Sunday, December 5, 2010

a whole lotta work.

one week left of 1st semester sculpture! 
and to celebrate...

here is a whole lotta work. 
everything that i have done this semester, compiled into a few small photographs. 

"takuskanskan: the mysterious poser of motion
project title: skin and structure
materials: wood, wood glue, wire, stoppers

this piece folds into a 6' by 6' by 2'' piece of flat wood

"collapsable studio
project: kinetic 
materials: birch plywood, hardware

"house wife" 
project: individual 
materials: mdf, aluminum, light accessories, rubber, found objects

project: individual
materials: mdf, plexiglass, vinyl stickers, light accessories 

makes me want to knit a sweater...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

finally started my etsy account!

it's finally up! 
so check it out -->

all summer i have working on getting this etsy account up... 
(i have been procrastinating like crazy) 

but it's up now! 
 here are some photos...

they're pretty cute, very light weight
not bad for my first try at laser cutting. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

bosch, flemish painting, surrealism and rowan mersh?

i'm currently attending a northern renaissance art class
which i do enjoy 
but much of the class goes something like this:

madonna and child 
christ as the man of sorrows 
st. anthony,
st. christopher
st. grumble grumble 
christ as the man of sorrows 
madonna and child 
madonna and child 
the annunciation of the grumble 
christ as the man of sorrows 
madonna and child 
more madonnas and grumble 
the altarpiece of st. grumble 
grumble grumble... 

this week we studied the works of flemish artists from the 15th and 16th century
which are pretty much
and for some reason i couldn't help but see a relationship between Bosch's work and that of surrealists, Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte

 top: Bosch, bottom: Dali

 top: Flemish School, bottom: Dali 

which got me thinking about fashion... 
can fashion be surrealist? 
or have a surrealist aspect to it?

maybe in the work of Rowan Mersh? 
not completely convinced, but his abstraction of the female form leads me to believe that it could be considered surrealist fashion.  

 side panels: Bosch, center panel: Rowan Mersh

top: Rene Magritte, bottom: Rowan Mersh

Sunday, October 3, 2010

ok... too funny not to post.

my niece has one of these dolls and although i always found it creepy i never knew where it was from...

now i know! 
and knowing is half the battle...

Cesar A. Martinez.

a continuation of last weeks post...

this artist (Cesar A. Martinez) is clearly inspired by Richard Avedon's fashion photography. both of these artists show the frontal view of the figure and use a similar, bright palette to catch the viewers eye. 

i really love it when people are inspired by other peoples work.  

it's similar to a bee and flower relationship. a bee takes the pollen for something that is already beautiful, and without hurting or dismissing the needs of the flower, the bee creates a honey comb. and although both may rival one another in terms of what is beautiful in nature, they each have there own attributes that make them exceptional. 

it's been a really chill weekend and i do love metaphors. C: 

works by Cesar A. Martinez and Richard Avedon

Thursday, September 30, 2010

the jar project

content: jars 
process: create individual terrariums based off of the climates (tropical-desert) in the united states

in the inauthentic life we tend to dismiss our surroundings.
 by creating artificial atmospheric jars i hope to illuminate the issue of average everydayness. 
after a final assessment of this work i decided that the general theme was entrapment.
entrapped by: 
the home (my tiny apartment) 
work (ever scene office space?) 
society's expectations 

on a lighter note...

i just did it because i like jars, i think they're purty. C: 
also cacti are sweet. 

also here is an image from  the box project piece.  

the tree that is coming out of the top is called a money tree. 

Sunday, September 12, 2010




(p.s. snot can travel at up to 150 mph)

ikea catz

This is pretty brilliant.

It's not only a great marketing strategy but is just about the coolest thing one could think of to do in Ikea (without involving 100 tons of strawberry jello).

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Ok... So today I stumbled upon these artists, Steina and Woody Vasulkas, while surfing the net.

There work is pretty much spectacular.

There is so much yes in that.

Monday, September 6, 2010


first week in sculpture and i was told to create two masks. 
i wanted to do an instillation piece but my idea was shot down when we were told 
"to not get too crazy."


but i still liked how they turned out:

personal and collective unconscious 

this one is titled
grave humor

eh. i am hoping that for the next assignment i can step out of my box a little bit (my box being made of paper and cheese cloth).