Friday, March 28, 2014

Justin DuBois

26" x 41" x 6"

For this piece I wanted to experiment more with steel from the previous class. I wanted to see if it would bend the way it had to for the shape of the hull. Originally I wanted to mount it on the wall longways to add some depth but it was too heavy for that.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Anna Jacob

The Naked Humans
wire, cable, glass beads, steal, moss, slate
132" x 24" x 24"

My goal for this piece was to capture my poem, "The Naked Humans," in a solid, visual form.  Every aspect of the sculpture is a direct interpretation of a specific detail of the poem itself.  The idea was to capture earth, heaven, and the human souls in a way that each viewer can find themselves in the sculpture in his/her own way.

Kacey Boyce

Witchery Seasons 

Kacey Boyce 

porcelain leaves, solid metal rods of varying thicknesses, non-slip mesh, woodland materials

This project is the accumulation of hard work, disaster, and a willingness to explore. Although this project originated as a gallery piece, I no longer relate the two. My finished artwork lends toward a magical, mystical world where the rules of nature are quirky and perhaps a bit mix mashed. Theres is a transition between man-made, to purely forest grown material in the body as the movement in line work freezes in time a juxtaposition between the ever sturdy growth of Winter, and the wasting away of temporary Spring life as it reenters the ground. 

Cristian Vitale


 Comfort and Balance

Wood, steal, human dreadlocks.

While exploring the idea of meditation, I looked into the ways in which humans seek out this practice. Often times through manipulation of materials, as in the practice of bonsai making where   we are able to ease our mind and reach new answers. Seemingly, I think of dreadlocks as a powerful form of mediation and expression, where the person tends and cares for their locks growing from their head manipulating them self and not something else. The dreadlocks to me also collect the energy given to them through their making. I personally do not grow dreadlocks, but through making this piece I was able to practice a form of meditation where I imbed my energy into the object. Creating a sacred object that reminds us of religious relics.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Jeanine Chapman

Knotted Tension
Performance Fabric, Mirror and Wood
11.5' x 26' x 21'

Caity Serva

Bedtime Stories
Wood, wire mesh, wire, and books
5 ft x 5ft

When I first came up with the idea for this piece, I only wanted to make it because I thought it would be a cool sculpture. At the bookstore, I decided to choose only books that meant something to myself personally. In doing so, this piece has become very personal--a sort of self-portrait based on the materials themselves.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Chris Murphy

Light Revealing
Steel Structure, Shadow Cast
52" x 17" x 28"

This piece was designed based upon a one point perspective to determine the cast of a shadow. The idea behind it was the translation of light and form into a human like figure in a shadow based around the idea of an umbrella structure. Initial structure was to be built out of wood and be more solid rather than skeleton, however due to limitations of wood I resorted to bending and welding steel frames together.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Jamie Noce

Tree stump, Aluminum
 27" x 44" x 5" (each tile 5" x 5" x 2")

This piece was about marrying two materials that juxtapose one another.  Using a simple tile form in multiple, this piece shows how the two different materials interact with one another to investigate ideas of something that was once alive being encapsulated by a man-made substance.  As an artist, it was important for me to keep the form and display simple, in order to focus on the tiles themselves as well as the process of aluminum casting over wood. 

Jimmy Gomes

Broken Arm
Wood: Pine and Poplar
82" x 23" x 42"

My inspiration for this piece was the concept of escaping from some restrictive force. I wanted to simulate an arm reaching and pushing up out of a body of water. I chose to abstract the human form and use geometric shapes rather than smooth curves. The idea expanded further when I broke one of the 'bones' to emphasize the idea of restriction and the struggle to get past it.

Christine Tate


Circles constitute the form and content of almost all of my work. This untitled piece is comprised of circles that have been twisted and rotated almost past the point of circularity. I wanted to see how far I could push the form. I also wanted to create something that feels organic and flowing out of hard industrial elements. (These are 180-degree pipe elbows.) I hope that viewers will be reminded of calligraphy or of Kiki Smith's Intestine.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Jill Jacobs

Fantastical Ostrich
Steel, Wire
5' 8" x 3' 9" x 2' 5"

My inspiration largely stems from the medium I decide to convey my ideas in. When conceptualizing for this first project I undoubtedly wanted to further explore the properties and possibilities of steel and wire. I also wished to create something that ultimately would be displayed outside. My love for nature and intricacies of design took the form of my “Fantastical Ostrich.” As far as this piece functioning within my progression as an experimental art student, I was satisfied in my success of creating something that was somewhat representational whilst still incorporating the abstract designs that always finds their way into my work. An additional feat reached through this sculpture was due to its size. This is the largest piece of art I have yet to create, which taught me the benefits as well as the difficulties of working at this scale.