Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
A wonderful and powerful figurative sculptor, Cordova works in ceramic and creates these figures that often suggest stories..... She combines stories from her cultural past with her incredible technical skills to produce stunning sculptures.
"Paseante", 2009 is seen here.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Look at how Sze uses collections of objects to build these elaborate structures. Some of the parts move, light up or even make sounds. Her work seems a good response to the enormous streams of information we live with today.
See more of her work here....
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I've been amazed by the creativity and skill of this wonderful artist! These are medium-large sculptures (sometimes they are life size), with a wonderful use of gesture and surface texture!! Look how your attention travels through the figure- along the limbs and over the textures.
See more of her work here...
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Hadid is a British-Iraqi Architect. She has designed buildings, clothing, furniture, and even the layout of urban developments. In 2004, she received the Laureate Pritzker Prize for Architecture - considered the "Nobel Prize" of architecture. Her work displays strong ORGANIC and GEOMETRIC FORMS.
You can see more of her work here....
This "Tri-flow tap, is a faucet with three channels for hot, cold and filtered water to flow through. It has a touch sensative button to activate the flow of liquids, and was produced with a unique fabricating process.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
This is a classic book- THE classic book of decorative design ideas. Owen collected these patterns and designs from a variety of cultures and architectural resources. He created his own rules for organizing designs and applied them to his own work.
Such amazing patterns to look at and learn from!!!
Check the link here....
Sunday, October 25, 2009
OK, this one we can get into!!! Let's make a sculpture that takes us away from this world....
Create a scene inside a box of EXTREME DEPTH and space... use lighting to create drama..... forced perspective.... and place a character in there too!
Here's the handout!
Here's a great example of things you could do for a creative career- scenic design! Mr. Rosenthal was trained at Yale in set design and lighting. The sophistication of his training shows in the AMAZING sets he has created.
You can see more of his work here....
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Cornell is the inspiration for our next project- "Alternate Worlds"...... His box constructions are fantasy worlds, made of collected images, objects, and fragments. By using the Surrealist's ideas of juxtaposing different objects together, he created a "story" to the scene....
See more of his work here.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
In my sculpture I used wire to pierce the plaster and create small holes. I wanted to show the the sculpture was lifting up off the table, so I rounded the bottom and made different sculptures of the sun on it. Also, I put it different holes and gaps to let the light shine throughout the sculpture.
Monday, October 19, 2009
I based this sculpture on a pterodactyl stuffed animal I have named Misora. I used a variety of techniques on this sculpture, but I used winding the most and the best. A fun little detail I added is the ball of wire in her head. She is also holding my name as my signature.
Friday, October 16, 2009
For my sculpture I used different gauged wires to show the difference between the thickness of a dragonflys body and the wings. I wrapped wire around each individual wire to create the mass of the body. For each of the wings I used a different technique to show how detailed they were.
I enjoyed sculpting with wire. I thought it was fairly easy. We used steel and aluminum wire of various gages. I found the hardest part of the project was the steel wire shell that we made first. I found the aluminum and the small gage steel was a lot more malleable.
Friday, October 9, 2009
The technique that worked best in my sculpture was winding the wire. Since all the flowers and leaves had to be connected to the stem, I used this technique so they stayed on securely. The image of the flower was best showed by winding and twisting different wires to create the overall shape.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Well for this project in sculpture class that we have been working on I chose to sculpt a roach. I found out while I was working on the roach the technique that worked the best was the piercing one. for this i used a hammer and nail to create on its head. Although this piece it didn't come out as best as i hoped it was still pretty decent.