Tuesday, June 7, 2011

FIRST LOOK: A Realistic Statue of Christopher Reeve as Superman

    This weekend, I will have pleasure of attending L.A. Times Hero Complex Film Festival. And while I'm there, I will get to see this life-like statue of Christopher Reeve as Superman.

    The sculptor, Mike Hill had this to say about his work:
    “I made this piece to remind me of my youth,” the 42-year-old sculptor said. “As adults we forget the magic moments that forged our childhood dreams. For me ‘Superman’ still ignites that little boy who couldn’t afford popcorn watching an uplifting and incredibly exciting superhero save the planet. I believed a man could fly … and I still do.”

    The statue is a bit startling to behold and its creation was a complicated one. “This figure was sculpted in clay from various stills of Mr. Reeve,” Hill said. “The sculpture was then reproduced in silicone rubber and fiberglass. The skin is painted in layers to reflect human skin tones. The acrylic eyes are custom made to match Reeves’ own. Each hair is punched [into place] one at a time. The costume is an exact replica of the original.”
    I will take pics of this statue this Saturday. So excited!

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