For my print project we had to do something prehistoric or ancient. I chose to do the red wood trees because of their great age and significance in nature. The colors I chose were red and brown for the bark of the red wood along with green for the leaves. The paper was yello so I could have most of the dark blues and purples I used for the sky pop. I really liked how the picture came out however maybe deeper carving could've saved some trouble on stray marks. I really did not enjoy printing,
1. Regardless of whether a project was successful or not, describe the one where you learned, grew, or developed the most from? Please explain.
The project I developed the most skills during was “Sleeping Man”. This is because this was the first real clay project I did. It was extremely difficult to do however after the piece was complete I was very happy with the finished product and the skills I learned.
2. Pick two pieces that show how you have grown as an artist. Compare and contrast how you’ve grown, how the projects are related, and what you thought of each.
The two pieces I found that really demonstrated my growth as an artist are sleeping man to my second dragon head. The amount of detail and realistic qualities of the projects are extremely different.
3. What is a technique you used in your artwork that worked well? Explain what technique it was and why it was successful.
The technique that turned out best in my artwork is the scales on the dragon. It turned out amazing and very realistic. I truly enjoyed the finished product however it was extremely tedious.
4. Choose a place or artwork where the subject matter reflects you as an artist. One that you have a personal connection to. Please explain.
The artwork that represents me best is my dragon. This is because dragons are my spirit animal and I believe I was actually a dragon in a past life. It is the best depiction of myself as an artist.
5. Which project was your most successful? Describe the theme and or topic and the process you went through to complete the project.
My most successful project was definitely my dragon. It turned out amazing and I really love it. There really isn’t a theme to it however it is very good looking and I enjoy it.
This had to be one of my favorite projects, even though the piece i created was simplistic and plain, it was my third favorite sculpture ever. I decided to use a mixture of red and white clay to create a marble effect. With this clay i decided to create a mushroom, one with a curved stem and a circular top. The marble effect turned out mostly red with touches of white here and there. The final product was mind blowing. After covering the piece in deadly fumigation, and acidic/corrosive chemicals that we let out into the atmosphere. We fired the pieces in the kiln, this left the piece with brilliant oranges and yellows covering the surface of the already glorious marble finish. If i had to redo this project, i wouldn't change a thing.
For my vessel project i decided to create a phone holder. After hours of vigorous planning and sketching, i came up with a 3 pronged design that truly captured my idea and used the least amount of clay. To complete the project it took me around 4 hour which was not a bad amount of time considering the quality of the piece. I am truly happy with the finished product and to top it off i had decided to use Canadian red glaze to add that glossy effect. It will provide me with many years of phone holding.
For the dwelling project i decided to use wood as my median, with less than 25% of it being clay I utilized pieces of sticks to create the siding of the house i made. For the roof i took a slab of clay and shaped it like a roof, then as shingles, i used wood pieces in the form of sun-flower seed shells (my favorite snack). This project incorporated free, and not free materials and the meaning of the art is in the eye of the beholder. If i had to do it over, i definitely would. I really enjoyed the premise of the project and continue to love sculpture class with Ms. Sudkamp.