Monday, November 28, 2011

inspiration for ze final project

fear and art


1. when is a person educated enough to have a valuable opinion about art?
2. can art be unintentional?
3. meh, who's afraid? that's dumb. what's there to be afraid of?

i mean, really. be self-conscious if you like, but that's as silly as egotistical.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

a long-awaited status update

Thank you, ladies [presumably?] for peeking at my progress. i understand that there are a few things you need to know. Firstly, my studio classes are print, sculpture, and photography.
For my project, I had chosen to practice object-space tension using skills and resources I have gained from sculpture. I have, so far, made a female pelvis out of clay and plaster. The inside is hollow. This exemplifies object-space tension in so far as from an outside perspective, the torse is a solid sculpture while the inside is a vessel wherin I'm creating a scene. I tried taking a picture of it, but it doesn't come out very well because it's entirely white. It just looks flat and blank, so you'll have to see more closely during my presentation. Anyway, the scene inside is a foamy beach. I'm working on fluffy plastic clouds that hang near the top, and there is already surf, sand, and cliff. At first, I thought to make the inside more springly and furtile, like a meadow or something, it seemed less and less appropriate the more I thought about it.

Also, the title of the piece is CLAMOFLAGE!
i've made little clams that i'me going to use to build up the sides of the torso. I had to make them out of paper when my new work schedule didn't leave time in my weekend to go out and collect authentic clam shells. But, you know, they are pretty cute. So now it's double camoflage: the paper is clam, and the clam is clam. 

I haven't decided if I'm going to smooth out the plaster or not. I sort of like it the way it is. It goes well with the inside of the pelvis, which isn't apparent until you look inside. On the other hand, maybe a skin-smooth appearance will create more tension between them, and that'd be better in terms of the assignment.

Well. It seems I have until Wednesday to decide.