Friday, September 25, 2015

Chroma in 3D

Recently, my Three-Dimensional Art & Design students created these very colorful large scale pieces. I'll update the third, Monday's class, when it is completely finished, but here's what they've been cooking so far in my classes...

challenge: Color Coding
key concepts: art as everyday, collaborative, high relief, color, mind mapping, pattern, visual organization, observation

Students are asked to create a collaborative piece of art by designing a color coded system from the found objects they collect. In this 4 week process, students focus on seeing objects beyond their normal function, embracing color and pattern, and creating a sense of community and a shared investment in artmaking.


Christine Buckton Tillman & Lisa Solomon, CHROMA, Gallery CA (images/article)
Emily Blincoe,  (Colossal, images/articles)
Raoul Servais, Chromophobia (animated film, 1966)

Thursday's class!

 Thursday's finished piece


Friday's class!

Friday's finished piece!

Monday's class actually created their piece using contrasting colors (background versus object) so that should be something new and different. In the meantime, I put the two of these in the display case, side by side, unfortunately I ran out of room while simultaneously taking over someone else's space.
What can I say, it's a gift...

...and just for fun, here is Chromophobia, the 1966 animated film from artist, Raoul Servais.

ETA: Monday's class, finished piece!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Fluffy Rounds

Not sure about these...the why of it. Meh, they're fine, but I think this is an exercise in understanding, again, that I don't like using pristine, new materials...or acrylics, really.

ETA: No less than three of these are different already, only a month later. Two of them were completely repurposed...I think I need about a year with a piece of art before I understand its true purpose.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

De-Installation Blues

Aw. The LOSS felt with de-installation!

I took my exhibition down from the walls of Jubilee Arts yesterday. I wasn't really prepared, but was in the neighborhood; but I knew it was feasible based on what is laying around in my car, as far as bags and such. It was touchy work getting the tape off of some of the paper, but it was altogether one of the easiest de-installs I have done. I think this was a new record for me!

Although I did have to use my tweezers to get some of the rogue embedded pins out (Jubilee does not have an in-house pliers = totally weird). Those ball pin heads often pop right off, even if you are trying real hard not to let that happen; some just have a mind of their own. Anyway, I got those little suckers with my tweezers. Ye shall not outwit me, de-installation!

And let's all say a fond goodbye to the piece, Cut... it has a new home with artist, teacher, and all-around extraordinary gal, Cinder Hypki. I could not be any more pleased that it will live with her!

Because of my general feeling of loss and emptiness, I decided to apply to a few more solo exhibitions this week. This time, I submitted my work-in-progress series, Cog (the new mandalas). I applied to two solos total thus far, so I hope to get at least one of them and hope to find a few more places to apply. *fingers crossed*

Now that that's out of the way, I will return to the drudgery of writing for allthegrantsfellowshipsand awards. Dangit!