Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Abby Pratchies, Student Work

"Shredded, melted, and turned into a polar bear soap rug. 
After the oven I put it in the freezer and the quick cooling process caused the edges to lift a bit. 
I like the edges being lifted because it gives the illusion of movement: flight, or swimming." 
Abby Pratchies, Summer 2011

Here are some pictures of Abby's finished pieces. Both polar bears carved from soap.

Relief Poster Student Work

"My first poster was based off the social issue of child soldiers. I decided to change the face of the original image and make a commentary of my own to stop the use of children in warring countries as soldiers." Matthew Snell, Summer 2011

"I used cut-out AK-47 to represent children."

"The tags act as IDs like a morgue would use."

"My second poster was based on the idea that in the world we live in today we must stand and fight for our ideas. Innovation is the only way to progress and achieve what you want in society today."

Original Image

"I recreated the image adding a 3D effect. The pencils fit inside the gun mag and have inspirational quotes printed on them."

Relief Poster Student Work

"Basically an ad for Ivory Soap that claims that their soap made the Native Americans ‘civilized.’ I decided to highlight some of the lines from the poem. “We once were factious, fierce, and wild…But Ivory Soap came like a ray of light across our darkened way…And now we’re civilized, kind and good.” I also decided to carve hands out of Ivory soap and have them reaching as if to strangle the figures." Sarah McGlenn, Summer 2011

Sarah McGlenn, Student Work

"The basis of my paper sculpture was a commentary on the (historical) inequality 
between men and women in the field of painting." 
Sarah McGlenn, Summer 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Molly Bosley and Design Crisis

Molly Bosley. More on website. Link here.

"Once upon a time, when I was but a wee child of 8 or 9, I was obsessed with making dioramas. My Barbies never had any pedestrian, store bought plastic Dream Houses — no way. Instead, I lovingly dressed them in outfits handsewn from foil and paper towels, and then constructed elaborate houses made of cardboard, which I furnished with notebook paper couches and armories. Nothing but the best for Barbie, right? Well, she seemed to like it. Years later, when I started school for photography I resurrected my love for scotch tape, staples and plain paper, and for a long time I never photographed anything that had not been cut and formed by my own hands. The net result went something like this:

From Design Crisis Blog. Link here.