For the project that we are working on right now in class we have to chicken wire to build an armature for our piece. Susannah and I absolutely hate chicken wire, but, it does make for some interesting pictures (in my mind at least). I was going to upload this after watching a movie with Elliot, but fell asleep before we could even watch a movie, and then when I got home just wanted to go back to sleep.
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.
I just finished all my stuff that is due tomorrow. Now that I am thinking about it, I might as well have just waited until tomorrow to upload this, but it is the principle of it all, and I feel better knowing it is done (I am crazy, I am aware).
I was walking home from work today and was just kind of taking pictures as I saw things. These little were growing at the edge of the parking lot by where I work. There was one other similar one that I could not decided between for the life of me, so I picked the lowest number. I may upload the other one as well…
So, I have to confess. This is from yesterday. I am physically, mentally, and emotionally drained right now and was stretching myself to even upload a picture today let alone take one. Plus I was working on this project every spare second I had since crit was tonight. SOOC except for a conversion from raw.
I am in a ceramics studio this semester, which is going to be interesting. I have never dealt with ceramics at all before, and so that alone is going to provide a challenge. Plus, I don’t deal much with 3D things, and so that is a challenge for me as well. There are so many other reasons that the class is going to be difficult for me, but it is late and I have an 8 am class.
I took this photo earlier in the day (I promise, I did take this on the 24th), while in studio, but am just now having time to upload. They are my friend’s hands, but we are basically the same person, so this might as well be a self portrait. We discovered tonight that when we tell the story of how we became friends it becomes similar to a story of a couple meeting, which caused a good laugh.