This is my architecture project. The human "clone" as we call it, is made entirely out of cardboard and is held together by hot glue. When this picture was taken, our clone has already been hanging on the side of the building for about a week and a half.
The bamboo cage represents the clone's personal space and also is an extension of the intended motion. In this picture, the bamboo is lashed together with twine.
Photo taken at +/-2 exposures and merged into HDR.Daily Deviation Update (Feb 5, 2009):
I would just like to say that I am really surprised by how much attention this project has been receiving. I thought there was something horribly wrong with DA when I logged in and found over 500 messages!
I would like to take the time to give a personalized thank you to everyone who has expressed their positive comments on my (our) work, but that is just a little impractical so this simple thank you will have to do.
Just a little more information on our project. I did not do this alone. I was working with a partner on this project and he is freakishly efficient. This probably would not have been finished on time if it weren't for him! He put together most of the torso and I did most of the structural work (the arms and the legs). The rest was a team effort.
So far, I have only gone through a few of the comments and I came across a question regarding how the clone is suspended to the building.
The clone is totally free standing. All of the weight is held at the right arm and the legs. The fingers on the right arm hooks over the ledge, the left foot is sitting flat on the rain gutter, and the right foot is resting on its toes against the wall.
Thanks again to everyone for their support!
I will continue answering questions as I come across them.
-HowardUpdate: Q & A (Feb 7, 2009)Q:how many of this clones did you guys make? i see another one in the distance
A: My project partner and I made just this one clone. As mentioned in my original post, this was an architecture project, so everyone in our studio paired up to make one clone (per pair). There are a lot more of these, each having their own uniqueness and concept.Q: that is awesome how long did it take you to make it?
A: The cardboard clone took about 2 weeks to complete. Sleepless nights were involved. The cocoon (bamboo cage) took another week and a half.Q: How does it survive the elements?
A: It didn't really survive, it took some structural damage: [link]
But fortunately, I planned for the structure to withstand a light drizzle and went overboard in reinforcements. I was surprised that it didn't melt to the ground after two down pours.Q: excellent, use photomatix?
A: yes, this was merged and tone mapped in photomatixQ: does it have a face?
A: it sure does, please refer to the photobucket link at the bottom of this update.Q: This is awesome! Looks like he's doing Parkour.
A: That was the idea. We actually looked through multiple still pictures of people doing parkour for inspirationQ:Is it an older design? 60's ?
A: Its not that old. This project was assigned to us by Professor Luis Longhi. He first implemented this project in Peru several years ago. We are the first studio class in the entire US to do this. Q: Interesting, who's the zombie in the window?
A: Some random person from an upper level studio wondering how in the hell a first year studio class has accomplished this.
For those of you who are interested, pictures of our progress as well as additional pictures of our final product can be found on my photobucket galleries:[link][link]