- The Moon -
"The moon understands what it means to be human.
Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections."
― Shatter Me
Designed and sculpted by ZECTRON with a little concept input from Tru:tek and inspired by the first mini oozeball I designed and sculpted myself last year and also by the film Le Voyage dans la Lune. Several weeks of sketching concept and theory took place long before any actual clay work began. Once the groundwork was in place the sculpt itself took me a few months and even that part of the process required several tweaks and a couple major reworks to fit the vision I wanted to achieve.
The design itself will be made in two parts. I opted to avoid the standard blank plug used in many vinyl toys and instead design my own plug to allow the texture and shape of the ball to continue over the entire piece and actually leave it looking and feeling like a ball. I did place a single large crater with smooth edges on the exact bottom though so it will "stand" nicely on it's own rather then just roll around.
To keep the whole process feeling personal i added ashes from the 1980 Mount. St. Helens volcanic eruption to the clay for a slightly rougher texture. I also added tiny shaved flecks taken from an of actual iron nickel meteorite that was a gift from my absolute favorite person. Would have just felt wrong to make the moon without using pieces of the stars.