TMP I: Construction is an introductory art class with a focus on 3-D constructive processes. Before this class, I did not have much previous experience working with fibers, ceramics, metals, woods, and plastics. On average, I spent 12-16 hours a week outside of class on these projects.
Prompt: Create a functional piece that can be worn on the head and/or shoulders.
Tools/Skills: sewing machine, scissors, hand sewing, sewing techniques
Project statement: This wearable sculpture protects the user by warding people off with its spiky appearance. The sturdy paper design on the front acts as a piece of armor, covering all of the vital organs. The ruffles and the pillow inside of the sculpture add to the comfort while the inner pockets hide personal belongings from potential thieves. The contrast between the inside and the outside of the sculpture shows that looks can be deceiving. The wearer can slumber in peace without any invasions of personal space.
Prompt: Create a sculptural stand and vessel (cup) and use life-casting/mold making techniques to naturally reference the body.
Tools/Skills: mold-making, slip casting
Prompt: Create a piece using copper and steel.
Tools/Skills: Jewelry saw, metal grinder, metal nibbler, metal brake, metal bender, drill press, sheet metal roller, hammer, copper patinas, welding, annealing
Prompt: Create a piece with an additive and a subtractive component that is a reaction to the body.
Tools/Skills: band saw, sanding machines, radial arm saw, drill press, hand drill, dremel, chiseling techniques
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Prompt: Create a lamp.
Tools/Skills: plastic cutter, scroll saw, heat gun, rivet gun, Weld-On 4
My lamp contrasts the natural form of deer antlers with the artificial quality of the plastic.