Our toaster stopped working so I decided to make a sculpture out of it. Below is what it looked like before. All the electrical components were removed prior to starting the project (safety first!). The Texas Toast and the front lever (toaster's nose) were fabricated out of wood.
Some of you might remember Milton the Talking Toaster, who was the mascot for Kellogg's Pop Tarts back in the 70's. As a kid, I loved Milton (and the Pillsbury Dough Boy, and Tony the Tiger). Milton was a huge influence for this project:
Ranjit and his elephant Indira
Carried the orphans through tiger country
And the tiger through people country
As they journeyed to the Valley
Of Never Ending Happiness
Wood sculpture made from a broken banister knob (body), a coat hanging rod (eyes), and a fence post (perch).
With his striking good looks
And mesmerizing scent,
Clovis found love
Wherever he went
Acrylic on a Coke can
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