Sunday, December 6, 2009
Here are some photos of my adventures in the last ten weeks. Today, I finished the final two prints of a series of six. Soon, I'll have them photographed posted for you all to see. Tuesday is my final critique at PSU ever! After the critique I'm putting together a DIY opening in Neuberger Hall, room 293, 6-8pm. If I can scrounge the cash, i'll have some wine and snacks for anyone who wanders in to have a look.
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Monday, November 9, 2009
During the time I thought I was finished with school (mere months), I didn't know what to do with myself. I had all these ideas brewing but couldn't justify spending money and time on projects that would only be executed for myself. I realized that I need others to rely on me in order to get things done, which is why I started the Structure project. I've asked people for their time (an unpaid favor) and in return I must do my part of the project. If I don't do my part then they've wasted their time, at least that's how I look at it. I'm interested in continuing these kind of collaborative projects when I finally finish school just to keep myself busy. Ideally, I'd just force myself to work solely for the benefit of working, learning, achieving goals and not for others, but I've found my weakness and am glad that I can make work out of it.
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Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
For the second time, and after I believing that I was graduating, I am taking Contemporary Studio Practice with Horia Boboia. I like the class because it allows me to work freely in the studio space. I have 24/7 access to the room, as well as the freedom to choose the medium and content of my project.
I had a vision of doing a collaborative series. I had a mental image of what my final presentation would look like before I had a concept. In my vision was a studio space with a table in center and at the table was an individual building a structure. On the wall behind the work table was a shelf with a collection of similar looking structures and drawings of those structures.
For this project I asked a number of people (in this case, creative friends and family) to build a structure out of the specific materials they were given. They had three rules: to use ALL of the materials, to complete the piece within 2 hours, and to make sure it was stable enough for me to move around. Other than that, they had complete creative freedom over their piece. My part of the project involves documenting the process, and using the structures as models for drawings and prints, which is what i'm currently working on.
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