Superfly Multimedia Sculpture
Superfly is an original multimedia sculpture - one of Rick's most detailed - and was inspired by his fascination with insects and aliens. He possesses an innocent, light-hearted, playful spirit. Kinetic in nature, Superfly is very flexible and has a bit of bounce to him. This piece is part of Rick's Shamanism And The 5 Sacred Elements series and is symbolic of the element of air.
Superfly is constructed of steel wire armature. His body is embellished with nuts and bolts bound with wire. His legs and arms are shaped with upcycled guitar strings. His hands are custom designed using steel wire, guitar strings and string that's been treated with wax. His feet are made of vintage tent material and rope that's been treated with wax. Each foot is weighted with 7 British Pound coins. He's wearing a "kilt" made of seaglass that was harvested from the shore in Long Beach and is intricately detailed with wire. He has two sets of wings; one pair that consists of repurposed brass angel wings that sit at the base of his neck and a second, larger pair, that are made of upcycled iridescent stained glass. Rick sculpted his head and face using polymer clay and steel painted with iridescent acrylic paint. He has glass taxidermy lion's eyes.
Series 2014. 8" W x 14" H x 10" D. Delivery or pick up may be available depending on location. Inquire about this piece here.