Polymer Tone Shrine

Germany’s Georg Dinkel has looked at polymer for many years in his job as a photographer for Staedtler, the maker of Fimo. This year he picked up a couple of leftover blocks and he was hooked.

Except for a wooden frame and the electronics, the rest of his Tone Shrine is polymer. Three speakers and an ipad are housed inside the structure which took three months to complete. He started with a smaller ipod nano shrine for his seven-year-old daughter. For his “zaubertafel” ipad the project grew bigger.

Growing up surrounded by German Rococo and Baroque architectural masterpieces, Georg knew how to speak that visual language in polymer.

With a simple display change, the shrine can resemble Big Ben, cathedral windows or any other appropriate icon. Enjoy these photos and this video of his ornate celebrations of technology.

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  • reply Iris Mishly ,

    This is absolutely beautiful!! Such an original idea!

    Suddenly my IPAD leather case looks so… boring :)

    thank you Cynthia!

    • reply Nevenka Sabo ,

      WOW!

      • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

        I desperately wish we could see this closer up—This is nothing short of astonishing. A year into Polymer Clay?!! Oh, the places he’ll go……

        • reply Barbara Briggs ,

          FaFabulous work! The detail is incredible!

          • reply Mary Fassler ,

            Awesome!
            The talent behind this is evident and the idea is such a social statement and sign of the times.

            • reply Sherry Bailey ,

              Holy cow!

              • reply Sandra ,

                Cynthia I love the Shrines in polymer there are beautiful angelical make me feel that I’m in heaven.

                • reply Pamela ,

                  Absolutely astonishing!

                  • reply Sera ,

                    OMG Are you SERIOUS? That is polymer??! I have never seen anything like it. This guy’s talent is truly inspired…. If I was Staedtler – I’d be making sure he never left! He certainly gives polymer’s reputation as a diverse artistic medium a boost. Good Find PCD ;)

                    • reply Georg Dinkel ,

                      I almost blush when I read your nice comments on my work. I did not expect.
                      Thank you so much.

                      Viele liebe Grüße,
                      Georg

                      • reply Jainnie Jenkins ,

                        Such exceptional and creative work! Thank you for featuring Georg!

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                            […] PCD featured his first shrine some time ago. He’s added more and more complexity to his pieces and skillfully documents how he builds the gilded fretwork out of polymer. […]

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