Another shot of the sculpture I made in my class this summer.
It feels so weird typing anything in the 360’s.
In my studio this summer we poured a 200 pound block of plaster and then gradually chiseled away at it to carve something showing motion. I chose to do a long jumper for my piece since I was a long jumper in high school and absolutely loved it.
This project was an insane amount of work. Despite being done for a full day, my hand is still extremely sore, swollen, and I am unable to bend or straighten it all the way. I was so frustrated while working on this piece, I almost wanted to just quit. I even had an arm break off while working (which I am actually very happy that it did). However, despite how much I hated it while working, t was by far the best critique (at least most positive) I have ever had, and I think it may be my favorite piece that I have ever made (other than photographs).
In my summer class today we had to mix and pour 200 pounds of plaster into big cardboard boxes. It was crazy exhausting work. Then some people’s boxes busted open, spilling the plaster everywhere. Me and Susannah (who the eye picture is of) rushed to help one of the guys who had that problem, and got splattered with plaster as a result. We decided we needed a picture together, which is the first somehow (despite knowing each other for 4 years). And yet it is just of our dirty feet, how nice.