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.