In sculpture/ceramics class we had to do our final project. For this project you could do anything you wanted so I chose to make a flower crown! I was inspired by these beautiful crowns I saw at a little shop first Friday of December. I really wanted to make some similar and recreate it. The materials used were: Naturally wired, glitter glue, thin floral wire, fake flowers, and a hot glue gun. First I measured out the naturally wired thick wire for the base of the crown. Next, I wrapped the thin floral wire around and hot glued the fake flowers. After this process, I used the glitter glue to make the edges of the flowers' petals sparkly. This was one of the funnest and well-planned out projects I've done in this class. I think it was a very nice way to end the class!
Friday, January 10, 2014
For Art III we were given the choice to either make an interaction or a re-do project. I came up with several ideas for both projects and decided to make little punk dolls for an interaction project. I have not finished my project, but I will. Once I finish I'll post. I plan on making a Sid Vicious, Buzz Osbourne, Henry Rollins, Kathleen Hanna, Joey Ramone, and possibly others! as you see I have started making a Sid Vicious doll below which kinda resembles a voodoo doll.
Monday, January 6, 2014
Recently sculpture/ceramics class had to make marble drops! Marble drops are contraptions that you drop a marble in and are made to lead through a path like a maze. They are also a form of interaction art! It took me a while to come up with a cool theme for this project. I tried to move away from the cliche type of ideas and decided to use one of my favorite movies for the theme, Rocky Picture Horror Show. I thought this would be a great theme because the movie has many neat subjects in it as well as interesting characters that I could incorporate into my marble drop! This project was a bit challenging for me because there was just so much to do. I know that many people were working in groups and I thought about doing that, but then I thought it would be a good challenge for me. So I went for it! The materials I used were foam board, paper, hot glue, acrylic paints, and glitter. First I measured out the pieces from the foam board and used hot glue to put them together. Then I looked up images from the movie to get an idea of what things I would incorporate into the marble drop. I drew out the characters and then glued them in. I think the most difficult part of the project was cutting out the measured pieces with the exacto blade, but besides that things went pretty well.
I went through many ideas for this project and finally came up with one I loved! I decided to make a skeleton bowl. This idea stuck out to me the most because the idea of pressure put on bones, plus there is texture in bones! I am also fascinated with skeletons and figured this would be the perfect opportunity to incorporate one of my interests into my art. For this project, I used a bowl mold to help shape the bowl and make it nice and even. After I smoothed out the clay, I began to make the bone pieces and shape them into a skeleton hand. I used score and slip to put them onto the bowl. Then I used carving tools to give the bones more texture. For the color scheme I decided to use green and turquoise glaze. This project went pretty well for me and hardly had any challenges even though I had never made a skeleton bowl or even a bowl for that matter.