As you already know, this piece is inspired by the 1985 film Back to the Future. Currently, the DeLorean time machine is my subject. I want the finished piece to consist of 3 beaded versions of the car, depicting it at different angles. I also hope to depict 3 different stages of time travel: before, during, and after the return. It will be a pop art triptych of sorts – one which I’m going to call a trilogy.
I’m not sure why, but I began working on this out of sequence – in a George Lucas/Star Wars sort of way. The current stage I’m working on will be the 2nd car in the sequence. Traveling through time. And, who is the time traveler??
This parking lot scene is the inspiration for my entire piece! After watching the film, I captured this screen shot from the DVD:
Then, I printed out Einstein and cut out the shape of his head! Behind the vinyl windshield, Einstein’s head measures about 5/8″ wide by 1/2″ tall. That’s pretty small, but remember that in reality, he is far away from the bumper of the car when looking at it head on… Basically, I just want the viewer to know that Einstein is indeed in the car during all 3 stages of the piece. I have used this print-out technique before – while I was working on my beaded Datsun pickup truck – so I think it will work… at least, I hope!😮
I have some beading to do! :D