Saturday, May 16, 2009

Recent Work

So this past semester I dabbled in welding and limestone carving. Unfortunately, again, I've only got one relatively good photograph of my stone stuff, but I do have some of my welding stuff! They're not great pictures either cause they're hard to photograph. But I had some good pictures taken of them and hopefully by the end of the summer I'll have them up here.

First assignment for Special Topics: Metals. Sheet Steel. Put together with rivets(Rivets are the devil).

Second assignment. Bar stock, steel. Welded together. The Octopus is from round stock and the Guy is from square stock.

This is the final prjoect for Special Topics. I think this has been my most successful piece so far, but not in terms of execution though. It's one of those pieces that you want to go back to and re-work or do over. I'd definitely do it over. The biggest compliment for me was that Tom Lee(my sculpture teacher) decided to keep it in his house cause I had nowhere to put it!
I really enjoyed the class and definitely want to work more with large scale sculptures. I enjoy small metals stuff but I think I'll just keep doing that to practice craftsmanship.

This is one of the stone pieces I did in Sculpture 2 this past semester. I really, really enjoyed stone carving. I learned so much, but there is still so much more that I can learn with it and that's the beauty of it. This particular piece was meant to have a void in it, but alas, it broke. It's ok though cause it kind of works. Now I just have to work on making holes in pieces without breaking them.


There will be more drawings to come. For now here are some of the older ones I've done. One of them is from Drawing Composition from this past semester. Unfortunately, I haven't gotten round to photographing most of them yet.

From Drawing 1. A simple line drawing. Charcoal Pencil on paper.

Also from Drawing 1. Starting to work with cross hatching. Ink Pen on paper.

From Drawing 2. Landscape. Charcoal Pencil on toned paper.

Drawing 2. Still Life. White Conte on Black Paper.

Drawing 2. Building exterior. Ink wash on toned paper.

Drawing Compostion. Grid Drawing. Stick and Ink on toned paper. This is the most recent from last semester.

Friday, May 15, 2009

All Hail the Gnome

Band saw boxes. Cheap wood.

I love gnomes, incase my picture didn't give it away. Someday, I hope to have a huge garden full of them. I wish I could make them all the time, but that would be silly, and weird. So from now on, they'll have to do as a hobby. However, the mushroom box was for a Metlas 2 project. It was also the first time I got to work with Pewter, both casting and hollow forming. I love it. I can't wait to do more stuff with it. The gnome guy was just a little something I made last summer.

Mushroom Box. Pewter. Formed with chasing tools. The little gnome inside is a wax cast.

Gnome in a Cage. Bass wood. Carved with an x-acto knife.

Gnome Guy. Brass. Wax cast.

Second Gnome in a Cage. Cheap wood. Carved with the band saw and an x-acto knife.

Lost Wax Casting

I think this is my first love when it comes to sculpting. I love wax because how easy it is to mold and manipulate. Of course I don't feel like I have it down, I mean I've only been doing it for two years, so I've got loads more to learn about it. These are some of the things I've done using this technique. They are all from my first year at MCA.

Starting All Over Again

I decided recently to start a new blog. There were so many changes I wanted to make to my old blog. I guess I just decided that this would be easier. Seeing that it's taken me about two or three months to write one post, I may have been wrong, but oh well. I've come this far so why not?
This blog is pretty much the same as the old one but I want it to consist mainly of my sculptures and drawings. My last blog was a little too "all over the place" so I'm going to try and keep this one organized and in check. I hope that I can get all of my old viewers onto this new one without too much of a hassle. Enjoy!