Thursday, December 7, 2017

Finishing Up 3-D

I love repurposing....even in art.    Our project was a secret box.    I was able to use the self portraits created in Drawing for the top.      Inside was filled with collages of photos and small memory pieces.   I even made a memory jar to hold my favorite quotes about life and death.   More photos to come.  
Our task was to create a hand and head sculpture that was a self portrait but it also had to tell our story.    Guess it's pretty evident that I lived by a railroad track growing up!  :)    I love working in clay and definitely want to try this again.  

Friday, November 3, 2017

Project - Relief - Oil Paint

This relief was done in clay and then put into a sand mold for an iron pour.    The final iron relief was then painted with oil paint.    Feels like "primitive" folk art.  

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Pumpkin 2017

Pumpkin Carving for class.    I painted it with glo in the dark paint.   Can't wait to see how it looks at night!!

Monday, October 16, 2017


This week we are composing a "life" relief from clay.     We will pour it with iron later in month.     This is a small 6x6.   Very difficult to work with the small size and the soft oil based clay.    Looks like "primitive" art.    Wish we had made a pottery piece.   I could have gotten into making a memory jug!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wood Sculpture

For the conversion from a paper sculpture to a wood sculpture, I decided to paint the 7 wood blocks as flags of European countries (France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium, etc.)   I kept the design and negative spaces on the surface.    It still has the appearance of razor blades stacked.    Wood is definitely not my medium.   I loved the project put the precision needed to work in wood is crazy!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

More Paper

The big reveal was done in class today.   We have to take our paper sculpture and make wood sculptures.    I think I'll be doing the razor blades from yesterday and not the french curves.