Saturday, January 26, 2008

My Torso


It's too bad I don't have a better and 'clean' picture of it, but I decided in a flash to give this find away before I had the chance.
When I found this polystyrene torso I didn't have to think a second before I carried it under my arm, despite the many dents and an awful beige paint. I painted that over with a leftover of creamy white curb found latex, giving it back a sort of white marble effect.

But only to find I didn't have place for it in my tiny home; as it didn't work out as a display very well after all, which you can see on the photo.

When I heard our friend Ed, who is of Greek origin, planned to make a Greek corner in his flat I couldn't resist. Well, to be honest I swapped it for a free meal (at less than 5 euro's) in the community center 'cooking club' where he does the dishes once every two weeks. He promised me the torso would get a prominent place on his rack.

Everybody in the restaurant thought it was a hoot, Ed was shining and I was glad to be able to declutter somewhat.

3 comments:

Lana Gramlich said...

How perfect for your friend--sometimes it seems all things happen for a reason. Keep up the good recycling work!

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Neat. We have a mannequin...my husband uses it as a model for artwork. It can be scary to look at in the dark...very scary.

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Just when I think you've found everything, you find a torso...

Thankfully, it was of the styrofoam variety. :)

Hope you're having a good week!
-Jenn