Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mr. Shackleton Sculpture


Glass and Wood
5 in wide x 8.75 tall

Made from a discarded street lamp bulb and recycled lumber (for base). The bulb is over 8 inches (20 cm) long; so this is a fairly big piece. Click image to enlarge.

76 comments:

Doodlestreet said...

this is so awesome, eric! i love making things from found objects...you rock, dude!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

You are a Freakin' Genius!!!!! Talk about a light bulb moment!!! I love Mr. Shackleton! It's absolutely wonderful!!! Doodlestreet is right dude! YOU ROCK! Great Job Bro

anil ks said...

...AWESOME!! ERIC MAGIC again!! thanks for sharing..

krisztina maros said...

this is so cooool, Eric! the best way of recycling :)

mikel razi said...

Perfect!

Stel.la said...

wow..this is super !!!

Tamara Henderson said...

Excellant sculpture!!!

Lisa M Griffin said...

That is amazing! Love what you are creating in 3D, it is like your characters are leaping off the page and into life. :)

ginger bred said...

aaah wow!!! This is soooo amazing!! There's no end to your talent!! It's so perfect, Mr Shackleton is such a fab character!!

damon said...

very cool

Doug said...

I was going to say this is AWESOME, but everyone beat me too it! ... but it is still awesome. : )

Shirley said...

You can never go wrong with a penguin sportin' a monocle. I say, Eric, he is a dapper fellow! Wonderful, respectable, recycled (awesome) piece of art that is sure to grace one's home. Awesome!

genie espinosa said...

GREAT!!! absolutely awesome!

Javier M. said...

This Is FRESH on so many levels!

Food and Drugs said...

An excellent way of recycling. Very fun as well showing us the process. Nobody would say at first!
hahaha

bee said...

Holy mackerel - I'm blown away! Just incredible :) Is the white coat just paint or is it some other kinda medium? Looks like you've smoothed out the ribbed base of the bulb?

Sayantan Halder said...

loved it....adorable......

Eric Barclay said...

Thanks so much everyone! Bee, I used an all-surface spray primer to coat the bulb and the base, and then followed that up with a light coat of gesso to give it some tooth. The metal stem is hidden by the iceberg base.

Melinda Stanley said...

Oh oh oh... wonderful Erik! I love Mr. Shackleton to begin with, but this brings him to a whole new level. The piece of ice he is standing on, I want to pick it up and eat it. It looks so refreshing. haha - I hope we see more of these sculptures. So much fun! :D

Chris Kennett said...

Genius!

michael robertson said...

wow! this is so cool, eric! It totally brings your wonderful character to life!

Caroline said...

Wonderful - such creativity Eric! Mr Shackleton comes alive!

christine grove said...

Wow! This is fantastic. Saw this post title on my blog and couldn't click fast enough to get over here to see it:)

Desiree Cassidy said...

Wow! This is so creative and fricken adorable!
Is that a pipe I see? Too awesome!

Bella Sinclair said...

GET.

OUT.

Are you for REAL? Oh my GOSH, this is beyond awesome! The city officials here don't know it yet, but SOMEbody is going to be climbing a lot of street lamps soon and sending you more bulbs!

Tracy said...

Penguin=lovin' it!

theartofpuro said...

Fantastic and creative!Love it!

Shirley said...

Ahh! You've discovered Monsieur's little world..thanks Eric! Glad you've come along for the ride. I hope to post more of his adventures soon. Take good care and thanks!

yoon see said...

You are super and multitalented brother Eric!

Brad said...

really really cool! brilliant example of using scraps and turning them into something so beautiful, love mr shackelton (now in 3D!)

Jack Foster said...

Wow! That is so cool Eric! You are full of surprises! Your creativity goes waaaay beyond the confines of pencil,paper and computer screen. I'm sure Mr. Shackleton is a great dancer. He's "light" on his feet!

Gina Perry said...

FAN-tastic piece Eric!

J. E. Morris said...

Love it!

woody said...

Oh man, I WANT! Does he light up as well?

Eric Barclay said...

The bulb was fried when I got it, so I took all the 'guts' out of it. It's a street lamp bulb, so that thing could've really lit up a room! Felt kind of like a myth buster taking that thing apart...

MerryDay said...

Oh oh (speechless), meaning completely love it! :-)

ValGalArt said...

absolutely brilliant! get it? :D

Thierry Cattant said...

Exxxxxxxxxxxcellent!!!!!!!

ale balanzario said...

Thanks for your visit and comment,

Oh, you are so creative, Love Mr Shackleton!!, great job.

Ale.

Tomás Serrano said...

Great idea and perfect result!

Dot said...

What can I say that everyone else hasn't? AWESOME!

Nina Crittenden said...

Amazing! I am a big fan of your work! I love your illo of the man who dropped the light bulb and the lion on top of the auto! :)

Alina Chau said...

Soo cute!!!

vjarumugam said...

wow!!!Eric, i love this guy man! :) n quite an inspiring process. :)

Faruffa said...

this is wonderful!!!

Francisco Martins said...

Eric, you are a genius my friend! this is an excellent idea and the final result is amazing. Really cool!

justdoodleit said...

Sweet fellow with a cute monocle :)

nella gatica said...

geniaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllll!!!:D

abhishek singh said...

ADORABLE !! I WANT THIS RIGHT AWAY:)

matt dawson said...

SUPERB BIRD! what more can I say. It's almost a shame the bulb gets covered up, I like knowing that's underneath, somehow seems to add to his charm and mystery. I loved Mr S in his chaffeured car, really great to see he's back!

Natura said...

Wow, fantastic! Never an old bulb was used so lovely :)

❤Yisin said...

Awhhh~~~!!!!!! This is so adorable!!! Eric! you're Awesome!!!!!!!!!

Derick Brooks said...

Nice dude...very nice I say

Paige Keiser said...

Wow oh wow! Wonderful!

nessadee said...

Love it!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Thanks E.

Sjan Weijers said...

ooo I love this idea! So cute and simple, great stuff!

Sami said...

I particularly like the cup in its beak. Just love the way your mind thinks :) Great post, as always!

Kay Aker said...

Ah, yes indubitably!

louis THOMAS said...

thanks for comment!

All those designs are really cute, I've got a "reassuring" feeling watching them!

Stephan said...

Wow! Great! You should produce these in greater numbers!

JooJoo said...

OMG!!! What a wonderful creative sculpture! I love the idea of using a lamp! Just gorgeous and super cute! :)

Johanna Urban said...

So amazing cute!!! <3 <3 <3
xx

johanna, sweden
art

parisa mahmoudi said...

Wow,you are a really great magician Mr.Barclay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

donny* said...

I'm all full of WOWs over this. Fantastic sculpture!

Marián Lario said...

Hi Eric,
I love your blog, your pictures are beautiful and this penguin has finally convinced me ah ah ah I have become a follower and they will link to my blog!
greetings

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Mery said...

hahaha wondefull idea! ^^ your blog is amazing! ^^ kiss

Mônica said...

This is AMAZING!!! Wow, Eric, are you multi talented or what?

Super, super cool...

Sorrentino said...

Your illustrations are incredible but your sculptures are crazy cute!!

Lasaramari Moñacas said...

Me encanta!

Valerie Lorimer said...

this is charming, eric! Great use of those objects.

Juan said...

Fantastic!!

Tanoshiboy said...

I just stumbled upon on your blog. This is a great sculpt.

...............cata.............. said...

simply adorable Eric!
Cata

pussman said...

MR chackleton! I love you a lot! :)

Erin Hunting said...

This is such a great character & I'm amazed at what you create with these found objects.