Directorial Selfies with the Newborn!

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Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet sent me an early Friday morning surprise taking some wonderful (and humorous) selfies with my Alien Newborn sculpt that will be on display starting this October at the Musée Miniature et Cinéma in Lyon, France.

https://www.museeminiatureetcinema.fr/en/

It will be part of a miniature version of the Caro/Jeunet expo that is currently being shown at the Halle Saint Pierre in Paris, France (ending July 30).

 

 

JP tells me the miniature expo will have over 150,000 visitors over its 6-month schedule. I’d hope sometime during those 6 months I may be able to make my way over and see it personally.

It’s an honour to have a piece on mine on display in a French museum, the only one in Europe. I don’t think it will fully hit me till I see it on display…

 

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The “Alien79 Project” Continues…

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The first of two semi-static posed figures of the creature from the 1979 film, Alien.

Hand sculpted, hand painted.

This version depicts the beast as it would have appeared in several promotional test shots during the films pre-production, the air duct scene where Captain Dallas met his end as well as a deleted scene appearing within the corridor while Parker and Lambert were making their desperate escape.

Figure is approx. 3″ high from highest point on head to the feet. Articulated neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists. Vacuum formed PETG dome is removable.

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Original was sculpted using Aves FIXIT sculpt, a two part epoxy. Parts were cast in resin and assembled to build this version. Used Model Masters Polly Scale and Tamiya acrylics.

I’ve had the build complete for over a year now…it’s just in the past month I got around to painting it. Very happy how this piece came out.

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See the entire gallery of the finished figure here on my FLICKR Photostream! 

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The Newborn has Arrived….

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French Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, confirmed yesterday that he received my Alien Newborn (Alien Resurrection) head sculpt!!!! He’s very pleased with it thank goodness! He will be sending me a selfie or two with it later this week as he is traveling back to Paris currently.

In the mean time, he sent me a few of his books, signed of course  It’s all in French but they are film production books jammed with imagery…I can manage 

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Just a quick recap for those that don’t know the details but long story short, Jean-Pierre saw the work I was doing on a 1:18 scale sculpt of the beast he created for Alien: Resurrection (1997, 20th Century Fox) and got hold of me to see if I would be interested in a commission to create one for the upcoming Caro/Jeunet exhibition that will be held in the Musée Cinéma et Miniature in Lyon, France.  This will be a miniature version of the Caro/Jeunet exhibition currently being held in Paris at La Halle Saint-Pierre.  OF COURSE I SAID YES!!!

I am honored for the opportunity to have a small portion of my work be on display in such a wonderful venue.  My work in a French museum….yep, that’s a bucket list check mark right there. ❤

More updates as the exhibit approaches.