Nemo 20,000

October 27th, 2008 in member junk     
artfoundango artfoundango, member
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The Nemo 20,000, guitar assemblage.

The Nemo 20,000, guitar assemblage.


I just finished up a new guitar assemblage that I'm calling "The Nemo 20,000." It reminds me of something Captain Nemo might play in the Nautilus on a rainy day. ;P

I bought the guitar off of eBay for about $5. I sanded it and coated the entire guitar with copper and iron acrylic paint. Added some dabs of rust and copper patina to age it.

At Goodwill I found a cool oxygen gauge which I stuck at the top of the guitar. That piece gave me fits. It was too heavy to glue, so I had to drill a hole and then seal it with Liquid Nails.

JoAnn's craft shop had some neat little wooden pegs that looked like rivets.

There is a piece from a cheese grater with a handle so Nemo can really "shred" when he wants to.

Finally I put an exhaust pipe on it and a temp/humidity gauge and a couple of plastic firemen to watch over the whole flammable mess.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Randy Hill
posted in: member junk, found object, assemblage, copper, guitar

Comments (8)

catbishop writes: Love it, looks alive!

Cat Posted: 7:07 pm on November 22nd
piecesofthepast writes: Jimi Hendrix never had it this good! This is a wonderful piece. My son plays guitar and he would love this in his room...Hmmm...maybe a project for him! Posted: 9:35 pm on October 28th
Chovey writes: What a fabulous piece of art. Very nice! Can't wait to see your other projects! Let's see more pics!
cynthia Posted: 7:26 pm on October 28th
artfoundango writes: Thanks for the great welcome Cindy, Sue and Kathy! I think I'm going to feel right at home here! :) Posted: 11:02 am on October 28th
shabbychick writes: What an awesome guitar - thanks so much for sharing! And, welcome to our "not too" crazy junkin' world!! :)

Kathy Posted: 8:52 am on October 28th
suewhitney writes: This is awesome, thanks so much for sharing and can't wait to see more of your creations! BTW, love your bio. I'm with Cindy, this is not a sickness, but crazy fun. Welcome to the site...Enjoy!

Be well,
Sue Posted: 7:42 am on October 28th
junkinhart writes: Never a sickness, some may call us crazy, but never sick!! LOL!! Very creative piece you've done here!! I checked out your website, some very inspiring art you have there!! Can't wait to see your "blues" piece you're working on.....

Welcome, and keep junking!

Cindy Posted: 7:14 am on October 28th
artfoundango writes: Thanks Kimberly...really glad I found this website too! Nice to find others with the same passion (sickness?)! :) Posted: 7:39 pm on October 27th
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