Projects worked on with or for Dali
There are many projects I worked on with Dali ranging from Rowlux and Holograms to drawings, paintings and sculpture. Listed here are those I have had possession of
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Powdered marble sculpture
I found a snail sculpture in an old Filene's store and brought it to Dali as a project. I had to get him a dremel tool to work the marble, but it was very hard. After an hour or so at carving the basic female defining shapes into it, Dali signed it and told me to "FIx it". Of course the marble was no softer for me and the object stayed as is.
One of the treasures I found for Dali and I in the Edmund Scientific catalog were severl kinds of Fresnel lenses. The common larger round ones made their way into works like Dali's Marilyn. Others came in sheets and had arrays of fresnel lenses. Since the lenses were formed into squares I suggested that we could make perfect hypercubes with them. Dali cut a few crosses and we were off testing. This was the 2nd and more elaborate ROWLUX hypercube we did.
Dali made a signature for me on gold Rowlux. I thought it would be great collaged so I cut it out and showed it to him on SIlver Rowlux. He took the pieces, tinted the silver and this is the result.
In our quest to find the best methods to maximise the depth afforded by the Rowlux films, Dali decided to try a watercolor placed behind a drawing on Rowlux. Once he did the drawing in black pen he asked me to do a rough transfer to watercolor paper. This is the resulting watercolor. The next image is the two combined
THis is the result of combining the translucent ROWLUX with the watercolor. It provided a nice tint to the image
I would regularly scour classical prints for opportunities of double imagery for Dali. The crab was a totally different case and I did this image to show to Dali. He loved it, and told me to bring him a print so he could do the "real" image, which he wanted to combine with Raphael's Catherine. Wel...there was no internet and whatever searches I could do would not produce the print. I finally found it about 9 months ago and tried to produce what Dali had in mind.
A variation of this butterfly scene was to be the second Dali ROWLUX lithograph. The wings on the large central "butterfly" (actually a moth) were designed to be formed from Dali's famous melting face, inspired by the rocks of Cape Crues
Classical Dali butterfly landscape execited on transparent Rowlux with oil paint tints and acrylic perspective lines, butterflies collaged into the scent and oil abdomins extended to complete the scene
Because I had exhaustive conversations with Dali on his christian based paintings which I loved and was emotionally moved by, he did this Christ face as a ghost in the center of this Rowlux piece. The Umber tint and face of christ are in oil. Two saints flank the face of christ in oil. The splatters are both ink and acrylic.
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