During the filming for Green Lantern I was approached by the production team to create a Hero Prop for the movie. They wanted a scale glass model of the airplane that (spoiler alert) Hal Jordan’s father dies in at the beginning of the movie.
Painstakingly crafted, each model was carved in high-density foam before being cast in lead crystal and hand polished. Here, you can see the scene where Ryan Reynold’s Hal Jordan hangs one of the finished props in his nephews bedroom.
The movie Hours is about a man, played by the late Paul Walker, who remains behind in an abandoned hospital during and after hurricane Katrina in order to keep his newborn baby alive.
The production team approached me to create an incubator that visually held up from every angle (since it had nearly as much screen time as the main actor) could withstand frequent and varying interactions with the actor, and have removable sections to support filming and various camera angles. I created rigid molds and used vacuum formed plastic that I then hand finished and assembled into the final result.
Having been through Katrina and its aftermath, this particular project was very dear to my heart and I was deeply touched by the final results of the film.
Burden of Memory
Burden of Memory is part of my Reliquary Series, and uses the vessel as a a metaphor for the way in which our bodies become vessels of experience. Installed in the home of Don and Michele Massad near Baton Rouge, LA.