The Elias Project: Series 2
December 16, 2022
Collectible Art Toy Resin Sculpture
Nolli – The Creator, 2022
I’m proud to say that The Elias Project Series 1 was successful in achieving its objective of introducing the art toy medium to the Treasure Coast community. When it was released at Cool Beans Brew Cafe, interest and excitement was generated by art patrons and local artists over the unique expressive quality of the art toy. In fact, several conversations highlighted the project as a historical achievement for our area, though I don’t know that I’d go so far as to own that qualifier just yet.
Art Toy Series 2.0 – Fully Sculpted
Series 2: [re]ANIMAT3D was greatly inspired by one of my all time favorite albums, Linkin Park’s [REANIMATION]. In the album, Linkin Park deconstructs their 2002 album Hybrid Theory, and infused the musical talents of MCs and remixers from across the music industry. It was incredible – a musical journey, and I highly recommend it.
I don’t have an ounce of musical talent, but great works inspire others and so I was inspired to deconstruct some of my Series 1 figurines and reimagine them for Series 2. A comparison between Series 1 and Series 2 FirstBorns shows growth and change in the figurine’s characterization. As I become more confident, the figurine exhibits more strength of character and personification. So, in manner of speaking, my belief in the value of continuing this project is reanimated with each figurine I bring to life.