Over the semester, I worked to better my understanding of a number of biological forms through drawing. My Final Project Submission consists of 23 pencil Sketches from my sketchbook, 4 larger Explorations in charcoal, and 2 final charcoal Studies. I also included an artist’s statement cataloging my ideas and a bit of my process for the project.
I spent a semester working closely with models to improve my figure drawing. My final deliverable became creating finished drawings of several interesting poses I had worked closely, and repeatedly, with throughout the semester.
I created this piece to explore mass and illusion. I ended up discovering questions about perception in general and how the human brain is limited by senses. My work entailed research and creation of small drafts. Finally, I executed my knowledge to create a large installation piece I displayed in the Campus Center for an Art Opening. My piece itself was an 8’x3’x8’’ mitered box made from ¾’’ insulation foam. I glued this box together with support ribs inside and then coated it with a layer of primer. I then painted the slab with black acrylic and coated the surface with fine graphite powder. Finally, I TIG welded some chain along what would be the bottom face of the slab to make it look under tension, and wrapped the rest of the chain in a loop around the piece and hung it by the free ends from the ceiling.