Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sandra Meigs at Open Space

I was very impressed with Sandra Meig's exhibit at Open Space. Her paintings are so vibrant that they both hurt and excited my eyes. I was very moved by them :)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Packing tape extravaganza!

Decided to cover the "fabric" with packing tape. I like how it's reflective and translucent.

Maybe hang it on the wall?

Yep. I like how this is shaping up.
One thing to note that I did deviate slightly from Einstein's model of gravity. Instead of the space time fabric around a mass being pushed down, I've also pushed it up. I don't think I'd be allow to dig a hole in the floor of the crit room so this deviation is physically necessary. I still think it evokes a sense of unseen tension.
The next step is to possible cut out the bottom of the cone. And next I will draw grid lines over the form with colour painter's tape. (Possibly 2 or more offset grids?)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Space-time fabric: a little progress

A few progress shots of my space-time fabric sculpture. I'm thinking about using clear packing tape . . . I wonder if it would hold the shape on its own? Wax? Maybe not.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Good ol' Einstein

So I'm going to try this, except make the white/plane part disguised as the floor in the crit room. A gravitational anomaly in the Visual Arts Building lol

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Project 3

Project 3 is an open project.
What started out as an idea about sculpture in dialogue with painting, I was thinking about how I could move the plane of the picture (the surface) away from the wall. I tried out a few ideas and drew the conclusion that pulling the surface out into real space was maybe a little cliche, expected. So I thought about moving the picture plane into itself. Not physically possible . . . at least not with my rudimentary knowledge of particle physics. I was also thinking about my art-material-crush, candle wax, and "the drip" in contemporary painting (which is something we touched on last year in painting class). The idea of the drip as symbol of paint (liquid colour) made me think about gravity. So what form could these two ideas take when combined?
Maybe this? (good ol' Einstein)