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.

pile1

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.

watching2

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.

pile o' boxes

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

tvs

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

preassembly

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.

Day 257

It’s now official: We’re second years. Scary thought. Now we’re going to be the wise ones, the ones who give advice, who know what they are doing. Hahahahaha! It’s been an incredibly long and tiring year, but I’ve learned a crazy amount. My brain needs a break. So I’ll document stuff today, sleep-in tomorrow and then go start my assistantship with Elizabeth Fergus-Jean. I’m stoked about that. Making things!
And I’m going to keep going with the animations. We’ll see where it takes me. Could be awesome. Could be a complete disaster. I’m going to make things for a little while without thinking about it and just work.
It’s raining. Makes me want to sit in my barber’s chair and make more functional cubes. Or play video games. I’m not sure which 🙂

Day 248

This is what I put together for the animation class that I am auditing. I’m not sure about the transitions. I both like and dislike them. Helpful, I know. And this is me experimenting with AfterEffects. We’ll see if i can get my computer to blow up before the end of the semester. I’m enjoying the animation process. And the lack of a long narrative.

Day 239

Working like crazy to produce more. Sleep is completely overrated. I have a new sculpture, partially built, waiting on the test results. Haha! Sounds like it’s sick or something. No, just glaze test results. Hehe. New colour- moving away from the black. Hopefully I mixed it correctly. Measuring, ppshht. Also working on another couple of animations, and learning a bit more about after effects. We’ll see if I can get it to work. I should probably sweep. There is a significant accumulation of clay bits and dust under my chair and table. Meh. More bolts! I’m going to go make something now.

Day 227

I’ve been working. Both on my stuff and with the second years. Their show is hanging in the Canzani Gallery and it is amazing. I concentrated most of my efforts on helping David DeRosa with his awesome Rorschach wall craziness. Of which Jenn suggested that he make wallpaper and sell it. And we would buy it. If you, dear readers, find your way here, to go and see it. It may blow your mind. And now we have to step it up and do something more amazing next year. Aw, crap.