Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Brenna Smith

Brenna Smith
cat naps and springtime
Paper, Duct Tape, Wood Glue, Acrylic Paint
36" x 72" x 36"

This piece is an experiment in using different methods of using paper mache to sculpt. The two subjects represented in it are based on myself, because I use self-portraiture as an emotional outlet, and the form of a cat, because I find them aesthetically pleasing and interesting. I chose to portray these characters in an abstracted manner to express my own desire for a whimsical, carefree state of mind.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sanjay Pelinski


Sanjay Pelinski
Water Pit
Steel, Brass, Plastic, Garden hose
5'x 3'x 5'

I created a fountain to illustrate the movement of water throughout a system. I took inspiration from the shape of fruit and wanted to mimic the water retained. The piece celebrated the summer weather by bringing us closer to water, which reminds us of our natural life source.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Hannah Zimmerman


Hannah Zimmerman

Sitting on the Edge of Trust

Wood, canvas fabric, acrylic paint 

46" x 22" x 36" 

This functional piece is a discussion of vulnerability and the struggle of trusting others. The cushions exemplify the puzzle of wanting to trust but also the harboring fear of betrayal. The warm tone of the bench is meant to draw the viewer closer and have them decide whether or not to trust sitting on it.