Thursday Salute to Originals: Circuit Board Clay Pieces
Have you heard of the recording artist, Modified Man? Well, aside from some great music produced, the duo has a pretty unique cover design, too! That’s where artist Tim Easley comes in, as the creator of the super original cover art.
“The idea behind the cover was how the modified men of the future may make artwork out of ancient circuit boards, not quite understanding what they were for because of their crude appearance”, says Easley. He used plasticine, or modeling clay, to build the representation of a circuit board. Modeling the computer chips and wires over a painstakingly detailed 80-hour process, Easley photographed his sculpture from birds eye and aerial angles to serve as the graphic album cover.
Using an array of media and inspired by working in Tokyo and Seattle, Tim transforms objects in his work in the commercial arena. He has modified or replicated skateboards, canvases, sculpture, and basketballs in some of his previous work. Easley says that one of his favorite works to date is a basketball that he doodled and painted on for Nike!
This Thursday we’re saluting Tim Easley for being a brilliantly skilled artist. Who would have guessed that prior to his career as an illustrator and designer, he was an IT student focused on math and physics? He brings his full technical skillset to life in this clay circuit board, a brilliant blend of science and art.
Sources: Tim Easley, This is Colossal, Ever Press, Creative Boom