Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sorry for the poor photograph. I wish I could see everyone's pieces today, but my daughter is home sick!
When I was designing this piece, I really wanted to emphasize the importance that sites can have on particular pieces. In this case, my piece would absolutely be incomplete without resting on my head, as my hair needs to wrap around and through the wire. Hair Metal also serves as documenting a particular moment in time. Every time I take it out of my hair and re-wrap it, the finished outcome can never be repeated exactly. It also is unique to my head and my hair length at any particular time.
We live in a time where it is extremely easy to change your hair style and color, even on a day to day basis, which not only shapes our wardrobes, but the opinions that people have about us.
The idea i had behind this project was to make metal flowers. There are 4 flowers and there steams coming out. It attaches to your leg and goes across and around someones whole leg. The found object was vines going around the steams.
In cities they have man made nature, no true nature. My metal flowers show that show how humans have almost controlled nature in the way they want it to be and look. The fake vines show that humans try really hard to cover it up that isnt not man made but it so obvious that it is.
fake plant/ leaves
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
For my wire sculpture I want to make "fancy" gloves. I want to make them start near the elbow as lace and end as bear paws for the hands. I'm thinking of using white string on the lace part as well as wire and for the actual paws I am not quite sure what to use to make "fur" but have a few ideas.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
My Piece is about how towns are built now a days. The economy was at such a high and they built all these neighborhoods that now after the fall of the economy are now empty. Most of these towns were built so fast that they are really poorly made, like they were built out of paper walls.
This piece is about how nature is being overrun by urban expansion. I chose to do this because this is my theme in most of my work and I enjoy nature. I thought doing a stop-motion animation film along with the paper sculpture because I thought it would be fun and I enjoy making videos. The materials I used were construction paper, glue, and coat hangers.
To construct this piece I used Mat Board, Bristol Board, and Pva glue. The individual pieces were all folded by hand and cut out with scissors and an exacto knife.
The overall idea behind this piece was the ignorance and lack of objectivity found in society. People bury themselves so much in one point of view that they fail to view the issues of the world with a sense of open-mindedness. All of the materials used act as symbols to convey this concept. I paper mached over a mannequin head and used a saw to cut a hole through a book, and then inserted the head into the book. I then drilled a book into the back of the head. I also added hair cut from the mannequin and used it as a bookmark for the book. I chose these materials because they assisted the best in conveying my concept and offered a powerful image to compliment the idea.
Materials: Newspaper, glue, Reader's Digest Condensed Books Vol. 4, The Nun's Story by Kathryn Hulme, Mannequin head
Size: approx. 12" x 12"
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
There has been an invisible dark cloud brought upon the colleges and universities of Arizona. That Cloud is called Proposition 300, this requires all non-citizen students to pay out of state tuition for college; even if the student has lived most of their life in the state. They may also not receive any financial assistance or state funds. The golden butterflies in my art work are the dreams of these students of continuing their path to a higher education. The black smog shrouds the light in their dreams and kills of the golden butterflies. In other words their dreams die.
For the butterflies I use the scoring technique and apply the stop motion concept to make them appear as they are flying. I made a blue and green screen 40"x52" and used putty to mount the butterflies on to the sheet; as a result I was able to give the effect that they are flying in the sky.
Materials: Paper, Bristol Paper, Blue and Green construction paper, Adhesive Putty, Digital Camera, Soundtrack.
Monday, September 7, 2009
For the top I made a foil mold then paper mached newspaper to the inside so the foil wouldn't scrape on the skin. I paper mached pink paper over the outside of the foil a few times and I added tulle right around the bustline.