- 4″ plaster gauze
- 1 Quart mixing cup
- cheese grater
- box knife
- bristol paper
- 2H pencil
- circular dabs
- Mikita drill
Sculpture Selection: I chose to due three sculptures using plaster.
Playing with Positive/ Negative Space: Here I played with the movement and the placement of the items to see how they interact with each other. The point of this was to see how the positive and negative space changes by placing the figures in various ways.
Final Result: Below is the final placement of my sculptures. I chose to place them on a chipboard base stacked with cubed plywood rectangular boxes with dabs drilled in to hold the sculpture. I decided to use the wood rectangles because I believe it was the best way to stage the sculpture and to show off the positive and negative relationship between the figures. I also made the design decision to make this an interactive piece by leaving the shell-like sculpture not drilled in so that the viewer could play around with the positive and negative spaces.
- 2H pencil
- Prismacolor tri colored pencils
- 14-inch ruler
- 18 x 24 Bristol paper
- 1/4″ cut plywood
- Chipwood platform
2-D Sketch: This is a 2-D sketch I did of a figure with a parabolic curve. I did this on a smaller scale first and then made it into an 18 X 24 drawing using tri-color tone colored pencils and a 2H pencil.
Bringing the 2-D drawing to a 3-D model: I first taped the wood sticks together and played around with the shape using tape to link the sticks together. After a few tries at modeling the 2-d drawing, I finally created a successful model. To put my first model together, I used wire. For the final model, I chose to use brads and a hammer to join the model together. For the final step, I added a base that enhanced the 3-d and parabolic curve effect of the figure.
This is a project I did for my sustainable systems class for my first semester. We were asked to create a product or brand that was sustainable using innovation and the Okala eco-design strategy wheel. As a result of this, I developed a concept brand called Renew Denim. Renew Denim is a recycled denim accessories brand. For more information about this concept brand please read the artist statement below.
These are three color iterations I did for my Drawing and Imaging class for homework. The objective was to create four monochrome color iterations using adobe illustrator. This project began with a selfie that I took and then photoshopped. After I photoshopped the photo, I made a line segment drawing in adobe illustrator and filled the line segments with color.
This piece is a collage I did for my Integrated Studio class. Through this collage, I want show the division between the domesticity of American women vs. women in the workforce. Women in America are often categorized and stereotyped. I want to protest against this sexist way of thinking through my art work, because women should not have to be categorized. Women have the ability to be both successful in the workforce and successful domestically. One of these people who inspire me are Rachel Zoe. Rachel Zoe is the first designer to build a nursery within her workplace for herself and employees to nurse their children so that they don’t have to leave work. Rachel Zoe shows that women can have it all if the stereotype of the domestic woman is defeated.
This theme of gender inequality and sexism are themes I have a major emotional connection to. These themes have helped me discover not only who I am as an artist, but also who I am and want to be as a woman. Growing up in the south, I was never able to express myself the way I do through my art at Parsons, and these themes have really allowed me to grow more conscious, confident, and more educated on these injustices. In comparison, when I get dressed in the morning to look good, I do it for myself not for others. I do it to make myself feel good, because I enjoy being a woman and I feel power through my femininity. In other words, I can be a woman of respect and power in the workforce while keeping true to my femininity.