Thursday, May 10, 2012

Spilling Ocean

This was my 3D Design Final and one of the most fun pieces I got to do all semester! In this instillation, I created the waves from three different types of yellow fabric (2 different types of felt and 1 laced fabric). I cut the fabrics into different width strips and then hot glued wired to the inside, double siding the waves with fabric. The box that the waves are spilling out of was made from foam core board. It is an entire cube minus one side. The idea was derived from the waves first. I made one and then another and then another! I couldn't decide what to do with them, but they definitely looked like an ocean. I used yellow because I didn't want it to be "water" to everyone, I wanted whoever looked at it to get their own interpretation. I created the box so that it would have a motion feeling that flowed from the box and spilled out onto the surface and rushed down the side. I wanted it to be semi-mysterious in "why was the "water" yellow", "how much is in the box", and just multiple other "why" questions. Either way, I wish I had a better more white place to take photos of it, but never-the-less I had a great time creating it.

Abstract Bridge

This was one of the pieces that I think came out the best in my 3D Design class during the spring of 2012. The bridge had to be entirely constructed from one 3x4 piece of foam core board, span a width of 36 inches, and be able to hold two very large bricks without breaking. My bridge did all that! It could be any design that we wanted and I chose to go with an abstract, mod bridge. I wanted to be able to see the bridge spokes through the openings and have it uneven (most bridges are symmetrical). I loved this project and I would most definitely do it again


These are two patterns that I created using the paint tool on Photoshop. I wanted to allow my viewers a chance to see a more close up, detailed version of the patterns that I created. One was modeled after a butterfly wing - zoomed in of course - and the other has my favorite animal on it (an elephant) and was created to emulate an Indian patterns. I loved making these patterns and I really could do it all day! I have so many crazy shapes in my head that I need to let loose :)

Circular Trees

This was my first piece that I completed using the Photoshop program. I took a digital editing class during the spring semester of 2012, and before the course I had never even touched Photoshop. This piece was not created from pre-existing images. I used various tools on Photoshop to paint this piece.

Henri Matisse Inspired

These two are some of my favorites that I have done so far in USC's fundamentals art courses. The object was to paint two pieces that were "copying" our favorite artist's style but only using black and white acrylic paint. My favorite artist is the fauvist Henri Matisse, mostly because of his wild color pallets and the ability to capture the spirit within the objects he is painting. The colors I was able to used posed a problem when trying to emulate Matisse because all he uses is color! So, I tried to make my black and white pieces feel like they were supposed to be originally in color. To make it feel, even though it is in black and white, that color was bursting from the canvas. I also tried to paint in a free and loose Matisse way that I found to be very fun and liberating.

Boxes Still Life

This was the first assignment in my basic drawing course and was definitely a wake up call that I needed to practice drawing more. It was more difficult that you would think, getting the angles right just about killed me! It was done with charcoal and I'm pretty proud of the way it turned out...but it's missing something. A back leg perhaps?! haha