A vision too big...

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A vision too big...

Postby spaghetti weevil » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:47 am

What do you do if you have a vision stuck in your head that is just too damn big and/or complicated to bring to life? For three nights now I've had the same dream of a giant sculpture-- sitting on the Playa, of course-- huge skeletons of two Dinosaurs humping!
In the dream it's funny, erotic, ironic, and vivid... and I can't seem to make it go away. The problem is, I'm not a sculptor, never having made anything bigger than a barstool...

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Re: A vision too big...

Postby Dr. Pyro » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:58 am

If it were me I'd do a "kickstarter" and pocket all of the money. Burning Man was way better last year anyway.

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Re: A vision too big...

Postby trilobyte » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:07 pm

Take a class, learn some shit, figure it out. Start with smaller models or try sketching it first.

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Re: A vision too big...

Postby Savannah » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:21 pm

spaghetti weevil wrote:What do you do if you have a vision stuck in your head that is just too damn big and/or complicated to bring to life? For three nights now I've had the same dream of a giant sculpture-- sitting on the Playa, of course-- huge skeletons of two Dinosaurs humping!
In the dream it's funny, erotic, ironic, and vivid... and I can't seem to make it go away. The problem is, I'm not a sculptor, never having made anything bigger than a barstool...


Sculpt it the size of a barstool then, and have it displayed in Center Camp with the other smallish art. Or in front of your camp, securely fastened down.

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Re: A vision too big...

Postby oneeyeddick » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:25 pm

Please bear in mind that if they are just dinosaur skeletons, there will be no penis evident, and it will simply look like two dinosaurs wrestling.
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Re: A vision too big...

Postby chiefdanfox » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:00 pm

Are they doing it Jurassic or Cretaceous style?
Seriously, you could get a couple of those wooden dinosaur models you find at toy stores, place as desired, then scale up, make it out of plywood, and it would probably disassemble nicely for trucking to the playa. I think it is a damn good idea, and you could add the "Dino" bone in an artistic flair!

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Re: A vision too big...

Postby Drawingablank » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:05 pm

If you can use a jig saw make it from plywood like those 3d dinosaur puzzles.

Good luck figuring out what a dinosaur penis bone should look like though.
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Re: A vision too big...

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:06 pm

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Re: A vision too big...

Postby chiefdanfox » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:08 pm

Drawingablank wrote:Good luck figuring out what a dinosaur penis bone should look like though.

Likely to have horns.

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Re: A vision too big...

Postby A Jester » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:13 pm

Start dating a sculptor, and warp them to your vision.
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Re: A vision too big...

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:16 pm

trilobyte wrote:Take a class, learn some shit, figure it out. Start with smaller models or try sketching it first.

Yeah, take some classes this summer. Welding, modern dance, whatever. That's not too big.

Too big? A fucking castle with a fire-breathing dragon.

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Re: A vision too big...

Postby Bob » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:02 pm

Absurd. If you want to see a couple of fucking dinosaurs, try visiting Doc's camp with me.
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Re: A vision too big...

Postby tamarakay » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:21 pm

Bob wrote:Absurd. If you want to see a couple of fucking dinosaurs, try visiting Doc's camp with me.


Post of the week right there.
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Re: A vision too big...

Postby Bounce530 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:22 pm

Bob wrote:Absurd. If you want to see a couple of fucking dinosaurs, try visiting Doc's camp with me.




screen wipe please.

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Re: A vision too big...

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:37 pm

I'm not sure that dinosaurs had penises. They could have done it cloaca to cloaca like birds.
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Re: A vision too big...

Postby Elderberry » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:52 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I'm not sure that dinosaurs had penises. They could have done it cloaca to cloaca like birds.

Damn, is there anything you don't know!?

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Re: A vision too big...

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:46 pm

I've read a lot. And thought about things. But there are gaps in my knowledge you could drive a truck through. Such as, trucks! I don't really know a lot about them...
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Re: A vision too big...

Postby AntiM » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:15 pm

I know about being a rider in a truck! And a handful of DOT regulations. Does that count, even if I couldn't drive a truck to save my life?
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Re: A vision too big...

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:36 pm

Hey, you're up on me!
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Re: A vision too big...

Postby GREENPENIS » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:35 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I'm not sure that dinosaurs had penises. They could have done it cloaca to cloaca like birds.



Well, the greenpenisauraus would beg to differ.
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Re: A vision too big...

Postby Dr. Pyro » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:04 am

Bob wrote:Absurd. If you want to see a couple of fucking dinosaurs, try visiting Doc's camp with me.


I don't get it.

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Re: A vision too big...

Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:54 pm

Ok now you got me thinking. How in the hell did dinos do it with the big fucking tails?
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Re: A vision too big...

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:56 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:Ok now you got me thinking. How in the hell did dinos do it with the big fucking tails?


The answer may shock you..
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Re: A vision too big...

Postby gyre » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:14 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I've read a lot. And thought about things. But there are gaps in my knowledge you could drive a truck through. Such as, trucks! I don't really know a lot about them...

Most trucks don't have sex.

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Re: A vision too big...

Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:15 pm

gyre wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:I've read a lot. And thought about things. But there are gaps in my knowledge you could drive a truck through. Such as, trucks! I don't really know a lot about them...

Most trucks don't have sex.



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He is right, only the ones with flexible cabooses can.

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