Wonder Wednesday, Zoids Edition

“Sure, it’s been over a decade since we managed to acquire this Zoid,” stated Kannik, head of this particular Zoids stable, “but fortunately, like wine, Zoids only improve with aging.  It may have taken a long time to get around to it, but we are beyond excited to have our newest member finally join the team.”

One of the most foundational of Zoids, Command Wolves are some of the most versatile and well varied models.  While not large in stature, the Command Wolf (Irvine Custom) is one capable machine, with its large turreted cannon being the prime draw.  “That sucker packs a wallop, with good range and accuracy to boot.  And while Command Wolves are no feline, it’s agile enough to keep up with the rest of the pride.  It expecially makes a great compliment to the shorter-ranged focus of the Blade Liger.”

“And it’s a good looker!” continued Kannik.  With its rich tones of deep green with some red flair, and the hyper detail that comes from the Highend Model Master line, most in the crowd seemed to agree.

With 11 Zoids now operating within the team, is there more to come?  “Oh my yes.  I’ve got three more that have been aging on the shelf, and I may, er, just have purchased our first flying Zoid.  It’s currently stuck in a quarantine hold, but it’ll be on its way over soon enough.”

It will only be a matter of finding time enough to get them all up and running.

Art Friday

This is an artwork by artist Sonya Clark, named Gold Coast Journey.  Finished in 2016.  It is 5,000 inches of gold wire spun around an ebony spool.  Clark carefully wrapped the wire as a way to measure and try to grasp (and perhaps symbolize) the 5,000 mile distance between Richmond, VA — which was both the seat of the Confederacy and the second largest port for human trafficking, as well as her home at the time — and the Cape Coast of Ghana, also known as the Gold Coast, were millions of people were captured, bought, and brought across the Atlantic Ocean to be sold, abused, and ultimately enslaved into forced hard labour throughout the Americas.

Additional works by Sonya Clark here

Her webpage click here

 

 

Wonder Wednesday

Here’s a wonderful take on the Exquisite Corpse art exercise, done through dance!

I love the wordplay in the title too, taking a twist to the french to return aliveness to the name.  Very cool!

(Exquisite Corpse is a group art piece where one person begins a piece of art, and exposes but a sliver to the next artist who adds to it, who then also covers up most of their work for the next artist to add to it in turn.  Want more?  The Art Assignment has a great video about it that — as you might guess from the name — includes an assignment for you to take on:

Give it a try!)