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Tread Erosion: images of MFA installation

admin » 16 May 2009 » In mfa, personal, works » No Comments

Pictures of Tread Erosion installed in the MFA exhibition (http://cdt.parsons.edu/show2009/)

image by Doris Yee

image by Claudio Midolo
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Tags: exhibition, installation, mfa, parsons, sculpture, thesis, tread erosion

tara donovan

admin » 28 March 2009 » In personal » No Comments

check out what this sculpture artist does with ordinary objects.  so amazing!
styrofoam cups
tara donovan cups

paper plates
paper plates

more tara donovan art here.

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Tags: art, installation, sculpture

maya lin: untitled topographic landscape

admin » 20 March 2009 » In mfa » No Comments

this piece was built in sections and then connected onsite. (a possible solution to the size constraint I am faced with by the laser cutter)

on a side note:
i watched an interview of Maya Lin where she was asked how she names her pieces.
i was struck by her answer that names come to her after a piece is created.  i think this will also be the case with my piece.

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Tags: model, sculpture, thoughts

sculptural books

admin » 20 March 2009 » In mfa, personal » No Comments

the thing i love most about brian dettmer‘s work is the variety of shapes and carvings he does.  his choice of books really appeal to me too because I grew up looking up words in a giant dictionary and maps in large almanacs like the one below. (shout out to Joana for the link!)

made from romance novels (above)

medical books

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Tags: books, carving, inspiration, precedents, sculpture

cardboard landscapes

admin » 05 March 2009 » In mfa » No Comments

Still wanting to do a sculptural element I started thinking what do i have access to that is cheap and bountiful?
i had 2 thoughts: printer paper ($300 worth at New School) and cardboard.
here’s some cardboard sculptural precedents that i find inspiring.

rip curl canyon by ball-nogues studio
* I found that they got help from a fabrication studio (Pylon Technical) to do the 3D renderings.  It looks like there might be a Ruby script add-on to Sketchup (su2stl.rb) that will create .stl (3D) output.

lipstick by Phoebe Washburn

untitled bronx by Phoebe Washburn

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Tags: cardboard, inspiration, landscapes, sculpture