Friday, September 18, 2020

Dae Murphy, Student Work


Example: Shapes with recessed area. 

Ben Tran, Student Work

Exploring the arrangements of shapes. 

16 Connectors, Open Ends
8 Cylinders
8 Beams

Category of Five Shapes
Cube, Rectangle, Pyramid, Cylinder, Disc

Two shapes with recessed area. 

16 Shapes, Student Choice

Template for diamond shape. 


Student Work, In-Process

Kirsten Perrotta
In-process images. Wrapping masking tape around/across organic wire form. 


Etoile Gelman
In-process images. Organic wire form covered with trace paper. 
Cover trace paper, front and back, with gel medium/water mixture (think wet paper towel). 
Drape over wire form. Use brush with gel medium to mold to wire form. 

Emely Rodriguez-Perez
Experiments with wet (soaked) copy paper and black ink. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Meaghan Deakins, Student Work

Masking tape, white ink, balsa wood, wood glue. 
Approx. 12" x 7" x 9"

Balsa wood, black ink. 
Approx. 14" x 9" x 4"


Serina Stratton, Student Work

Foam core, paper, glue, black, grey, and red paint, a mirror, a band aid, a toy car, fur, a wallet, flour, plastic wrap and a plastic bag, a trophy, a bible, a cigar, cotton, and red lipstick.
16" x 12" x 5"

Inspired by the movie Pulp Fiction. Student analyzed elements and principles as well as content to produce "fluxus box".  

Shania Forehand, Student Work. Response to Touch Chapter, A Natural History of the Senses.

Digital Painting

“Symbolic of life, hair bolts from our head. Like the earth, it can be harvested, but it will rise again.” - Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of The Senses.

Hair comes in many textures and forms. The most versatile is kinky, curly hair textures. Throughout the span of history, this hair texture has been woven and molded into whatever form the owner may wish. Hair carries a symbolic significance within some cultures and sometimes people are forced to disown this heritage. I represented this by creating bright colors of nature surrounding and bouncing off of the individual. The cracks and destructive textures visible represent the regrowth that occurs even through disowning ones crown. Emphasis is put on the versatility of the individuals hair by colorful flowers.


Summer Brown, Student Work. Response to Touch Chapter, A Natural History of the Senses.

11" x 8"

“Death would happen cell by cell, receptor by receptor; each of life’s minute sensations would be torched. Today people who have somehow survived accidental burning come to the burn units of Metropolitan hospitals to be redressed. If their burns are too deep for the body to repair by itself, they receive temporary coverings (cadaver skin, pigskin, lubricated gauze) until doctors can begin grafting skin from other body parts. Our skin makes up about 16% of our body weight (about 6 pounds), and stretches two square yards, but if too much of the body is burned there isn't enough skin graft. . . .  covered the boys with cadaver skin and artificial membrane, removed small squares of skin from their armpits and cultured them into large sheets of skin, which they grafted on gradually over a five month period.”- Excerpt from Diane Ackerman's Natural History of Senses [section]: The Feeling Bubble

Artist Statement
This piece is made from naturally dyed cotton using onion and red cabbage skins to further emphasize the use of alternative membranes in the body's healing process. The edges of the fabric were then burned, expressing the death and decomposition of the skin, and with it the loss of sensation. The thin, inner layers of the maracuy√° fruit as well as onion were peeled, soaked and sewn into the dyed cotton. Their fragility and thin state represent the meticulous nature of the process of renewal. Deep crimson veins, made of tamarind pods, circulate the newly incorporated skin, bringing circulation and existence to this foreign skin. The white ink and glue around the veins symbolize white blood cells - our bodies natural disease fighters, fully encompassing this understanding of life after death and the body's resilience.