Friday, May 6, 2011

Big Dog's New Home

I'm in the midst of finding new homes for all the cement creatures. Big Dog was the first to find his forever home.






Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Moral of the story, should have been an irresponsible student so then bad shit wouldn't have happened...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Una Idea

Late last night I got an idea on how to present my concrete babies. I decided to really embrace the creepiness that my creatures evoke and to escalate it.

Lied.

On the fence.

Don't Care

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Science

This was probably releasing a whole bunch of toxins but no worries because I was wearing my white lab coat.


Skip to the 00:54 mark to see it oozing out.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Northern Star

Side Note: Before I begin, I had some leftover concrete so I decided to put it in a plastic bottle. I took the plastic off it the other day and the concrete came out ridiculously smooth, almost marble like. Not exactly sure what to do with this new find but it's freakin' awesome.




Prototype Legs is standing up. I kind of don't like this one and I will not be showing this one.






New Prototype. For this one, I decided to make the legs 24" long. I was really adamant for this about not adjusting the placement/orientation once I clamped it.





There was a lot of tension on the fabric which made the legs get pretty thin.








Because the legs got pretty thin, especially near the ends, two of them broke off partially.






I'm not exactly sure how I feel about this one. I need some time before I really make an assessment.

Back to Big Dog. So I decided to drill a hole and to put a dowel in it. Well, everything was going peachy until the shoulder connection began to crack. Once that happened, I freaked and decided to stop touching it in fear that I would break it clean.



After taking a breather I kind of realized that I do like this piece on its back. There is a lot of interesting textures on the belly and I am a bit nervous to loose that detail if it was standing on its legs. Though I would like to see it standing but a couple of things:
  1. How to connect this new big fallen piece to that other objects that are standing on all its legs.
  2. I really want to see it standing for no other reason other than because. I am about 97% sure that it needs all four limbs to be stable which now brings more questions:
-Do I try to figure out how to attach the leg again?
-Make another?
-However, I am forbidden to take any more carts so then the another problem has arisen:
-Where to store it once it is done drying?


Presentation:

To be honest, I could care less now. I originally, and still do, see these objects for an outdoor purpose. However, since Michigan weather sucks, I thought that it would be better to present these things indoors but still allude to the fact it was for an outdoor setting, hence them sitting on grass. I thought the broken limbs could sit on little hills to create stability in the piece; also, thought that it was a subtle solution. I don't want to add more materials to these piece because I am afraid that they will become a hot mess. I don't want the viewer the get distracted from the prop that supports it. It needs to disappear and not compete with the viewer's eye on what to focus on. My pieces are about the forms and texture not comment about the prop or what it sits on. I am going to try a couple of different solutions that I have thought of and if they do not work, then they will sit on grass.

Stuff I Have Been Looking At:


















Spanish Architect: Carlos Ferrater