After talking to my classmates and my prof today, my project is going to be all about the material! I'm going to use pvc piping again (cuz I kinda like it) and create a set of units or rules to construct some kind of structure. I'm going to pre-cut different lengths of piping and find different kinds of joints. I don't know what the piece will look like in the end, but I have to use all of the pieces. I'm going to try to make something organic/intuitive out of "commercial" materials. I'm not sure whether I will install this in one of the gallery spaces or outside, and I'm not sure how the pieces will interact with the floor/ground. This time I'll clean the text off the pieces . . . and maybe paint them? That might be too hokey, but it might help illustrate the idea of the process: use a red one, then a blue one, then a yellow one, repeat (repete).
I can't decide what to do for my last project about "obstructions". I'm supposed to create a piece using commercial-grade materials ie. not found in the home. I have no idea what I want to make!
I started out by thinking I wanted to make a puzzle that couldn't be solved but I feel like I dealt with that in my last assignment. Then I thought about using an optical puzzle, or optical illusion but I'm not sure I can figure out the science of one. Then I thought about what if I create a situation where a puzzle cannot be solved in 3d (using the 3 circles, 3 triangles puzzle that baffled me as a kid) and despite being stoked about the tesseract, that would mean I'd have to construct a tesseract and/or discover new laws about the fourth dimension.
Perhaps I should make something that takes me waaaaaay out of my comfort zone, something confessional. Or perhaps I could make an obstruction for the viewer, either physical or visual.
Ugh! Too many options, I don't know which way to go!
Instead of making paintings about being alone in a public space (that's full and active) what if I made paintings of a seemly empty space but upon further reflection is actually full and abundant? Or objects that seem empty but reveal a fullness?