That Sucking Sound, 3.12.12


Found object assemblage, $150

Sometimes, I get lucky and have the opportunity to illustrate a newspaper story with my junk technique. The way deadlines have gotten so tight – most often, an illustration has to be done that same day or by the following morning, so when I got the assignment, I remembered I’d picked up this cool gas nozzle at the scrap yard months ago, waiting for the right thing to come along. I really had no idea what I was going to make out of it.

I raced home last week at lunchtime and threw this together in an afternoon. The only difficulty I had was hack sawing off the rubber/metal mesh hose (took 30 minutes of work) and then, getting it to stand up for the photo.