6 months after attending Pictoplasma's Character Design Academy, all 40 participants from around the world were invited to exhibit during the Pictoplasma Conference for an Academy All Stars Group Exhibition that took place in Urban Spree in Berlin.
During 8 intense days of character development I developed my character, Harry Nibbles, a man with very human insecurities and an underlying mother issue repressed by his addiction-like love for pizza - in short.
One (or two) of his main characteristics are his nipples showing at all times. During drawing exercises and clay modeling I also found that his whole head should be nipple-shaped – with just two ugly hairs sticking out.
For my exhibition piece I wanted to represent the very essence of Harry Nibbles and his story. I wanted to strip my character down to a sculpture of a big, shining nipple with two ugly black hairs sticking out of it.
How I ended up making it in styropor IN MY LIVINGROOM is a story for itself. I sense a DIY blog coming up.
I occupied the addict while sanding, spackling, painting and smoothing. Luckily, it just fitted in the back of my girlfriend's mother's car and that's how it made the trip from Copenhagen to Berlin and ultimately on the wall of Urban Spree.