Sunday, January 14, 2007

Back from Arisia

We have returned from Arisia.

We had one theft during the art show, but sold one of my ray guns (The Cinco de Mayo) and a number of Julie's polymer dragons.

Julie had me write up little stories for each of my pieces before the show, that we put on the back of the bid sheets. The one for Cinco de Mayo read:

"Cinco de Mayo - Mixed Media Ray Gun by Tom Kastan
Two lovers, one stranger. When honor has been challenged, satisfaction must be found. The Cinco de Mayo is a non-working replica ray gun, commemorating the duel that will take place on the 5th of May, 2117, at dusk, on the sandy beach of La Paz, Baja California. Refreshments will be served."

The gentleman who bought the piece (in a nice, black velvet lined display case), has a persona named "Flamingo Montoya", who is apparently a decendent of Inigo Montoya from _The Princess Bride_, and was very happy to purchase the piece. His last words to me, while holding the ray gun to my head, was "Make more!".

2 Comments:

Anonymous Flamingo Montoya said...

Thank you very much for creating such a lovely piece. Any suggestions for display?

9:14 PM  
Blogger SquidgePa said...

Hi Flamingo!

The box on a coffee table might be nice.

You could also see if you could find some sort of display case at a craft store to mount on the wall. Craft stores are big on deep frames with glass covers.

6:42 PM  

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