Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ever wonder about freshman year at RISD?

Here's a quick video to show you what you could do in college with your developing art skills :-)

Wire Sculpture Project

A new challenge for the class! Create 3D drawings describing an object. Use wire as a "line" in space to render the mass and volume of their subject. 

Braeden's Jungle

Evan's wave

this sculpture represents a wave type form. using different textures and folds and uses of powdered graphite.

Andrews Roach

Well for this project in sculpture class that we have been working on I chose to sculpt a roach.Add ImageAdd Image 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.

Amanda's wonderful shell sculpture

What really influenced my sculpture is curved folds. The curved folds made me think of shells and helped me make my piece what it is at present. <3 They shape the piece more than any other technique and create great light and shadow.=3

Chris's Paper Sculpture

The paper sculpture I made was inspired by a sea shell. I used curved folds to show the rounded shape of the shell. I then used compound folds on the left sound to exemplify the contour of the shell.

Monday, September 21, 2009

POST your work!

Each student must post an image (or two) of their completed sculpture, with a commentary. 

The commentary should use sentences to describe how you used any of these elements in your work:
FORM- primary the outside form/shape
LIGHT- how you used light and cast shadows in your work
SURFACE- how did you pierce or add decoration to the surface of  the sculpture?
PLANES- How did you fold the paper to make interesting effects?

Please use Correct capitalization and punctuation in your post :-)

The Paper Sculpture Project

Here's the handout for the folded paper sculpture. Samples of the completed sculptures are displayed above....
Students went through a creative process of brainstorming, experimenting with folding and applying that knowledge to their final designs.

What a great class!

Nils's tree

This is my tree for sculpture. I have Incorporated light an shadow by using straight folds and curved folds. I also used piercing on the branches to add more surface texture.i also tryed to make the desigin diffrent from a tree by adding diffrent folds.

Ryan's jellyfish sculpture

I am inspired by the ocean and its sea life. I used a variety of folding, shading, and puncturing of the paper. I worked with curved folding on this piece the most.

Jessica's Fish

For this sculpture I used piercing, surface decoration, curved and straight line folds. To create the look of a fish in the ocean I moved the curved lines throughout the sculpture creating movement.

Kelly's Airplane Sculpture :]]

For my sculpture I chose to make an airplane. I used piercing to show the windows, and straight folds to show the way the airplane moves. Also, I created the overal shape to look like the airplane was flying through the clouds to show that it is flying.

Alyssa's Sculpture

A close up shot of Alyssa's sculpture.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

More sculpture student's work!

Here are more of the amazing paper sculptures created by students in Sculpture Class.

They are using paper to create low relief sculptures inspired by objects (waves, mountains, etc.)
Look how they are working with PLANES, LIGHT and FORM. The pieces are made with folded and pierced bristol paper decorated with graphite powder.


Ruth Asawa, Sculptor

I discovered another wonderful sculptor, working in wire and paper folding! Please notice how she responds to some object or idea (natural objects) and how she uses LINE and FORM in her art.

I hope you will also read about her life and youth in an American internment camp during WW2. 

See more of her work at her web site.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Amazing paper sculptures!

Look at the work of Peter Callesen and notice his use of FORM to tell a "story". Note that he uses forms that we can recognize, then he creates a secondary form - it's often the opposite of the first!

Great use of humor, and irony to capture your attention.

Incredible skill and craftsmanship too! 

Monday, September 14, 2009

Check out Calatrava!

Amazing work by the architect and artist Santiago Calatrava...