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Monday, November 24, 2014

Student Work, Drawing Shadows




 Catalina Arboleda
(CHARCOAL, PASTEL & INK PEN)

IN ORDER TO CREATE SHADOWS, I UTILIZED AS MY MAIN SUBJECT AN OBJECT FORMED BY THREE PLIERS ATTACHED TO EACH OTHER BY ITS SIDES. SOME SHADOWS WERE CREATED USING INK PEN, AS WELL AS CHARCOAL AND PASTEL. THE FINAL SKETCH WAS BUILT UPON THE IDEA OF AN UNREAL WORLD IN WHICH SHADOWS TURN INTO SHAPES IN MOTION FORMED IN PATTERNS AND BIZARRE FACIAL FEATURES. WITH THE NEGATIVE SPACE I TRIED TO CREATE A SENSE OF PROFOUNDNESS MAKING THESE OBJECTS TO OUTSTAND OUT THE PAPER’S SURFACE IN ORDER TO ELEVATE ITS IMPORTANCE IN THE COMPOSITION.







Mahaly Grant
For the Shadows assignment, I wanted to use a space within which I interact on a daily basis. I initially wanted to use a space inside my apartment, but the light was not nearly as drastic as it was on my outdoor porch. Instead of setting up a scene, I simply put the paper down underneath objects which were already outside. For the first 4-5 tracings, I tried to use the natural lighting. However, this proved difficult as the light changed far too quickly and I wasn’t able to keep up with the shadows. Once night fell, I decided to use artificial lighting in order to maintain greater control. Toward the end of the piece, I found it increasingly difficult to keep the shadows coherent and the overlap to a minimum. However, I think the final outcome is fantastic and I’m very proud of it. I think I was able to present the objects on my porch simply by shadows projected by myself and sunlight. Overall, I greatly enjoyed creating this piece as it challenged me and made me pay attention to the movement of shadows. 

Josh Slinski, Student Work






Quick Challenge: Science
Motor oil and drops of water in a glass jar, olive oil and ink on foam board, and fiberglass resin on plants.

Josh Slinski, Student Work


Tanis Montgomery, Student Work


Instead of using newspaper as a ground or as a collage medium as I thought would be the fairly obvious choice, I decided instead to use it as a sculptural material.  I tore newspaper into small pieces, added water, and used a blender to create a pulp and then compressed the pulp into small three-dimensional shapes.  This exercise was, for me, mostly an experiment with the material.  I found that it was very difficult to create forms with flat sides or with any amount of detail, as well as thin or flat objects. Each piece approximately 1.5 inch diameter. 

Tanis Montgomery, Student Work

Final Project
Use work made during quick challenges.
Fall 2013

This piece is a compilation of some of the work I did for exercises throughout the span of this course applied to a new concept.  The work I did that stuck out the most during my Lay It All Out session were the wax pieces, which are my absolute favourite pieces, and the sound pieces I did for the water challenge.  I also worked a bit with text before the end of the challenges and that may have played into the ideas that were suggested to me as well.  One classmate's proposal for my final project was to display the wax pieces with the sounds of them being created played in the space.  This reminded me of One and Three Chairs, a piece by Joseph Kosuth made in 1965 that explores semiotics through different representations of a chair.  He did this many times with other objects as well, but the chair piece is the most famous one, and you're likely to have seen it before: