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Hi everyone!

I finished my Belief sculpture a while ago but the reason I hadn’t posted pictures of it was because I wanted to get better shots, the way it was supposed to be. Sadly, I’ll have to do with what I have because as I was going to re-shoot the photos this weekend, there are several problems: 1) its still incredibly windy (my sculpture is made out of balloons so you can guess how that will turn out), 2) its raining this whole week, 3) my balloons are deflated.

As you can see, there’s not much to go on. And the sad thing is that I payed for the balloons to last a week, which is obviously not the case. Even now when I stare at them I feel a little depressed. Oh well, such is life =/  I do want to throw out this question however: If your art piece is meant to be outside to complete the work of art but the weather does not permit you to do so, should your grade be jeopardized? In my opinion, I don’t think so. Its not like I can control the weather, who can? And just because an art work is meant to be outside doesn’t mean it has to be waterproof, windproof, hurricane and tornado proof, there are other famous works that don’t necessarily withstand weather but are meant to be installed outside. Andy Goldsworthy’s entire body of work is made from nature and is completely ephemeral. So is mine, but if I had to show it to the class, how can I do that if its destroyed because I left it outside to die? Anyway, the point is, my teacher gave me a bad grade just because it wasn’t outside. Its as though he didn’t even take into consideration the actual piece itself, its meaning, and overall theme. well that’s motivating.
And I apologize for this not too happy post, I guess I just need to share with someone my disagreement and frustration. Here are some photos of the piece, although I’ll admit it doesn’t look too great because again, it wasn’t in the correct setting. Its based on spirituality, so I’ll let you all discover what its about 🙂 Try to image in it being in a big open field with the mirrors reflecting the sky…

Have a great weekend!

Some pics to help you imagine the sky in the mirrors

untangling my balloons…

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Hi everyone,

I apologize for not posting in so long! I’ve been extremely busy this past week because all my projects were due and I was scrambling to finish them. My box project was due this past wednesday so I wanted to share with you how it came out. I’m actually really happy about the outcome because the night before, everything was crashing down on how I would install the actual piece in the classroom and everything I had worked on went down the drain (so to speak). What I ended up doing ironically became a MUCH better solution to my original plan, maybe God really does do everything for a purpose. Anyway, on to the photos!

The first two photos show the set-up of the piece with the lights on. I didn’t take photos of what the final decision for the draping turned out to be, which I tacked onto the wall so it became more part of the piece, but I was still partial to it…I’m not sure if that was the best way to display it… anyway, these pictures will suffice.

And here are the photos of the piece in action! (not literally)

My idea was relatively simple. I wanted to make boxes out of shadows, something that isn’t completely tangible but delineates space, and I chose to do four boxes to show how I play with light and the requirements of making the medium casting the shadow smaller in order to keep the same 3-inch width. The piece was focused a lot of technicality and I guess, in a way more graphical. The spacing between each box was 3 1/2 inches, the width and heights of them were all 3″ x 3″ and were horizontally aligned. The hardest part was getting the light to be in the perfect spot where all of the boxes were even (I got worried when it was my turn for critique because someone had moved the light…exactly what I was paranoid about but I fixed it).

My next project is due next week so I’ll show you that one when its done (I need to buy the materials this weekend). And again, sorry for neglecting my blog for a while, I’ll make another post with graphic design soon!

Enjoy the weekend ~

Hey guys!

I was browsing around on the web as I usually do and found this AMAAZING installation! At first I thought it was a permanent architectural piece but its not. This is an installation by french artist Serge Salat titled “Beyond Infinity.” It immerses all the senses using mirrors, light, music, and interwoven structures and creates an illusion of space by light refracting against the mirrors and architectural blocks in the room. This installation is sponsored by Buick Cars and functions as its showroom. This piece is installed at Westgate Mall in Shanghai and will be up from September 16-18th (2011). I Wish I could be there!

You can see how the mirrored floor expands and illuminates the room to create a modern and futuristic aura. The lights change colors as visitors move around the areas, sort of like what you would see in casinos or Tron.

This place looks so cool. Definitely try to visit if you happen to be in the area 🙂  This place looks gorgeous.

And I just can’t resist the urge to share with you these other things I found!

I’m still considering this sort of thing for my final piece… but this  makes you wonder how the heck the head is staying on.

If anyone has ANY idea whatsoever as to where I might find this or something similar to it, please let me know. I want this lamp so badly. Its perfect as a night light where it is soft for small kids and cuddly like a stuffed animal (but who’s to say I can’t still buy it for myself? HAha)

Thought this was adorable and hilarious. I also thought it would be appropriate to share right after my post on designer toys.

Hope these made your day!