris Spollen It has been said that on warm summer morning when the boilers of The Bay Street Boiler were being fired up with hard number seven coal bilious smoke could be seen rising from the St George Train yards as far away as the top of Victory Boulevard. The towns folk who were located along the track lines in Tompkinsville would often be abruptly awakened at five thirty AM from the tremendous crackling and rattling of their modest homes by Bay Street Boiler on her first weekly mail run to Tottenville.By the time she reached Great Kills her steam levels were all up and she leveled off and quietly clattered into the quite town of Totenville in a blaze of blueish white smoke a real beauty in her day. This Sculpture measures; two and a half feet wide by two feet high Composed of Oak, Steel, and Iron. Made in the USA
La Razzer Ray French Gun 1814 This is a bejeweled historical French Ray Gun of significance in it is truly a mechanical and an electrical masterpiece. A Royal relic from the war of 1812 and believed to have been of royal origins given in its bejewleled looks and elegant style. It has rumored to be crafted for the King of France as a parlor side arm. This amazing piece of early scientific craftsman ship was a hand cranked electrical self-charged two shot ray gun years ahead of its time given its innovative technology and internal workings. This Sculpture measures; two and a half feet wide by three feet high Composed of Oak, Steel, and Iron. Another recent sculpture in the on going series of sculptures by artist and sculptor artist and sculptor Chris Spollen “La Ray Guns De La Fanstical”
The Stellar Space X Rocket Ship Prototype 2018 An all steel rocket ship somewhat retro in design and landing platform based on the current concepts of the space X program, reusable; rocket ships and floating recovery landing barges. This is an all steel sculpture measuring eighteen inches in height and twelve inches in width This is another sculpture in artist and sculptor Chris Spollen’s ongoing series of sculptures entitled “Robots and Rocket Ships”
The Captain Cook “Twizzler” A British lightweight naval deck gun 1782 Alter the brutal murder of Captain Cook in Hawaii February 14, 1782, {Captain James Cook FRS was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy.} The British Royal Navy went into a panic as how a crew might handle a tribe of murderous natives when ashore in uncharted waters. British inventor James Fulbright proposed “The Twizzler” the “Twizzler” was a rather rare and eccentric invention for its time in that it used the ships bilge pumps to create compressed air enough to propel the twizzles darts up to a hundred and fifty feet. This weapon could be set to single fire darts or a burst of six’s darts at one time. Alas as innovative as this design was a barrage of various naval cannons and gunpowder surpassed and it was bypassed and forgotten by multiples of movable naval deck guns. Little else is known about this strange and amazing design and today this is the only model known to exist. This Sculpture measures; three foot wide by two feet high Composed of Oak, Steel, and Iron. Another recent sculpture in the on going series of sculptures by artist and sculptor Chris Spollen “La Ray Guns De La Fanstical”