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15 December 2011 @ 01:53 pm
How many months has it been now? This may be a new record for me.  
Good news everyone! School is out for winter break, I can now sleep ridiculous amounts and play video games all day. I'll probobly work on art at some point as well.

I'm not entirely sure what grades I got in any of my classes, save for History, which I know I have an A in. At this point though, I'm just glad to be out. I feel like it ended at the right time, I was just beginning to get tired and taking less time on projects and just generally caring less. It was a good semester and I feel like I got some really good stuff out of my classes. Despite my initial feeling that I wouldn't be able to make anything I liked in sculpture I actually managed to get a couple of good things out that I would be able to expand on in the future.

Let's start off on a sillier note! This is the B movie poster for foundations in digital, I'm fairly sure this might be the greatest movie that will never exist.

My "inspired by" project for ceramics (the artist I chose). I went nearly insane threading the yarn through these, I think I ended spending 10-12 hours doing that. So very worth it though.

My reliquary project that's not exactly a reliquary. Probably the most complete project I have from beginning sculpture, in that if I found a better table and some nice chairs I could go ahead and re-install it somewhere.

My "visual poetry" project for ceramics. These were much less of a pain in the ass to install (at least as far as threading goes) than the last one. I'd like to keep going with this theme and be able to make a series out of it.

Next semester I am planning to be in: Sculpture, Life Drawing I, History of American Art and Advanced Painting. I really enjoy doing 3-D and installation work, what I would really like do is something on a much larger scale and interactive stuff as well. I have felt more excited about the future lately, this whole potentially having a direction thing is pretty nice.
Current Mood: accomplished
kcharkkchark on December 15th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
I'm really glad that you enjoy sculpture so much, I think that it's something that you could be really good at and have your own voice through. I know that you're not a very talkative person usually but you can make really pretty things and get your perspective across that way. That reliquary project for example, it's so airy and cute! The pieces with the red yarn are really interesting as well and I'd like to see where you'll take that idea next. The showerheads are particularly jarring.

Have you had any trouble with having Tony as a professor, or is he not an issue? I've heard a lot of things about him, but I haven't ever had him myself so I don't know anything firsthand. Btw, that Attack of the Killer Kitten poster is really cool too, I like the filter that you put over it to make it look like an old movie poster (or if the picture of you is just that way, well it works!). It looks like you had a great semester!
Melly: Log Ladypandaxdoll on December 16th, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)
I'm glad you like them! I feel like I can get ideas out a lot better through sculpture, I feel strange doing non-figurative work in 2-D and I feel like this allows me a chance to step away from that.

Tony was very frightening to me at first. He got on my nerves badly enough at one point for me to kinda snap at him and I guess after that I stopped being as afraid of him. I think the thing about Tony is that he's just intimidating, and somewhat of an ass.

I didn't use a filter, but I did play with the coloration a lot. My camera also has tendencies towards taking slightly grainy pictures and I also had to make the picture larger, so it made that stand out a even more.
Jeff Grit: Boostle - Scoping things outkihanna on December 15th, 2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
Haha yeah I think you're, like, made to do studio/installation work. You're incredible at it!

Also that B Movie Poster is amazing

Man I can't wait until you take Video & Performance art. Needs... to happen...!
Melly: dinosaur origamipandaxdoll on December 16th, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you Jamie! *o* It is something I would really like to continue doing.

Oh my goodness, I am very excited about taking that class. Actually, the next thing I'd like to do for my red yarn series is partially performance based. The process of threading the shower heads involved me making a giant trail of yarn around the tables ceramics room and I would have to continuously guide it around the room to keep it from getting tangled. In those moments I felt like I had become some sort of human sewing machine. I'd like to recreate that experience as a performance piece. There's a lot that I would still need to figure out about how it would work exactly, but that's my starting point.
Jeff Grit: Cockatiel - What Bitch Whatkihanna on December 16th, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
Aw man that's exciting that you're getting ideas already. :D Don't forget you'll be able to do independent studies too if there's stuff you want to pursue something more! WOOO!
Melly: strawberry owlpandaxdoll on December 16th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
Yes! I've been thinking about that a lot lately as well. Things to do for future semesters! :D
it: [tom waits] owns your soulpost_hummus on December 20th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)
WOOHOO, A POST! I was wondering what you had been up to lately (insanely busy creating MASTERPIECES, obviously!)

These are just breathtaking, I couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw them on facebook! You're really onto something here, and you've already got a great start for this "red thread" series.

Did you have any other projects this semester, or were these the major ones? I wanna see more pictures! Very inspiring, all the same. It seems 3D/installation work can go overlooked compared to other art forms, but easily pushes boundaries and can be the most powerful.
Melly: Kiopandaxdoll on December 20th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm very glad you enjoy them so much! :] All the positive response I've gotten makes me feel like I'm really going in the right direction here.

These are not the only things I made this semester, but they're the only things I feel are worth showing off.