Thursday, December 26, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Using linoleum I carved an 18x18 narrative about the rebirth of self. From the ashes left by the fire rises the Phoenix stronger than ever before. I added a baby in the womb about to be born. The star in the center is hope. The bats flying from the sides of the baby are the breakthroughs we face in life. There are floating hearts for love and pointed arrows for pain.
Speaking of pain, I cut myself a few times while carving so pain was involved in the making of this piece. Hope you like it!
Friday, December 6, 2013
It's the last two weeks of school, and everything is coming to a close. People are running around like chickens without heads working on finals. These next two weeks are crazy! I love this race against the clock, it's exciting and invigorating! Let's do this! Here are some of the projects I'm working on.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
The assignment was to create a print using a block. We were to use a minimum of two colors. The catch was that we had to use the same block for all layers. I could not understand for the life of me... until I started working. It finally dawned on me how it was going to work. The theme was to make a statement. Here's mine.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
When I came up with the feminine robot head idea I wanted her to have "hair" and a bow. I played around with the idea of her having eyelashes but I did not end up using them. I did, however, give her a luscious robotic pout! She was built piece by piece with foam core, glue gun and then she was spray painted chrome. This was a challenging piece since it was supposed to be worn. Take a look!
Sunday, November 17, 2013
I've been working on this project for a few weeks now. It's a commentary on the public school system in the United States. I'm leaving the interpretation open to the viewer. This is watercolor and pencil. Click on the last one to see the full piece!
Friday, November 8, 2013
When we started this process in class I could not wrap my head around how this was going to be done. Coming from mostly a drawing and painting background moldmaking was very alien to me. I'd like to share how this went. Take a look!
First we made plaster molds of the original object. Then we made wax molds using the plaster molds. We then covered the wax sculpture again to prep for the wax melting.
We then melted the wax with hot steam.
Here he is everyone! The Hamster King! Made of solid glass.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
I have been exploring how to put my feelings down on paper through my art. This has been an interesting adventure since I have no idea what may come of it. This one I called "Please Stop", it can be interpreted in many ways depending on the viewer. Make your own conclusion and tell me about it!
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
I wanted to make a puppet that resembled Evita Perón. I knew what she was going to look like, I just didn't know how to make her. I didn't want to look for "how to's" online because I didn't want to be influenced. So, here I was with an idea and no instructions... YES!!!
I bought a bunch of materials and and got started!
I wanted Evita to have a *spark* in her eyes so I used a doll's eyes that opened and closed (gasp!). Not the right color because dolls with open/close eyes are difficult to come by.
I wanted her to have a soft body, so I started by making a hand puppet.
I made a foam "skull" and placed the eyes in the sockets.
This is the anatomy of puppet Evita!
Sculpy was molded onto the face. Then removed carefully and baked. I made little hands too. The first time the face broke! I made another face and secured it with some foil so that it wouldn't move while it was baking in the oven.
Voilá! Face and hands ready for acrylic paint! I sewed some wire onto the back of the hand puppet as arms to then place the hands.
Treated her to a five star manicure.
Her blazer was made out of sewn felt, and her skirt out of a skirt I bought at a thrift store.
I bought hair extensions at a beauty supply store. Beautiful straight blonde hair. I secured the hairdo with hot glue.
Ladies and gentlemen... straight from Argentina... Evita Perón!
To bring her to life I sang (she sang) the Argentine National Anthem! It was a success! So much fun!