Sing For Hope Piano - Time Warp Part 1

Hello All! So about two months ago I started telling you about my Piano adventure with Sing for Hope.  I then got so busy making the piano I had no time to write about it!  However, I did document the piano's evolution in pictures.  As we lead up to the public unveiling of all 88 pianos I thought I'd bring you all up to speed by going back in time and tracking the piano's evolution.  So, where did I leave off...oh yes - the back of the piano.  As of my last post, all that was on was the central face and my heart/hands and I was about to have a plastering party!

Easter Sunday I had a plastering party (the invites might have read something like come and get plastered while you get plastered).  Many thanks to all who came out and let me cover them in vaseline and plaster gauze :) Here's a pic - sorry I don't have more.  If any of you who were there want to send me the ones I know you have on your phones - please do so!

Me being Vanna White while Sonia patiently waits for the plaster to dry.

After my plastering party it was back to the piano studio! Here is how the rest of the piano evolved over the next week.

First there was one arm (Al's arm to be precise):

IMG_3586Then there were 2 (that's either Tina or Virginia - tragically I have forgotten - swiss cheese for brains sometimes):

IMG_3587Then came third (that one is Sonia):

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Here's another angle because it looks cool:

IMG_3589Then I added a 4th arm and a bunch of faces - Obviously I neglected to document in the middle - probably due to plaster covered hands and my nightly race against the clock:

IMG_3594Just FYI we are up to Wednesday, April 3rd.  I said I'd get you to the end of the week right? Right.  So I did this Thursday night:

IMG_3599And then I needed more body parts so I took Friday night off.  Stay tuned for what happened the following week!

Sing For Hope Piano - It Begins!

As some of you may know, I submitted a proposal to be one of the artists for Sing For Hope's annual Sing for Hope Piano Project and I was accepted!!!  I am essentially creating a bas-relief on the piano using plaster and papier-mache casts of a whole bunch of people from all over NYC.  Aiming for a 3D variation of my Black & White and Color work on a  PIANO :)  So exciting!

Last week was my first week in the piano studio working on my piano.  Here is a pic of me & my piano at he beginning aka the BEFORE PICTURE:

Me & My Piano BEFORE PIC

I mentioned I'm casting a lot of people right?  This includes some fabulous young people from Still Waters in a Storm. Check out some pics from our casting session:

Kid Casting 2_3_27_2013 Kid Casting 3_27_2013

Fun right?!?!

So I went straight from that casting session to the piano studio.  So then the piano looked like this:

Piano_Arm

And then like this:

Piano_Arm & 1 Face copy

Then this:

Piano_Arm & 2 Faces 2 copy

Then it was late  and I had to leave.  But I went back the next night and did this:

Piano_Arm & 3 faces copy

Then I thought I should work on the back a bit:

Piano_Back with Face & Heart Hands copy

Then I realized I needed more/different body part casts.  So I'm throwing a plastering part this weekend.  Stay tuned for updates :)

Enjoy your weekend!