How to create a ‘Zeus’ sculpture by painting your own dog
How to design a sculpture that has your own face and a custom-made, custom-sized, and customized-looking dog head?
That’s what artist Adam Sorenson did with a pair of zeus heads he built himself and that he’s now painting for a forthcoming exhibition at the Art Museum of Chicago.
“It’s really simple.
I used a paintbrush to make a base,” he told The Irish Tribune.
“I then used a spray-on primer and some spray-coated wood.
I painted the face of the head, the back of the face, and the ears on.
I added a couple of eyes and a mouth that I made out of a paint brush.”
The head and ears of the Zeus, an artist Adam describes as a “pup” or “dog,” are painted using paint.
He explains how he used a brush to create the custom-painted dog head.
The artist Adam is in the process of creating a sculpture titled “The Zeus.”
(Photo courtesy Adam Sorensson)Art Museum of Champaign director of art, John Hirschbeck, said the museum will be showcasing the work at its upcoming exhibition of the works of art of the artist, Zeus.
“Zeus is an amazing work that captures the essence of our art and architecture and the city in Chicago, and captures the spirit of what the city was like in the 19th century,” Hirschbell said.
“Zeus reflects that, which is why it is so important to us to showcase it at the Museum of Art.”
Sorenson says he and his team of artisans built the head and the other two heads, which were made of aluminum.
They then painted each one using a combination of oil paints and a mixture of acrylics.
He said he painted the paint brush to mimic the appearance of the animal in a photograph he had taken in Paris.
“I took this picture in Paris, and then I used my own brush and my own paintbrush, so that I was able to really recreate the animal that was in that picture,” he said.
“The animals are so expressive and beautiful and human.
So to have them painted using the same brush as my painting is pretty incredible.”
Sobering images of the zeus are in the works for the forthcoming exhibition, which runs from April to September 2019.