Sunday, July 21, 2013

on a separate note

Those of you who expressed interest on my metals pieces. I have been quietly debating the presentation of these pieces in  the back of my head while I am working on the cyanotypes for my thesis graduation exhibition.

If you care to comment, leave me a message here or on the other means available. I would appreciate your suggestions.

I am interested again in the ways we see, understand, and expect things. I am hoping to find a suitable means to convey this with something that is truly of a metallic nature as part of the finished piece.

I'm not sold on this as it seems too removed and not integral to the meaning.

Final Residency and Last Semester!

I am indebted to the very kind and generous Lisa Sibley for making these photos of my work at the residency. Thank you Lisa!

 Detail of one of the papers. During the making of cyanotypes on any type of paper in an earlier semester, I realized that since I was calling into play the elements of discard, I should then, use lots of discarded papers I had on hand from other projects. This was an etched print using water color paper.

Placing the papers on a column traditionally used to support works of art, i.e. sculpture, I focused on the irony by activating it even more with many discarded and strewn pieces of paper. 

I have to say a huge thank you to Jarod Charzewski this last semester for his intelligence, humor, and thoughtful analysis of the ongoing piece. 

What I have found in this last residency is that the whole piece is able to be re-worked and implemented in many different ways in terms of presentation. And that allows me to play on various aspects of the piece. 

There is still much work to be done. And along with it a thesis to write so I will be checking back infrequently to put in a few photos as the work progresses. 

I am working with the wonderful and intelligent advisor Sunanda  Sunyal at AIB. He has given me more (much more) to read since I've veered off the path of photography and into sculpture and installation. It's also enlightening to listen to him talk.  

I also have to say to my earlier mentor Susan Dunkerely Magurie that it was wonderful working with you and thanks to you I've made many amazing discoveries!

As you can see the yard is full of light and shadow. It makes an interesting interplay with the time and specifics of UV light.

Anticipating the final residency - which will also be the graduate exhibition! There is a lot of work to be done still!!!!

I have started more panels to beef up the size and give vertical lift. As per the factory method I employ, I lay them out and dry in the sun. For these foam board I coated first with a gelatin coating so that was one extra step.