I am honored to be among this exquisite group of artists celebrating the 10th anniversary of Ilanena Hoshina. Really honored because this whole project went through in less than two weeks. Ilanena-sama showed a preview image of one of the custom toys on twitter and I told him that I would have enjoyed participating (thinking that 2 weeks was not enough time anyway to be invited and well, usually invitations are closed this shortly before the opening).
But what I did not expect was his reply. He asked me for my address and within one week I received a box with his Dai Kaiju Card Monsters. I already knew what I wanted to do but when I started working on Monday evening I wasn’t successful. I gave up early and it took me a second attempt the next evening to finally come up with the results that I had envisioned.
Inspired by cutaway anatomy drawings of kaiju monsters I wanted to do something similar, yet, also different from what Jason Freeny is already quite well known for. Then I remembered having seen sheet plastinations in an article about Gunter von Hagen and knew that this would be what I wanted to try to recreate. I have to admit that by creations below are not really plastinations in the literal sense. With the little time I had (deadline is next weeks Monday!) I also did not have the time to sculpt proper organs. Hence, the approximate result of a fake plastination. Yet, I am really happy with the results.