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?
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.
Monday, December 13, 2010
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.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
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.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
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
Friday, November 19, 2010
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
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
Nam Kyong Sook