On Wednesday, I met my fellow 3D classmates and great teacher at Fountain Square, and from there we made our way to the top of Carew Tower in downtown Cincinnati. This building is gigantic as I’m sure you can imagine … Continue reading →
First photo taken with flash, second photo without. These little figurines were fun to create all-around. After firing, I stained them with a dark walnut wood stain. Afterwards I decided to give them a more matte finish with acrylic … Continue reading →
First photo taken with flash, second photo taken without. Although the shape is a little shaky, I’m proud of this work. The vessel is imperfect which is what I love about it. The look of the sloppy glaze job is reminiscent of … Continue reading →
After working the whole day on my feet with little or no time to rest, I get so antsy. Tossing pies in a small area for several hours a day, all weekend, makes me the loopiest weirdo at the end of the night and my space is noticeably altered somehow. It’s a confusing feeling but it’s as if I could take on the world. Or not. But it is unlike anything else, most likely because by that time my care and regard for everything has flown out the window. Although this perception is a little negative, at least I have been productive!
Touching and being touched: There is nothing quite like running fingertips over a loved one’s smooth skin. The silky sensitive friction is calming and therapeutic. Skin is so beautiful, and it is truly amazing how delicate yet tough the barrier to our sacred vessel is. Not to mention how awesome these (for lack of a better word) diagrams look:
Touching is definitely a positive experience that leaves a lasting impression for me, and is the most important physical sense I can think of. It is an intimate, indescribable feeling.
Qing Dynasty Glass Vase 18th century, China This fine white glass vase is an opaque jade color, created by being blown into a mold then carefully polished. It replicates the smooth texture and translucent light greenish white luster of nephrite. … Continue reading →
This creation is a bundle of a decent amount of copper electrical wire. I was shooting for my piece to implicate elegance and simplicity. After experimenting with a couple types of wire, I decided to go with this one because … Continue reading →
My models are simply wire, I used a thinner aluminum & also the thicker kind we were given in class. Wire is a lot of fun and helped me to truly test my fingertips’ abilities. It takes a good while to make a nice straight line or a crisp, solid angle. I was surprised to see what I came up with and overall learned a lot about line of course, also balance and teeny tiny muscles’ strength.
Andy is a British sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist born in 1956 who collaborates directly with nature. He grew up working as a farm laborer from an early age in West Yorkshire. He works and resides in Scotland nowadays. He has produced many works since the early 70s and still creates.
Wrapping poppy petals around a granite bolder, 1989
“At the art school, students were not allowed into the garden. It was protected by a tall wall. I thought that was ridiculous and climbed over and made the work.” –1976