Frank Zappa sculpture for Hero Complex Gallery
"One liners and Lyrics" Show. Opens February 27th 2015.
14" x 17"
Zappa was sculpted from Chavant, mold with silicone and Hand Roto Cast in eurathane. I used 4 used Stratocaster Guitar necks/head stocks for the frame. The backing plate and head stocks were torched before asembly for that nice amber color.
Getting the tunning bolts out of the neck proved really difficult on one neck. Imagine a Nut that goes all the way down the guitar neck that is set inside! So I had to do some surgical creative cutting on the back of that particular Stratocaster neck.
Zappa was painted seperatly before assembly using acrylics in a combination of hand and airbrushing. I used a completly new technique on the eyes to give them some real nice depth. Desription of this technique can be found further down.