Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rachel Crumbliss, Student Work


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Matt Dolby, Student Work

A few of my favorite things.
1. Skateboarding has always been something I’ve found myself obsessed with. It’s been a way for me to take my mind off of everything and just have fun.
2. This is my pencil box. Its an old cigar box from Honduras that my dad gave me.
3. My canon AE-1 was given to me for free because of my obsession with photography. It has consumed my life and film will forever be my favorite.
4. My ray ban glasses are my daily drivers!
5. Single fin surfboard that was given to me from my best friend because I didn’t have a board at the time. Now its my favorite board i’ve ever ridden.

Lauren Davis, Student Work

Gardening: Connection to the Earth

Morning coffee: Serenity

Traveling: Exploration

Health & Fitness: Energy

Crafting: Relaxation

Design: Inspiration

Cooking: Creativity

Macie McDill, Student Work

1. Watch: This watch made it to my favorite list in lieu of the fact that it was given to me by my mom a few years ago. Being pretty far away from home, it's always a comfort to look down and be reminded of her.

2. Paint Brush: Painting, or any other art that I get in to, is somewhat of an escape. The peace in this escape makes it one of my favorite things. The paintbrush is a representation of not only painting but all art processes that envelope me.

3. Bain de Soleil: This strange sunscreen reminds me of long days on the beach, another favorite. From the smell that I can never quite describe to the greasy state you are in after application, everything about it reminds me of warmth, sun, and sand.

4. Small Painting of Home: I painted the small painting of the trees in my front yard, back in South Carolina, my favorite place to be.

5. Book: This book is a representation of reading in general. I think reading is one of my favorite things to do because it is a past time that can take you anywhere, no matter where you are.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Student Work

Sculptures made from wire, tracing paper and gel medium. 
Each sculpture worn by a student. 
The performance consisted of students moving their sculpture around a space so it appeared that forms were moving on their own. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Paper City, Assignment Guidelines

Construct two sculptures that demonstrate structure, stability and kinetic movement.
Inspired by the work of Charles Young. Link here.

Challenge the student to complex and detail construction while introducing conceptual ideas about the miniature. Incorporate kinetic motion.

White Rives Paper
Exacto Knife
Cut Matt
Chunky wood scraps from the wood shop.
Since you have to make each piece kinetic, you will need to employ materials you deem necessary for the piece to move. Examples are dowels (shish-kabob skewers work well as do paper fasteners).
Any type of adhesive can be used but it cannot be visible in final solution.


  • Size for each sculpture should be at least 6 inches in height, width and depth. 
  • Use only white paper.
  • Employ methods of scoring and folding the paper. 
  • Do not incorporate color.
  • Adhesives can be used but must not be visible.
  • The paper structure does not have to attach to wood base. 
  • When developing your idea, create a narrative. By doing so, your sculpture will take on characteristics that visually describe the narrative. 
  • Assign a title to each sculpture. Write title and your name on the bottom of each base.
  • Link here for a template on turning mechanism

Step 1:
In class, begin exploring materials and ideas.
Come to the next class with two complete sculptures in "rough phase". For each sculpture, have at least one characteristic from the work of any of the artists listed on Paper City Visual Examples (the artists I showed in class, are available here on blog for you to look at again). Also, each sculpture should have an element that moves. Remember, these are rough, so tape and pencil lines can show. Each of you will present your sculptures in class. Be prepared to tell me what artist(s) you used and give a demonstration on the moving mechanism for each sculpture.

Paper City by Artist Charles Young

Many more to see on PaperHolm. Link here.