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My name is Alexandra Lemay, this my Art Blog.
If you have any questions or requests pertaining to my work, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at xelayamel@gmail.com and I will do my best to give you a prompt reply.

RoFo and Crack

This is a maquette (complete with removable crack props!) I made in November 2013 of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford inspired by his recent “drunken stupor” substance abuse scandal.

A little late in posting it, but whatever. I sculpted Rob out of polymer clay and then painted him with acrylic paint. The crack pipe and bag where made out of recycled plastic and found objects. 

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Battle of the Titans - Troodon life-size replica

For the past few months, I’ve been working at Hall Train Studios for Seonna Taisteal Travelling Exhibit inc.'s Battle of the TitansThe show opened January 26th 2013 at the Royal Botanical Gardens and will run there until April 7th 2013. This is a life-size replica of a troodon.

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Dinosaurs teach a lesson in humility →
A new exhibition opening tomorrow at the Royal Botanical Gardens reaches back in time to give us an important lesson for today.

Battle of the Titans features two enormous dinosaurs duking it out for global supremacy. But as Scot Urquhart reports tonight, a forgotten star steals the show and reminds us that the balance of power can often rest on very simple roots. (click link “Dinosaurs teach a lesson in humility” above to view video)

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Battle of the Titans CHCH Part 1 →
There will be monsters in the gardens of Hamilton this weekend - or, in the Royal Botanical Gardens, at least.

That’s where two of the biggest heavyweights of all time will square off, in a battle for global supremacy - but just what kind of monsters are we talking about? Scot Urquhart went right to the jaws of the beast to find out: (click link “Battle of the Titans CHCH Part 1” above to view video)

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Royal Botanical Gardens exhibit reveals titans of dinosaur world  CityNews Toronto

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Battle of the Titans - Tyrannosaurus Rex & Triceratops life-size replicas

For the past few months, I’ve been working at Hall Train Studios for Seonna Taisteal Travelling Exhibit inc.'s Battle of the Titans. The show opened on January 26th 2013 at the Royal Botanical Gardens and will run there until April 7th 2013. The main attraction and biggest challenge was building the life-size Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops. 

(Source: battleofthetitans.ca)

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FEDEX  - Gimmicks Commercial

In September 2012, I worked for Stefaniuk FX Studios fabricating props for Fedex ‘s stop-motion “Gimmicks”Commercials. In this particular one, we build some of the miniature office furniture and supplies and Legacy Effects was in charge of the stop-motion puppets. Seeing as I am a huge fan of stop-motion animation and miniature replicas, I find this to be very exciting. 

Fun Fact: The hare head mounted in the turtle’s office was actually a plastic hamster garden toy my boss gave me to modify. I would have preferred to sculpt the whole thing from scratch, but hopefully it looks the part.

— 1 year ago

KRAFT Devil - Sell your Soul Commercial

In September 2012, I worked for Stefaniuk FX Studios as part of his fabricating team to create the Devil costume for Kraft’s Habanero Heat Shredded Cheese Commercials. 

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Mini Pipe 

This is a toothpick sized pipe I made for my friend Saturno’s latest stop-motion movie in October 2012.

Saturno wanted the stop-motion prop to be the length and width (where the mouth registers) of a toothpick. Seeing as he is filming in HD, he didn’t want the pipe to have a handmade sculpted look to it, so I decided to  make it out of brass, rubber and wood pieces, which I bonded together with Apoxie Sculpt.  Most of the parts where dug out of various objects I found around the house, but I also took a trip to Active Surplus. I apologize for the bad pictures, I’ll send a link to his film when it’s done!

— 1 year ago with 1 note

KRAFT Devil - Habanero Heat Commercial

In September 2012, I worked for Stefaniuk FX Studios as part of his fabricating team to create the Devil costume for Kraft's Habanero Heat Shredded Cheese Commercials. 

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COMCAST - Xfinity (Hospital Commercial)

In August 2012, I worked for Stefaniuk FX Studios fabricating props for a series of Comcast Commercials. In this particular one, we build the patient’s body cast.

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COMCAST - Xfinity (Whale Commercial)

In August 2012, I worked for Stefaniuk FX Studios fabricating props for a series of Comcast Commercials. In this particular one, we build the whale tail.

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Crilian the Crocosauraus

This is a plesiosaurus/apatosaurus/crocodile hybrid I created as a stop-motion puppet in june 2012. I designed the puppet to have removable limbs. He can thus take on the properties of a sauropod land creature or a sea monster depending on wether the legs or the flippers are attached.

I created an armature core by drilling set screw holes into two aluminum blocks in which I inserted the aluminum wires. I designed it so as to make the neck, tail, limbs and body removable. The head is attached to the neck with a screw so as to be removable as well. The shape was sculpted out of clay (I used Chavant) directly on the armature and then molded out of gypsum cement molds. I casted it out of foam latex, seamed it with pro-said and painted it with pax. The back spikes,teeth and claws where sculpted our of apoxie sculpt.

Visit the link bellow to see the concept sketch this puppet was based on.

http://alexlemaydraw.tumblr.com/post/45484633815/crilian-the-crocosauraus-this-is-a

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