I was always one of those "overly creative" kids who went all out when it came to dioramas for Literature classes. Using reflective surfaces, Christmas lights, mini trees, and hours of careful painting I once made a three foot by two foot flat diorama of the book White Fang by Jack London. I created an ice river with under lighting from Christmas lights and an entire light up village. I love the challenge of re-creating something with nothing but cardboard, paint, a bit of light and your imagination.
With these memories tumbling through my mind I had the overwhelming urge to try and re-create something again. I already had a light source available for use an 11" can-foorlamp I bought at a yard sale for 25 cents was begging for an interesting outer shell. So I thought about what I could build around it to make a neat pop-artish Andy Warhol sort of statement. A soup can? A box of cereal? A cartoon character?..
Then it hit me!
My family and I are hooked on a BBC television show called Dr. Who. It's been around since 1963, and it's about a 900 year old alien who owns a space and time machine. Don't you just love the British and their crazy imaginations??
What better to re-create than the time machine, also known as the TARDIS.
The TARDIS is in the shape of a 1950's public call police box from London.
Here's what it looks like..
..and here is how far I 've gone.