Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mr. Roosterstein

Pulp, water, magic
Transformed.  I present to you
Mr. Roosterstein

It started out innocently enough 
with making paper from pulp, dried flowers, 
glitter, hemp ribbon, cheese cloth added. 

To use the paper in a paper in a project I decided to venture into a 3-demensional rooster
because I have a 'thing' for roosters.  But where to start?  I could paint a a rooster.  I could collage a rooster but 3-D??  I decided to cut a basic rooster shape from masonite, glue recycled
styrofoam to it then carve a rooster with a rasp.  Just a warning~~ styrofoam crumbles into tiny
balls and makes a big mess.  A fun mess but a mess all the same.  

But he was white and the edges looked like masonite between styrofoam and I wasn't sure if the paper I made would cover.  I covered the perimeter of Mr. Rooster with fuchia tissue paper.  He started to look like something. 

Here he is in my car seat, going for a field trip.  

Over the next month slowly Mr. Roosterstein came 'alive.  On walks dried branches would pop into my eyesight.  I'd think, that would be perfect for the tail or top know or wings.  I bolted him to a recycled book titled "Cradle of Civilization."  My friend Dave  got involved and said he needed a beak so he carved one out of wood. My husband said roosters are not white and I should paint him.  At that
point I was done with Mr. Rooster but he did have a point so I sprayed
him with Color Wash and Radiant Rain sprays.

Ta Da.  
He stands to greet you as you enter the show given by my group, 
The Experimental Art Of the South Bay.  
The studio owner said that he brings a smile to everyone's faces so he put him so
that he is the first thing you see when you walk in.


  1. Fun project. Cute little rooster. I've made paper and really enjoyed it but I've never done anything three dimentional. I may try that.

  2. How can you plead innocence with a creation like that? :)

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  3. Mr. Roosterstein is a wonderful creation ~ 'out of the chaos' ~ Joy! ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

  4. I love Mr. Roosterstein and hearing about how you created him. I'll get by Summer Studio sometime this week, I hope, so I'll see him there.

  5. Very creative. The Haiku heralded his arrival. Very cool!


  6. Nice creation to Mr. Roosterstein ~ I admire your craft ~

  7. Oh Irene, Mr Roosterstein is very handsome and i love that he went on a field trip (with his seat belt on) giggling

  8. Very handsome indeed, high spirited too, just like his owner. (-:

  9. I meant creator, not owner. No one owns Mr. Roosterstein. He may be Jewish, who knows..

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  11. dear irene,

    please forgive me for being so late to visit all haiku my hearts. life has taken me away from the computer and finally i have returned to take in each unique offering. i think it is safe to safe yours is by far the most unique! not everyone creates the main character of their haiku and your is pure JOY!!!!
    love love love your roosterstein of summer!

  12. I love the story of the how the rooster came to be. It seems to be having adventures!

  13. I have such a soft spot in my heart for chickens and roosters...yours is simply wonderful!