Monday, December 13, 2010

The Resolve part 3 part 2!

I am raising the white flag!!!  I have come to the conclusion that I must start over completely!

Its every artists worst nightmare.   For now, Im going to step away before I do anything drastic.

Explain drastic you say?
        The Plan:
              To cut off all the "flowers"  / Which means that I will have to cut each bud either completely off, or just in half, and then I will have to reshape the buds and make new flowers.  "new flowers" to TBA!!!!

here are some sketches on how to shape the flowers better.

 This is what it looked like before I lost my mind.

The resolve part 3

root ring # 2  has created must chaos in my life.  I am about 95%  happy with the  resolve for the bottom half of the ring and also the carved wood element on top, but the "flowers" look like baaaaddddd.  if you recall  how the flowers looked in an earlier post i used the cheese cloth and glue,and although I liked the forms, it just seemed very disconnected from the piece in the material choice.  So i already glued the "flowers" in so i had to just work with what I had.  So this is an attempt to save the flowers. I'm not sure how i feel about it. 

 I have now layered  stockings, glue, paint,  and gloss medium on top of the cheese cloth structures. 


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Sunday, December 5, 2010

FYI : Blog layout

This blog started as me posting things as they came to be, but I feel now it would be more beneficial to me and to the viewer to  separate things so its easier to understand.   From now on, I will title the posts according to project and then  as the project progresses i will then go back in time and edit within the post so that i can see all its parts in one post rather than in multiple posts.  I will still post various things in between projects such as research or  other things i find helpful to the process,but all in process data will be in its own category.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Photos 1

The constant battle between man and nature is something that we as humans experience everyday.  As an inhabitant of this earth, I take notice to that fact that man has put many limits, restrictions and boundaries to natural life. 
I am interested in abstracting forms within this struggle and evaluating these moments in time though the preciousness of jewelry making.  I believe that highlighting these   images in an intimate setting allows us time to digest these ideas. It allows us the time that we lack in our day to day lives to actually experience these rivaling forces. 


Creating tension in my work is integral to my process.  I believe that having juxtaposing forces whether it be in material, gesture, or conceptual idea,  can allow  an area on which to  contemplate the objects  I create.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

This is what you get when you  combine surfers, spray paint, and power tools.  INTERESTING idea.  It was cool to see lots of people COMING out for art! 
Details: San Diego’s first ever “Art of War” event. A battle between 4 different local art crews, for top honors in creativity, speed & originality.
Location: San Diego’s historic Culy Trucking Company Warehouse. A 10,000 square foot battle-lounge in the heart of downtown.
Rules: 4 crews will compete in [2] 1 hour blocks with a 10 minute break in
the middle. Crowds will chose the best art piece and the winning art crew will
be featured in the “House of Elements” warehouse gallery event.
Art Crews: House of Elements Representing Logan Heights, Moniker Elements Representing Downtown,
Mobias Representing Encinitas, & Canvas Representing Pacific Beach.
To organize a crew to compete in future Art of War events Click HERE.
Monday, November 22, 2010 Doors open @ 7p
Art starts @ 7:30 Coffee, Food, Lounge & VIP areas
Culy Warehouse
338 7th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, November 19, 2010

Possible sites for installation

These are images I took over at the park near my house.  I am looking for a site to install the rings once they are finished.   I am looking specifically for somewhere that has open space but also has brush and trees in the back ground.  I think if i plant the rings more towards the open space so that the ring can been seen, but also have the juxtaposition to the real natural plant life in the background  it would really help complete the pieces via the site. 

Also I think the color of the site is important.  Ultimately the rings will have vibrant colors so  if the site is more muted they will really POP! in the foreground. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers 2008

These are some images taken from this MASSIVE publication.  As I make my way through this book I will highlight artists whose work I enjoy and would like to share!

 The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers 2008
Compiled by Andy Lim
Darling Publications
Cologne 2009

Anna Lang

Elfrun Lach

Nam Kyong Sook