Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Life from the Sun



This project was done from a original painting that I received awhile ago. I was trying to break into thinking about sculpture through sculpting a painting, since by trade I would be considered a painter. I tried to represent every aspect of the painting as accurately as I could using acrylic paint and styrofoam. Each piece was hand carved and painted.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Esteban Pilonieta

Scribles 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7
Mixed media
Dimensions Vary



In this series of pieces I intended to focus myself more in process rather that outcome. Named "scribbles" for the spontaneity and uncertainty of the steps taken to reach completion, each piece is made primarily from recycled wooden palettes. Their similarity or reference to anything was neither predicted or planned.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Encased




Erica Leoncavallo
Encased
2009
Contractor Paper, Wax, Wood, Metal Wire

My initial goal here was to fold a large-scale paper crane out of paper. When this was actually successful, I decided to use wax to try and change the surface and texture of the paper. I achieved this by brushing on melted wax, which was then reheated with a heat gun so the wax soaked into the paper, dramatically changing its appearance. Afterwards, more wax was dripped all over the form. This helped the form become more brittle, which added some support to the structure. The use of wax gives new meaning to the paper crane and gives it a feeling of being frozen in time.