Building a wolf in 9 minutes
May 18, 2008 3:22 PM   Subscribe

Portland artist R. J. Travis Pond sculpts recycled steel into animals. Daniel Wiancko documents and shrinks the process using time-lapse photography. A Wolf = 9:11, Three Birds = 9:35.

"Wolf" soundtrack courtesy of the long-lost Thinking Fellers Union Local #282.
posted by not_on_display (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Honey, I shrunk the process!

I like this guy's stuff, and it's nice to see the shrunken process. Actually, though, I prefer the Wolf in its early stages. I think he should've quit with what he had around 4:18.

The Thinking Fellers tune is an Ennio Morricone cover. I dig their raggedy, slightly out of tune approach to it.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:10 PM on May 18, 2008

Very good looking metal sculpture.

His works reminds me of this bear.

I always look at the welds in metal sculpture, and sometimes I find really bad work.

I hope Pond wears a respirator, as welding dirty metal all day is a significant hazard.

I didn't care for his self-promotional video.
posted by Tube at 6:22 PM on May 18, 2008

Yeah I liked the TFU music a lot but the wolf video was LONG even sped up (I also liked the wolf earlier on in the process too). I like hw his personal site has an altair design background. Some of the more functional stuff he does -- stools, doghouses -- is pretty nifty.
posted by jessamyn at 9:16 PM on May 18, 2008

flapjax: agreed--the wolf was "done" about halfway through the process.
posted by not_on_display at 9:40 PM on May 18, 2008

Thanks Flapjax, I was wondering why I thought I was watching a Sergio Leone movie, and now I understand. Cool use of time lapse.
posted by BrotherCaine at 3:13 AM on May 19, 2008

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