BENNY, 14" x 9" x 5"
Made from Car Parts & a Teapot
Jeff's method is to respond to the materials so BENNY is a collaboration between himself and these car parts. Benny started with constructing the eyes/nose combination. BENNY began to influence what was added, how it was shaped, and what colours were needed--if any. BENNY started with shovel and torque converter parts. Gas tanks and transmission filter covers were added later. Layers of paint were built upon the hair and lower face and then sanded off. These masks are about the process--the story ( if any) arises from the process and is always subject to interpretation.