Well after 3 years I’m very happy to announce that this project is finished. Thank you for the support.
The Happiness machine is framed and stored away until further notice. The picture itself is sandwiched between two sheets of glass, and framed by an aluminium and polished steel cabinet (though as you can see the polished steel is currently protected by a thick black film). It’s heavy„„about a quarter of a ton. Most of that weight is the thick laminate glass of course.
There are 100cm x 70cm limited edition lithograph prints now available at www.marklascellesthornton.com (I’ve kept these as reasonably priced as possible.
I’ve also started work on 50 half scale versions, which will be pretty expensive. About the price of a family volkswagen I should imagine, or one of those hybrid things…the Priam. No Priam was the king of Troy, I mean the Toyota Prius. I might be willing to make a trade actually, and not accept cash, and just take 50 hybrids. I’d prefer Volkswagen’s to be honest. I’ve had two of them, and their engineering means they are practically indestructible. Which leads me back to my frames.
I’m putting a lot of design and fabrication effort into these limited edition of 50. I’m just sourcing cotton papers, and running a few tests. They will also be framed in polished steel cabinet’s, engraved and numbered.
I’ve also started work on some new projects, which I’m excited about. I’ll have more news on this, and some further information regarding exhibiting the above, very soon. Thanks again xx