Sunday, December 1, 2013

Layers Art Project

The Idea of layers is to incorporate layers into your art! For example: A sculpture of threads or a wall of dolls' heads stacked on top of each other. You can do anything! For my project I made a sheet with layers of gloss medium, colorful things, and eyeballs. I was inspired by Mrs. Koefler last year when I saw she was using gloss medium on the windows and adding neat images and wire to it. I was also inspired by a family friend named Robert Schatte who is an amazing artist! He makes many different things, but one of them that stuck out to me were these interesting walking stick/canes. He would collect these thick branches, sturdy enough for using to walk with, sand them down, dye the wood with vibrant color, make a hole at the top and add a very detailed eye ball, then coat the stick with gloss. I wanted to create these two inspirations into one, but at the same time making it my own. I started by finding a hard glass surface to layer the gloss medium, then I added colorful strips of tissue paper and threads. For the eye ball part I painted wooden balls to look like real eye balls and added thread for viens. Although this project had its challenges, it might be my favorite so far! Things I used to make my project: Gloss medium, different strips of colored tissue paper, threads, wooden balls, and acrylic paints.

 These two pictures are of Robert Schatte's work.


Relief is a technique in sculpture. The idea of relief is to create depth in the piece. The different types are high relief, low relief, mid-relief, sunk relief, bas-relief, and counter relief. I chose to make high relief tiles representing a guitar. This was a bit challenging and time consuming, but I think it turned out nice. For my project I used clay, carving tools, and acrylic paints mixed with water.


For this project we had to make art that represents time as an element! I came up with several ideas, but this one stood out to me the most. I decided to recreate the soap from the movie " Fight Club," but more gory with blood from fighting. My theory is that over time when the people fight in the club and use the soap to clean up, the soap will get more worn down as well as bloody. This project was definitely challenging. I have never carved soap before so that was a definite risk. I practiced on a couple soaps before making the final soap. I would say that the soap could have been better, but for the most part I think it turned out well. For my project I used pink dove soap, carving tools, red acrylic paints mixed with water, and soap suds.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

V e s s e l s

In Sculpture/Ceramics class we did a project on vessels! The point of a vessel is to be able to hold something in it. There are many ways you can make a vessel. It doesn't have to be a boring ole mug, it can be a space ship mug! or anything you think is cool. It's up to you to make something amazing and unique! You can pretty much incorporate anything into your vessel piece. The possibilities are endless! For my vessel pieces I made a cat mug, a little tea bag trey, and a heart shaped jewelry box.

Monday, November 4, 2013


For Sculpture/Ceramics class we had to make land art! Land art is basically incorporating art into
nature. There are various ways you can make land art.  For an example you can make a mandala out of
different colored leaves, stones, and sticks! Or you could make a snow man! The possibilities are endless!
The point of land art is to really put your effort into it to make something beautiful; however, land art isn't
meant to last forever. The best way to capture your piece is to take pictures of it. For my land art piece,
I decided to make a little house out of squash and sticks. It was a bit challenging, but very fun! Although I
was happy with the results with the finished piece, I know there are things I could have done better. For
an example, I could have used a ruler to measure the windows and where I would  carve and put everything. All and all this was a pretty successful and fun project!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

InTeRtExTuAL project

For this project we had to think of some creative ideas to incorporate through our art.
Intertextuality is the shaping of a text/object, but turning it into a whole new meaning or perspective.
I made a big list of ideas I could use and chose Darth Vader with Yoda.
I thought this would be funny because they're really enemies, so I brought them together
by putting Yoda in a baby sling carrier. It's as if Yoda is Darth Vader's baby.The materials I used for this 
project were acrylic paints, brushes, and a canvas.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

T e x t and C u l t u r e

For this project we had to make a list of things related to culture. From the list there had to be a subject chosen. I chose music and then thought about the genre of punk rock music, which led me to actually choosing punk culture.  I used pen and ink for this piece. As you can see in the picture above, I drew a punk dude and wrote tiny words for his mohawk.