Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Something to be studied.

Stuffed is a great word. It really conjures up some graphic visuals. Stuffed is the theme of my second MatCon project. I immediately thought of being over-run or bursting with something. Along those lines, I began to brainstorm about viruses, disease and being physically consumed by an internal phenomenon. The fragility and stigmas surrounding that idea is my focus.

Bouquet of infested orifices.

Images tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010













Nineteen hours later: I just needed to let anyone else know what I have been through today.

Unfinished Mother Chair.

Midterm Statement

This is my statement for my midterm- happening tomorrow morning. Its similar to my original statement, but slightly updated:
My upcoming body of work will address the same concepts I was working with last semester, the body, gender and built environment, and applying them to new forms. I want to utilize structures that relate directly to the body in their function. I intend to make a set of chairs that not only reference the body but also femininity. These bodily chairs will personify different aspects of female sexuality as well as address how women are at the mercy of the way they are defined sexually when they trying to find a place in our society. I am also interested in exploring these concepts in conjunction with the history of the chair as part of the architecture of the hierarchical society we exist in (thrones, head of the table).
My commencement exhibition work will consist of an installation of furniture. My current body of work is dealing with beauty and the power play it inspires in all of us as well as the hierarchy that sexuality and motherhood creates for women in our patriarchal society. . There will be a long table with one desirable chair at each head of the table and the undesirable chairs seated at the sides, in the less powerful positions. In my mid-term critique I will be showing three of the six chairs, their names are “Hairy”, “Blemish”, and “Mother.”

So there you have that. ALSO, thanks to my wonderful parents, I got a new camera! It takes incredible pictures, and I am going to be re-shooting a lot of my work next week, and probably the Mother Chair tonight. Stay with me.


Monday, March 1, 2010

Lenses




Here is my first knitting machine project. WOW, time consuming and frustrating. But in the end, I like what happened. Also this is the first time I am not making a project about gender roles and female sexuality in, like, a year. It was a good break. This is about news and how information is processed before it reaches us. The knitting machine was supposed to be a metaphor for technology in this project. Lenses, 7'x5'.