Life Without Trees

   by Ken Phipps and Ruby Phipps for Re-Invent a Work of Art (2013)

Inspiration Piece: The Conqueror

Inspiration Artist: Rene Magritte

The backgrounds were made with the Oak plywood, and some of the assorted hardwoods, also the Canvas board. The man was made with one of the hardwood blocks and some wire for his limbs to he was bendable. His clothing was cut from the canvas cloth, and individual strands were pulled from the canvas cloth to use as thread for sewing. His hat was made from the Friendly Plastic pellets. His hands and shoes were made from the Sculpey polymer clay. The trees trunks were made from the Chavant modeling clay and the leaves were made from the shredded newsprint.