This is my rendition of either the Ghost of Christmas Past, or just a stylish normal ghost. He was suuuuuper fun to make. I made a really simple red slip and painted the face on (I cannot see inside), the jacket was much harder to make. I pretty much made the pattern as I went along, then added the ribbon harness to tighten and loosen the coat. The ribbons weren’t all on correctly, unfortunately, in these photos, because I couldn’t see when I put it on hahah. Nevertheless, I love how it turned out. I hope to one day look like this when I am a ghost.
This is my first neon sign! It was damn hard to make. My class really wanted to attach a political message to it, but there were none in my original intention. Thats the nature of art huh? Well disclaimer, I love Texas and mean no negativity with this piece 🙂
My train of thought follows thusly: I wanted to create a state outline because I think they’re graphic and patriotic, I landed on Texas for its clout and visual interest. I wanted to flip it backwards to mimic the shape of Australia, so I wrote Au: as an abbreviation in the middle. Why not just make Australia? Well who would recognize it then?? Furthermore, nothing in art is that straightforward. I chose red neon gas because its the brightest. It looks great in my room and I’m replacing all my lightbulbs with red ones.
And yes there’s a Lime Wire pokin out, he’s my friend 🙂
This sculpture is foam, felt, wood and wire. I love the style of it, because it’s simple to make and has such a graphic effect. The gif I made to show it online almost makes it look like a cartoon animation, which is perfect. There really is a harmonica in there 😉
This was a very big scale project compared to my previous school work. Our assignment was to create a shrine to a found object. I chose a Fender guitar pic, which in my imaginary land saved humanity with the power of music. I made elements of this with ceramics (lil vases inside), wood (general structure), welding and fabric (roof), and acrylic. It was really fun to make this tiny world.
From A to B and Back Again, (named for Warhol’s so-called auto-biography), is the largest collection of Warhol’s work since I believe 1989.
I loved the show. I noticed that my personal favorite Warhol, Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) was missing from the show, something not surprising as I had actually seen that piece a few weeks previous at the Wadsworth in Hartford. Most notable to me was the portrait room, the mural size works, and the more sculptural displays that showed off such iconic pieces as the brillo boxes. The gallery didn’t have much work to do in the way of a message, Warhol’s philosophy has saturated American minds now, decades later, and his pieces speak for themselves. Any exhibit putting two Warhol’s next to one another would accomplish enough in the way of his philosophy.
The mural size pieces are breathtaking in person, and fantastic feats of painting in my opinion. I wanted a lot more out of the show in terms of 3d displays, Warhol left behind so many artifacts that would have been fascinating to see in person. Overall, the show was clearly more for instagram opportunities and gawking at these massive paintings than actually
It’s not really found footage haha, thats just what we called the project. I teamed up with my friend Mozna and we made this video for class. It’s about surveillance, perspective, technology, and storytelling. Hope ya like it!