Our final project in my summer Ceramics 1 class was to hand build a self-portrait out of red or white clay. I used red clay for my portrait and based it off of a deadpan portrait of myself. Deadpan portrait photography is one of my favorite types of portrait photography and I wanted to combine my… Continue reading Completed Hand Built Self Portrait
We had to sculpt a figure from a painting in the 18th century or sculpture of the 18th century. I chose to sculpt from Titian’s painting Venus of Urbino.
Though I could not find hard facts stating why the MET does not have many women artists on display I did find some facts about how many women are represented in the museum as well as how cultures may have effected the amount of art produced by women. As of 2012 the MET only… Continue reading Why is there no women artist work on display in the MET museum?
Marble statues can change color for a few different reasons but mainly are all due to natural chemical reactions. Stone and marble are usually harder to discolor than metal but this can still happen and can be seen in art today. One factor that can change the color or a marble statue over… Continue reading What causes the marble statues to change color?
The MET currently shows work dating from 8,000 B.C. all the way up to the present day. For instance they have “Polished red ware jar with lugs” which is a pottery piece dated 4500-4000 B.C but you can also view a piece such as “KE-5” which is a Shigaraki stoneware and colored clay piece that… Continue reading What is the time frame of the artwork in the MET museum?
For our final we had to sculpt a self-portrait. Though this was difficult it was nowhere near as difficult as the figure building project for me. This is still a work in progress and I will be uploading a side by side of myself and the project when finished.
In class we had a project where we were able to build anything we wanted. I decided to go off of the original slab built Eyeball Sushi I had made from the first day of class and extend on it. What I came up with was a sushi platter consisting of human body parts. This… Continue reading Art Project: Slab and coil built horror sushi