Sunday, December 14, 2014

Jamie Noce




Construction, Delivery 2
2014
Plexiglas, screen print images, shipping pallet
3' x 3' x 2.5'


Individual forms in multiple have the ability to lose themselves as they become part of something much larger than themselves.  The transparency of forms allows the images to morph together until the point of becoming unrecgonizable.  







Friday, December 12, 2014

Megan Fortman



Megan Fortman
Bad Habits
2014
Plexi-glass, mylar, pill containers, receipts, assorted coins, 
condoms, staples, mechanical pencils, and a doughnut.
21" x 17" x 3"

Sometimes our habits are apparent and obvious. Some hide themselves in the slow accumulation. Habitual behaviors transcend the private spaces we try to keep them in.

Rebecca Guzzo




Semiotics 
Rebecca Guzzo 
2014
Cardstock Paper
10x10 

My concept for this piece was to develop the idea of semiotics through design and words. I used the  phrase "What goes up must come down" and tried to create what it would look like in a physical form. The layers project the letter upward while still creating a well-designed piece. 

Emily Greene




Avocado Atmosphere
Emily Greene
Fall 2014
Metal Rods, Hemp, Paint

The resting space when an avocado is sliced in half has drawn my attention for years. Similar to the layers of the earth, these very defined segments of space create a clean- cut area for the pit to dwell in. Recognized as a "super fruit" because of all it's beneficial qualities, I decided to enlarge this fruit enough for any general audience to idolize.


Aocheng Shi








Aocheng Shi
 A Little Secret
2014
Wood, rope
9' x 3' x 5'

My original idea comes from the traditional Chinese folding screen. Because of its flexibility, I can change the shape easily. It could be short, long, small or big. It could be seen as a whole or as a unit. Furthermore, different individual delivers variable forms. I want to have these two things that exist in one project.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Joe Wojciechowski





Joe Wojciechowski
WAVE LOGO
2014
10" x 12" x 8"
Stainless steel

Fabricated from 1/8" Stainless Steel plate.
Just keeping keen on cutting, grinding andpolishing Stainless Steel to specifications.

Joe Wojciechowski








Joe Wojciechowski 
 ENDLESS
2014
stainless steel
30" x 21" x 16"

Material 2" X 1/8" Stainless Steel flat stock, rolled with curves, twists, cut and welded with 90 degree corners, fabricated with the thought in mind that "WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND".

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Brittany Katz






Brittany Katz
Nightmare and Dreamcatcher
2014
wire, foam, sculpey, faux fur, acrylic paint
8" x 15" x 4.5"  (nightmare)    
7" x 18" x 3" (dreamcather)

I wanted to bring characters I had personally created into reality.  The idea behind creating such realistic sculptures instead of something representational was the idea of invasion of the imaginary on realty. I wanted people to see what it would be like if imaginary creatures were to physically exist in real life in a way they could actually touch and enjoy. This is meant to rekindle the mentality when we as children used to play by our imaginations with such ease and gusto.

Brittany Paolella


video
Brittany Paolella
Enso
2014
Video
30" x 18"

The Enso is an art form that was created by monks. It is made up of one swift motion usually in the shape of a circle or half circle. It is said that monks can only create this after they have meditated and have found their inner peace. Through this video I have adopted my own way of freeing my mind to let my body create, through yoga. This is a series of yoga practices all resulting in the craft of creating the enso at the end. The video was also projected within a black box that was completely sealed off so each viewer had to view the piece individually.



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Wayne Johnson

 
Wayne Johnson
Renewable Resources
 
wood, paint, screws, imagination
16ft x 3ft x 3ft
 
The derricks vary in height from 11ft to 16ft and taper in width from 3ft at the base to 6in at the top. 
 
 
I wanted to take something like the stigma of crude oil derricks and twist them around with oils that are equally ancient and I feel equally valuable. From the dawn of the Industrial Revolution we literally fuel our lives by fueling our cars, factories, homes and more with a nonrenewable resource.  While Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, and Olive Oil may not fuel our cars, they fuel our lives in an innumerous amount of other ways.
 
 
 



Monday, December 8, 2014

Wayne Johnson

 
 
 Wayne Johnson
A Stitch In Time
 
wood, rope, steel, styrofoam, paint, muscle
3ft x 2ft x 2ft
 
This project is inspired by our societies over consumption of materialistic goods and our societies equal lack of the ability to create any of those goods without acquiring them by purchasing them. The art of cooking from scratch is being replaced by the microwave, the art of courtship replaced by match.com and the art of sewing replaced by just buying new socks whenever one gets a hole.
 
 





Saturday, December 6, 2014

Emily DiMaio


Anxiety
2014
Aluminum, thread, feathers
Approximately 6x10 feet

My concept for this installation was to freeze the moment that follows an attack in a way that represents anxiety and the mentality of its prolonged duration and increasing intensity.  The viewer's experience is simultaneously calm  and aggressive by means of elegant shadows but sharp, jagged angles and remnants of destruction beneath the arrows.  The large scale represents a lack of control or containment.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Jill Jacobs

Jill Jacobs
Multiples
2014
Steel, black Dip It rubber spray, Hemp cord, Bamboo cord
5'7" x 2' x 6"






I'm inspired by the concept of individuals and their interaction as a societal whole. Any shape these multiples are to be arranged in will produce a different meaning. With this set up, I attempted to identify two separate yet overlapping spheres. This could metaphorically be referring to differing political parties or two nations at war. They are not able to see that ultimately they are made up of the same colors. The physical development of these twelve objects served as a practice of repetition and patience. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Brittany Katz





Brittany Katz
Technomythology
2014
Wood, acrylic, wire, LED lights, linen canvas, toy car motor
12"x 12"x 4"
I decided to do this project because I was interested in how different cultures would interpret each other's mythological characters. For this project I chose how the Aztec would interpret the Japanese Kitsune or fox spirit. Kitsune are magical foxes that wield fire and can change shape at will and are frequent characters in Japanese mythology. However, I did not want to stop there. I also wanted to comment on how modern technology effects these myths so I decided to create a modern day Aztec interpretation where the figure is back lit and the ring is motorized. This is a commentary on how modern day technology has largely robbed ancient mythology of almost all the power and influence it once had.
 











Brittany Katz
Bones
2014
sheet metal, metal rods, chain, sweat, and tears
26"x 7"x 23"

I wanted to explore the concept of interpreting a biological subject in man-made material. I personally enjoy bringing fictional creations into reality and wanted to use this particular subject to illustrate mans penchant for for interfering with and recreating nature. The result is often beautiful and effective but somehow incomplete Which is what I wanted to illustrate with the bare and simple form of the animal.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Megan Fortman



Megan Fortman
Boundaries
2014
Yarn, plastic bottles, water, red food dye
137" x 259.5" x 305"

Habitual behavior very often shapes our lives in subtle ways. We don't always notice the little things we do, but they add up over time and become a part of our identity. The path we take in life is shaped by the people and the experiences that we encounter. This piece explores implied boundaries and subtle restrictions. It records the common path the viewers take as well as the unique diversions from the path.