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curious sci-fi creations

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FLASH GORDON

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The brief: Create a classic looking Flash Gordon style ray gun with working laser and jetpack. Jetpack to take fireworks!

I just wanted to reach out and say hi and congratulate you on your backpack and ray gun that I saw at WOW – fantastic stuff. I’m hopeful that there may be a project in the future that would allow us the opportunity to work together” – Sir Richard Taylor, Weta Workshop

The brief: Create a classic 70's-80's life size robot made from obviously recycled items, but make him look authentic. 

Feedback:

"I love ROGER! Thank you so much for sharing your creative genius. I've already started bragging to friends who are so envious." - Frances Valintine (CEO The Mind Lab and Tech Futures)

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JET - Private Commission

JET was a private commission for a client in Europe.

 

The Brief: "Make a 1.5m high robot that looks like a kick ass earth invader rather than a comical butler."

Feedback:

"Sean! Your creative genius never ceases to amaze! His focal point is perfectly terrifying and he makes me feel slightly uneasy. I am so happy with him. Thank you!" - Wolfram (Germany)

Tattoome was a private commission for a tattooist in Europe.

 

The Brief: "Create an oversized scary looking tattoo gun for me to freak customers out with."

 

Feedback:

"This is an insane creation!! The inks and syringes are ridiculously fantastic. You are a clever guy, thank you!"

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TATTOOME

TattooMe - Private Commission

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Exhibition Review

Exhibition: So Real - Central Stories Museum and Gallery

Review:

"An artist takes a blank piece of canvas and can make us believe it is a landscape or a tree or a person's face. Sean Boyd looks at something very mundane - a teapot, a corkscrew or an electric drill and he sees fantastical potential. Through his imagination and creativity he can transport us back to childhood delight, fantasy and wonderment." - Maurice Watson (Curator).

Children of all ages are intrigued by my work and therefore tend to be engaged when I discuss imagination, art, boundaries and possibilities.

 

"Sean has an engaging manner with children. He is able to convey his enthusiasm for his chosen field in the visual arts and relates extremely well to a range of children’s age levels. I commend Sean to you if you are considering someone who is able to bring the visual arts to life for your students." - Doug White (Principal Clyde School)

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creativity and imagination school visits

commissions

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about

 
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My happy place is turning old and discarded items into unique works of intrigue and wonder. I get excited looking for and finding discarded items of interest. 

 The sweet spot is...

Taking multiple mundane, unassociated everyday items and making them family, so they belong and look like they always have. Making them a singular piece...

 

It's taking an ordinary never celebrated item like a water tap that has been discarded into landfill, and giving it CPR. Giving it a new life thats exciting, where people stand and discuss and celebrate its existence.

It's the art of illusion. Creating the opportunity for an "aha" moment. When the observers perception snaps from believing the piece in front of them has some serious and real purpose, to suddenly being able to identify the everyday mundaneness of individual parts standing proud in plain sight. 

It's the art of problem solving while thinking creatively

Sean Boyd (Junk Artist)

commissioned for a wedding: "make a love gun"

 
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