This sculpture explores duplication by layering circles on top of
one another. The form represented by Venn diagrams generates one
whole large-scale circle. There are two lenses to represent my twin sister and I and our similarities and differences.
For this installation piece I wanted to create a feeling of sacredness using a humble material. Each bird is carved from an avocado seed. The shavings lay on the floor, like cast off eggshells or bones, forming the nest for the next generation. Life and death are constantly feeding into one another, always in a perfect cycle.
My study of paper has progressed throughout the past two semesters and developed into the idea of self sustainability. It has become the practice of creating hand-done work that could be created using a machine, to become the machine myself. Its structure and rigidity emulate the difficulty I have breaking from my organizational tendencies, how I constantly need order and structure in my work and my life.
This piece balances the idea of an object that treads the line between useful and uselessness. I came to that concept after two major realizations. I wanted to create something that was useful like a tool. I realized that the design that I was coming up with actually had no use, and, from that, I decided to explore the balance between them.
Another adaption of a children's toy based on developmental stages. This tree is small enough for the age range of children expected to be accomplishing this stage of sensory play, but tall enough for those whom have developmental delays.
Octopuses are fascinating creatures who have amazing intelligence. They are known tocamouflage their skin to appear invisible, they can squeeze their bodies through tiny spaces, they have been known to play and pull pranks on humans including escaping from captivity just for fun, and they are even able to detach their arms in dangerous situations. This piece is a tribute to octopuses, to their unique personalities and to their abilities to adapt to their environment. These octopus tentacles are made of geometric forms and are made to look as if they are a continuation of the tree roots as they come out of the ground
This tree represents the change and growth that takes place in the human development. Starting out as right angles and morph in into organic form, this tree mimics the chaos of life and loss of control.
Showing baggage and insecurities are a sensitive and usually taboo subjects of discussion. Putting receipts in these plastic articles of clothing show the willingness of one to share a darker piece of their life for everyone to see.
Plexiglass, Cellophane, Silicone, Wood, Plastic, Sparkles, Easter Grass
10" x 48" x 24"
I wanted to experiment with plexiglass, color and reflective light. I used materials with iridescent qualities to mirror light and color creating a shimmering rainbow effect. I constructed a whimsical landscape using icosohedrons constructed out of plexiglass, some of which are filled with various lustrous materials such as sparkles and plastic gems. My goal was to make something playful and colorful while still experimenting with and pursuing my love of geometry.
This piece is exploring the idea of representing the reconstruction of memories that have been purposefully deconstructed for emotionally difficult reasons. The flash of color dripping away at the center of the piece is representing the fading of these memories into the colorless front and back of the piece. The audio component of a calming song overlaid with construction and deconstruction noises further emphasizes the need for remembering life experiences in order to grow and how this process can in fact be positive.
This work is one of the sense and consciousness
about the process of my creating. It can be ordered or disordered, positive or negative,
colorful or uncolored. As for me, I always want something “NEW”. It doesn’t
matter what it is, I need it.
“Remedy” is an abstract dandelion. I’ve always been in love with the repetitive form and simple quality of dandelions. I challenged myself by transforming firm steel into a delicate and elegant flower.
The ears started with a project to contemplate black holes
and to then create a piece illustrating how we interpreted them. The phrase “in
one ear and out the other” came to mind. Sometimes our own ears can act as
black holes – absorbing information without comprehending or acknowledging what
we are hearing. Has that ever happened to you, where you look up and realize
someone had asked you a question, or said something to you and was waiting for
your response, but you did not even realize they had said something in the
first place? So it started with one ear to represent its likeness to a black
hole. I started to make more, though because there is also something a little
unnerving about not knowing who is listening in on our conversations. So I
created a collection of ears, to silently listen in on the conversations around
them; whether they absorb the information or let it slip away into their own "black holes", who knows!
8" x 4" x 2"
Ceramic, raku glaze
9" x 6" x 5"
5" x 5" x 2.5"
5" x 3" x .5"
Foam Core, bondo, spray paint
11" x 6.5" x 4.5"
Ceramic, raku glaze
5" x 3" x 1.5"
Tree For Thought
tree symbolizes the confliction of both nature and industrialization. The human
species has accomplished so much in building great infrastructure and in
destroying natural habitats. I am very inspired by nature and wanted a place to
just sit and contemplate it, thus a seat was built into the piece itself. It
was left outdoors to rust overtime, which added to the conversation about
nature versus industry. Nature when left alone can accomplish great things as
well, including taking back any infrastructure built by mankind if left alone
This tree is from a previous semester's class that I thought would make a great addition to the Art in the Garden show this year. It is approximately nine feet high by three feet wide, five feet if you measure the width of the tree "root" to "root". This sat outside and rusted quite nicely which I believe added to the piece and the statement I was trying to make about this confliction of nature v. society/industrialization. Rust is nature's way of taking over man-made infrastructure, so I sealed the rust in with a clear coat of penetrol. This gave the rust a nice glossy, smooth surface.
I had debated several times to add some kind of cushion or soft material to the seat of the tree to invite people to sit in it however, once the penetrol had dried, it was smooth to the touch so I left it as is (also because I like the way it blends in more as just a brown, rusty, metal skeleton.