Sunday, July 05, 2009

Michael Jackson (jackson five)

I sculpted this little 8-1/2 " Michael Jackson figure 23 years ago. When I first started at Will Vinton studios in 1986 I was into Michael's music and thought this would be a cool sculpt to do. It's made from Avalon oil based clay over a wire and brass armature and even the Mickey mouse is done using a clay inlay. I did it on my own time and it was never used in a commercial or anything but the odd thing was that about a year after I sculpted this, Michael called the studio and said "I wanna be a raisin". From there we began work on the MJ California raisin commercial and later speed demon music video.

It's in rough shape after all these years but I thought people would like to see it.