Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sculpture Saturday

Idea of what I want to make (it was a productive ebook meeting)

So far, so good!

I love its linear quality :D

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Just making some stuff

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).

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Project 3: obstructions

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!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

March 8, 2014, ink on paper

Shifting focus

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?