For this piece I wanted to work with a malleable material to create a 3D version of a sketch on irregular pyramids and triangular shapes. I added leather and vinyl, wrapping it around with wire accentuate the shapes and lines.
This piece is a combination of my two current focuses whcih are painting and sculpture. I like the idea of making a three-dimensional painting. I created my own plywood consisting of layers of Padauk, Purple Heart, and Bolivian Rosewood. I sanded away at my plywood with a grinder and a disc sander to create a surrealistic cave. I cut a hole in my masonite canvas and glued the plywood to the back side of the canvas in order to have the cave showing through. Now I am painting on the canvas to compliment the three dimensional cave. I am going to add caves to give the canavas a "swiss cheese look." I very much enjoyed this project and look forward to pushing this idea.
Still going along with the personal space, I decided
to make it extremely personal. Each piece is made of wood strips that
vary in width, length and angle. As they eventually form this basket
like shape, the whole shape is a headpiece. To create more of a
connection between each strip of wood I wrapped the entire piece in
saran wrap and then poured a latex house paint mixed with Elmers glue
inside. I was constantly spinning and turning it to spread the paint
evenly, When the paint was dry enough I peeled the wrap off gently
trying to keep as much paint on as possible. I still wanted a decent
amount of the wood showing because that is the most beautiful part.
Christina Bae Paper and artificial flowers/ plants
Through this piece, I have attempted to represent my faith through nature. Sometime I find myself questioning how things have become what they are. As a biologist, I can't deny the existence of evolutionism. But what great power directs them? What gave pwer for us human to become a wise human and left the mushrooms behind the woods. Both species evolutionized from a single bacteria cell. What made that distinction and what directed us to be where we are now? Well, I believe that it was God directing through nature. Through nature's time, we became to be human.
Shelter is an abstraction of a dwelling that is uncomfortably familiar. Its opening is meaning to be inviting, but its insides are too freaky to allow any more physical interaction with the viewer. It is somewhat like being hesitantly fascinated by a carcass or a once-loved home that is in ruins.
Continuity represents the notion of a continuous life through re-purposing an object as well as creating a continuous sound. This piece is
constructed from old water heater pipes and transformed into a sculpture of sound.
This piece is the result of several experimental pieces of plywood. I glued six individual planks of plywood together to have the thickness needed to create the depth I wanted with a grinder. After cutting the corners off of the combined boards, I used a grinder to aggressively sand away at the piece. I then used finer and finer grains of sanding paper.
I have always been attracted to the
distinctive grains of different species of wood. Wood grain can appear as a
painted work of art all on it’s own. Through my pieces I reveal what is already
there, hidden in nature. I sand away different shapes, angles and depths of the
wood grain in order to create
an abstract painting. Over time I discovered that my wooden paintings could resemble three-dimensional topographical maps of landscapes.