Tuesday, December 8, 2009
For this project, I wanted to do something different then sports. I do love the outdoors so I came up with doing some birds. Each bird that is on here is a different kind of bird and represents how many different birds we have on earth. There is no relationship between the birds as they are connected, but each colorful bird has their own pattern and I tried to separate each bird so they can be shown off individually.
Hello My project is Christmas ornaments. I love Christmas time, it is very good and cute thing to do this time of the year. The time in this piece is based off the fact that if you celebrate Christmas you kind of grow up with it and you can measure time by Christmas.
When I first started this project I simply had no real concept behind the Dragon, only because in the Chinese calendar I was born in the year of the dragon and I think Dragons are powerful creatures. Dragons are scary beasts and so are the years. So far the predictions that in the year 2000 (Year of the Dragon) computers would crash and chaos would unfold. Now 2012 is the big talk about the apocalypse of the world again Year of the Dragon. Further into the future people believe that in 2060 (Year of the Dragon) that the Chinese would invade the U.S. and prevail later the Chinese would consume all remaining resources and leaving the planet to die. Also that same year Sir Isaac Newton believed that the world would end that same year. I hope all these theories are nothing more than just a scare so I will keep the Dragon half alive to keep in mind that its only a scare. I would like to go further in the project by maybe making a few more Dragons and placing all of them in front of a blue screen. Then have them fly in the sky.
The idea behind this piece is hard to guess at, but I was trying to convey the vague memories and snap shots of childhood that I have (the beads), that a lot of people have, and the windings and weavings we do when we are older (the wire), trying to piece them together into a more cognitive history. I apologize for the blurred picture, but my power is out! This was the only one I had taken so far.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Final Project: Mobiles! Remember to have fun with these! Check out the mobile links on the sidebar. These are due Tuesday, December 8th!
This video is not related to mobiles, (it would have been really great to show you for the paper project) but I thought it was funny and wanted to share!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
A mother and wife at 19, I quickly found myself in a life quite different from the one I had for the 18 years previous. At 21, I am still trying to understand the roles I play in my family. Laundry is one major bone of contention. I have never really liked doing laundry, and now I am in a situation where I have to do my laundry, my daughter's laundry, and my husband's laundry. This piece is an expression of the ever-growing pile of laundry that I must deal with, as well as the roles the members of my family take.
For my modular unit and repetition project I used procedural face masks to make a guinea pig. I sewed together over 50 masks with thread, used the earloops from the masks on the face and embroidered on details of the eyes, mouth, and nose. My reasoning for doing a guinea pig is because I do not support animal testing and because I simply really like guinea pigs. This guinea pig is like a plush toy, one that is very soft and comfortable to lay your head on. It represents how we see animals and products and never see what some animals have to go through for certain products to be "safe". It is also for animals that undergo other research and testing not directly involved with toxicology, cosmetic, and drug testing.
My piece is a hand sewn pillow made entirely out of cigarette butts, thread, and a few buttons. The reasoning behind the piece is the symbols that cigarettes represent to me. To me cigarettes represent my day to day cycles: the people, the places, the situations. These habitual cycles of events provide false comfort, as cigarettes do. Knowing the predictability of every day events may seem comforting, but in actuality it provides false comfort.