Day 548

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Pop quiz. What is this material?

Time’s up. Hand in your papers. I’ll grade these tonight.

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Day 539

More shorts.

Had a good talk with Malcolm Cochran last week. As of now, I will be focusing more and more of my time on animations. Hopefully no one needs Sam’s old studio for a while. Having a proper shooting space is nice. And if they do need it, maybe I’ll pull rank.

That’s it. I’m going to go work.

Day 533

I have commandeered an empty studio on the second floor today. I’m going to be shooting my animations down there. Or at least for the next two weeks. I’ve been story-boarding them out, and we’ll see how far I get before I break something. I’ve also been putting the finishing touches on my box sculpture. Which is finishing the boxes for the t.v.’s and the boxes for the bases. And the bases are 18″ cubes.

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There is a strong possibility that I will be putting stuff outside my studio. Be a dear and watch where you’re going. Thanks!

Here is another thing I had to make before continuing. Actually, two things. Out of wood. And metal. Not clay. That would be silly. One is a banding wheel and the other is a table for my throwing wheel. Making things to make things! Inception!

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That’s it. I’ve got work to do.

Day 522

I had a fantastic studio visit today with Nicole Gibbs. There was significant discussion about happenstance, chance and centrifugal force vs intent, narration and still lifes. We also talked about scale, albino boxes, the black tiles in the gallery, and architectural deities. She left me with a lot to think about going into my next sculpture. Which I will start very soon. Especially considering how much time is left. Dun dun dunnnnnnnn.

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94 tiny boxes. They fit into three packing boxes. A huge undertaking and yet, it seems like I’ve barely done anything. That’s what I get for working so damn small.

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This is a potential section of the sculpture. Now, if I have 94 small boxes, 6 big boxes, 4 sides to the sculpture, 2 short films to shoot, multiple short animations, 3D thinking, 0 sleep and a dirty chai, how much work can I get done before I start smelling colors and seeing sound? Word problems in math, the bane of every six-grader.

I’ll have some animations posted soon. I’m going to go find some food and get back to work. That’s it. Come back later.

Day 465

BOXES! I’ve been trying to read a bit between making these things. It’s really hard not to get red iron oxide everywhere, including the books. Yay for Lava soap. Stuff’s amazing. Oddly enough, Rube Goldberg machines have come into my research. Not really sure why, but the humor and genius behind them is fascinating. Maybe it will lead to something later on…

But for now, I’m making metal things. Out of clay. Still.

Animations to come soon. Don’t panic.

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These are the boxes that I have finished. There’s about 35. I didn’t actually count. Maybe later. Math, pbbbth.

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T.V.’S! (damn you thrift store, why don’t these come with power cords?)

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Pre-assembly as of this morning. There is enough material here to make another 25 boxes. I want to get these into the kiln before break begins. Here’s hoping. *clink*

I’ve found a new use for the FabLab: the ceramics spray booth. Making my life so much easier.

That’s it. I’m going to go work.