Tuesday, April 28, 2009

figure studies

Monday, April 27, 2009

molten metals..

wax sculpture with pouring tubes attached: the basis for the "lost wax" bronze technique

pouring the metal!

photos of the BRONZE POUR! it was amazing, other than breathing in the furnace fumes. my bronze piece is currently being repaired since there was a small shrinkage issue on one portion of the back, but nothing a welder can't fix. i started grinding down the marks left by the pouring tubes, but ended up smashing my left index finger with the tool due to the grinder getting caught on the edge of the sculpture and kicking back into my hand. majorly painful. and ill probably have a black-ish purple fingernail for quite some time before it falls off, according to the school nurse.

really, i don't have good luck with fingers and sculpture tools. i need high quality gloves, and how.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

happy birthday Lila Star

it's hard to believe i won't see your smile again.
we miss you. i miss you.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

more hidden poetry

(image: "we were both afraid")
(click image to enlarge)

im loving this found poetry. its like a million different stories are happening within one old book, and i'm just letting them out. there are so many other things i should be doing, but this has captured my imagination this week and i can't help but continue to explore this idea.

friday is my visit to SMFA.. i am thinking seriously about going there. honestly i wasn't expecting to even get in, let alone receive so much aid for this year for such an amazing program. but perhaps i was selling myself short in thinking that way. they don't let people in by accident, and if they saw something in me and my art that got them to stop and take a second look, they must think i could do great things within their community.

2 weeks, and i have to decide. oh dear, oh dear. my brain is a mess.

Monday, April 6, 2009

happy birthday

to me.

and Raphael.
so I'm twenty-three. i feel simultaneously old and as if I'm at the beginning of my life. I am about to embark on something truly exciting, as soon as i can make up my mind as to where i will be for at least the next 3 years.

to me, its scary to commit to something for that long. since high school 5 years ago, i've moved from one place to another or back almost every year. ri, atl, ri, ma, nyc, ma. and now there is another move in a few months, though this time it will be semi-permanent. i truly cannot wait. i cant wait to be challenged both artistically personally. to grow in knowledge of my craft and develop skills i may not even be aware of yet. i cant wait to be the quintessential 'art school kid'.

and now, a birthday tradition at Caffe Dolce. i believe an irish coffee is in my immediate future.

(image: Raphael, Self-Portrait c. 1504)
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