Fun with plastic 'n stuff: Drama Diorama

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I have been making art from found objects for most of my life and I got this little metal bird feeder in a junk shop a while ago, got started but then stopped because I didn't have enough plastic toys. Not that I spent my time looking for these specific objects, there's just a time when you come across stuff and you know that that's what you were looking for.

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Last week I went off to buy epoxy resin so I could finish up and then I fell off my scooter and wrecked my knee and ankle so maybe it's the effects of the anti-inflammatories that created this scene of duelling ballerinas; who knows?

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All good cat fights need a ring of rubberneckers and the swords are fish fin bones

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If you're wondering what the wooden fish is about, It's a chandelier made with an old piece of broken jewellery I found in the garden

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The floor is made from bits of broken crockery that also came out of the soil when I was sieving it to prepare a vegetable garden. It was only afterwards that I realised that many of the pieces could be fitted back together again

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Fans of Emir Kusturica films might be amused:

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The drama queens on the roof must overreact because the cats only care about each other

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This is the current scene inside the bird feeder. The ballerinas and spectators are removeable so if the mood moves me, I'll create something else in there and photograph it too



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Wonderful, Maybe you could do some animations with it. Hope your knee and ankle is healing well.

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Thank you! First I'd have to figure animations out but that's a good idea.
The knee and ankle are looking better and much less painful thanks to Voltaren

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I like it! With the skulls and ghosts and overall vibe it feels like it fits for spoopy season. <3

!LUV

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Thank You! The skulls and stuff just all seemed to make their way to my house in one way or another

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I see you're a collector and an artist!

I was imagining you giving them voices, and creating stories 😁...

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😁 Oh yes, there always little stories being told as the pieces get assembled

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Sorry about messing up your leg. Like your adult doll house ...😉🤣

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No good use use for bird feeders at my place, so this is next best

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That's pretty damn cool, the ballerinas look like things got serious. Wonder which one started it, is it over a man, an argument, could it be over shoes!

Maybe I'm overthinking it.

It's cool tho, nice one

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Thank you. Nothing wrong with overthinking it, my guess would be shoes 😁

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I knew it! It's almost always shoes.

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Ballerina shoes are enough to make anyone nasty. They do permanent damage to feet, too

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Now it just needs a grackle to command all the critters around inside the bird house.

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True. We don't have Grackles here but I can think of a few that would fit the bill

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I always think of grackles for a halloween style bird, the other bird that comes to mind is a raven but it is too big to fit in there.

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That's true and the blue bird is more of a crazy pigeon

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I really like a lot of details about this 'diorama' you've created. I also collect stuff... I thought its sort of disease or malady :P

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Thank you! Collecting weird stuff is a good malady to have

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ehehe, I like it myself too! but a sad thing attached here: the room, I dont have a house that could hold it
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a !PIZZA ?..

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Thanks for 🍕! Yes, that's also true

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I love this!!! The dueling ballerinas and the drama queens are my fave, but there's so much to look at. It must be fun inside your head.

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Thank you. Fun is one way to describe it....

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