Sunday, April 26, 2009

OSU Sculpture

I hate to say it but this project was lost in the void. Pity, because it would've made a great armature if nothing else. It mysteriously vanished from Hopkins hall one night. I imagine it was either thrown away or stolen. This was a 3D wire contour drawing of a hen skeleton.

We were studying cubism in our 3D Art class and we were assigned to replicate a cubist piece out of wood. This was a 3D copy of Picasso's "Woman with an Artichoke" and it was 5' 6" tall.

Wire and tracing paper (conditioned with wallpaper paste). We were assigned to create a body extension sculpture based on an animal horn and we had to be able to wear it.

This sculpture was made out of one sheet of paper which can be folded flat. No adhesives were allowed, only constructed connections.

This was another body extension project. The box that restricts the wearer's arms was made of poplar wood and lap joints. The masks were hand-carved basswood. The top cross-hair shaped element spins on a dowel joint for the observer to decide which mask/emotion is worn.

This was a 3D contour drawing (in wire) of a 4" gargoyle-shaped candle holder I'd bought back in high school. All of the joints were wrapped (we weren't allowed to soldeir), and it stood around 8 feet tall.

As you may've noticed from these photos we were all very exhausted by the final day of the critique! Unfortunately the quarter system at OSU didn't usually leave much time for sleep and many of these projects were actually built in a week or less following a week or two of planning. This robot below was (for the most part) put together during the course of a single night. This was a project from my Wood Construction Sculpture class and all of our connections had to be some form of a constructed joint. Except for the mouth and arms, all of mine were hidden dowel joints.

1 comment:

  1. Hello,

    I am making a body extension for my 3D art class and I would like to use a similar technique as the one you did for your animal horn project. Can you tell me the process you used for applying the tracing paper to the wire structure?