My art blog is officially 1 year old! Happy Birthday to me!
I just want to say that I really appreciate all my followers and the support that I receive from all of you. It’s amazing. 

Thank you!

With this project I had to do so much problem solving, it was such a headache!

When I first made the mold for the concrete, I had simply just screwed together 4 sheets of 3/4 inch plywood and then used tie-downs for extra support to keep it together. The plywood had also been lined with packaging tape so it could be released from the concrete. 

I quickly realized though that this mold would probably tear apart from the weight of the wet concrete, so I attached 2x4 wooden supports to help keep everything enforced. 

This was the inside structure of sculpture. As a way to save money and reduce the weight of the sculpture, I tried to make a hollow center. I bought one of those cardboard tunnels used to pour concrete, cut it down with a japanese saw, and epoxy-ed two plywood boards at each end. Then I wrapped chicken wire around the tunnel so the concrete could have something to attach to, otherwise it would’ve just crumble apart when it dried.

 And this is right after I took apart the mold once the concrete had set!

The sculpture is kind of permanently stuck on the dolly, since it weighs around 800lbs. If I could do it again, I would’ve tried to find a way to hide the dolly…I just wasn’t even thinking about how I would transport it at the time.

When I documented the piece, I just cropped out the bottom portion. 

Hope this helps!  

Q

casi-nada asked:

Hey again! I was wondering what artists you're into or draw inspiration from? I was creeping your work and saw your found chair and the concrete and I just thought it was so kick ass. I've been wanting to use concrete since it has such a weird personality.(Also I hate when people ask about who inspires you so Im so sorry Im shutting up now)

A

No problem! I love when people ask me questions :)
At the time I was interested in how furniture could function as art/sculpture. So I was really looking at Doris Salcedo and James Plumb for inspiration. 

With the project I’m currently working on, I’m really interested in the figure. I’ve been drawing a lot of inspiration from sculptor Giuseppe Agnello. I think his work is just absolutely beautiful! I’ve also been looking at Kiki Smith, Anthony Gromely, and Kate MacDowell. 

The sculptural book assignment is all installed!
Official documentation will be up in the next few weeks. The sculptural book assignment is all installed!
Official documentation will be up in the next few weeks.

The sculptural book assignment is all installed!
Official documentation will be up in the next few weeks.

Attempting to bind this 30 section book today.

Working on some “sketches” for a current project.  Working on some “sketches” for a current project.  Working on some “sketches” for a current project.  Working on some “sketches” for a current project.  Working on some “sketches” for a current project.  Working on some “sketches” for a current project. 

Working on some “sketches” for a current project. 

Sheet-forming game is strong today! 

My car is packed with materials for my current project!

Made some leave behinds and business cards for my professional practice class today.
It needs some adjusting, but oh well!