Custom Bodies by Alex

Artist/Painter Male Saint Paul, Minnesota, US
My Website: BBD Galleries
Mayhem # 1606490

About Me

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If you are reading this because you recieved a friend request from me, it is because I wish to work with you in the near future.  So if you would be uncomfortable working with me, don't accept me as a friend.  Having said that........

My name is Alex Lord and for as long as I could remember, I have always had an appreciation and love for automobiles and its culture.  The Hot-Rod culture is my particular favorite, in that the cars evolved past their simple transportation duties and became a new form of artwork.  My fascination with them comes from a design point of view.  The right combination of color choices and subtle details can mean the difference between a good car and an exceptional one.

When the opportunity for me to work on these wonderful machines was presented to me, I took it.  I sat, I endured, I got frustrated, but I figured out  a new skill set.  Armed with fresh ideas and an itching to prove myself, I found work in Hot-Rod/Restoration shops that dealt in high end, quality builds.  I learned patience, and to trust the process, let the materials work for you.  Even with the best laid plans and prep work, things just go wrong sometimes, human or material failure.  It was those small omissions and errors that caught most of my attention, mostly because I had to make sure that I remember what it was that I did, so that I wouldn’t do it again.  Sometimes those small mistakes produced something that I saw as “artistic”, so I asked myself, why not try to purposefully reproduce these “mistakes” on a larger scale.  And this of course fed my fascination with texture, so I started to explore further.  What else could these materials do when pushed just a little bit more?

In the Hot-Rod and restoration industry, original ideas and concepts are coveted and closely guarded.  Mostly due to the fact that the right idea can make you very popular very quickly, which in turn could mean big bucks.  So my mind kept thinking, thinking of what could be done that hasn’t been done.  Custom cars and bikes are created every day, and they are unique in their own respect.  However, in my opinion these cars and bikes are just variations of other ideas.  So I started to experiment, I would have a picture in my minds eye and I would do my best to make it happen, if at all.  My best ideas no longer had anything to do with cars I was working on everyday, they had everything to do with exploring textures, form, color, metallics, pearls, interference pearls, and light.  That exploration lead me to the human form, more specifically the female form.  To me the female form offers a surface for these wonderful automotive paints to be used to their capacity, the metallics and pearls accentuate form and muscle tone. 

Now you may be asking yourself “Who would do something like this?”, simple answer is “A whole lot of people from varied backgrounds.  Everyone models for their own reasons:
Some model because it is their occupation.
Some do it for fun.
Some want a physical duplicate of themselves and a photograph just won’t cut it.
Some believe in me and my art and would do it just because I asked them to.
Some want to capture the miracle of birth.
But mostly I would like to think that these nice people who model for me are on the same mission as I am...... to keep filling the world with beautiful things.


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