Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Jodi Stevens, Artist

Contemporary fiber art is a vast field populated with artists pushing boundaries beyond what is expected using materials sculpturally and conceptually. Artists working in the field today owe a major debt to those who shifted textile arts to a seriously considered fine art form starting in the 1970s, dubbed the American craft movement. Pioneers such as Sheila Hicks, Eva Hesse, Robert Morris, Miriam Schapiro, Faith Ringgold, and Claire Zeisler exploded long-held notions and elevated works made with these materials through sculptural experimentation. This lecture will discuss artists who build on this legacy through their practice as sculptors, employing these materials weighted with radical history. source:

Luisa Rabbia, Artist

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Fall 2018 In Class Presentations

  • Read guidelines and look at student work for Drawing on Objects and Multiple Panel. You can find this information in the right side bar, alphabetical order. 
  • For each assignment, gather at least three forms of research and sketch out three different ideas. 
  • Post all info on your blog. 
  • Site sources for research. 
  • Come prepared - all info loaded on your blog. Points deducted for not being prepared and incomplete presentations. 
  • So that we can use time efficiently, all info must be posted on your blog. We will not take the time to pass around sketches or try to visual ideas that you verbally describe. 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Sarah Nance, Artist

faced, 2013
recovered stones, foil tape, glass microspheres, natural light
dimensions variable

faced, 2013 (detail)
recovered stones, foil tape, glass microspheres, natural light
dimensions variable

buoy for those between the spray and sky, 2013
mirrors, glass microspheres, concrete, spray paint, natural light
4.5 x 47.5 x 47.5 in.
Skagaströnd, Iceland

a line, the infinite, 2014
sand, natural light
1 in.

marking time in light, 2014 (detail)
reflective fabric tape, found stones, natural light
8.5 x 1.5 x 1494 in.
Alvord Desert, Eastern Oregon

marking time in light, 2014
reflective fabric tape, found stones, natural light
8.5 x 1.5 x 1494 in.
image credit | Ian Clark

Cynthia Rountree, Student Work

Cynthia Rountree, Student Work

Drawing on Objects

Artist Source not known. Please e-mail with a source. 

Kathleen W. Kennedy, Artist

Charcoal Collage

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Christian Ard, Student Work

Tri Tri

Dimensions: Blue 20" x 17". Pink 21.5" x 16.6". Green 27" x 17"
Materials: Wood, Paint, Nails, Yarn

This piece was inspired by a personal collection of stones (see image below). I am attracted to the individual qualities of each stone and how several stones form relationships to one another with regard to space, color and texture. The sculptural aspects of the piece interprets the three-dimensional qualities of layers and density. The work is reminiscent of mapping while alluding to elements of geography found in the natural world. 

(labradorite, pink quartz, labradorite)

Christian Ard, Student Work

Coupled Beings

Dimensions: Approx. 4" x 4" & 4" x 6.6"
Materials: Black Plasti Dip, Gouche, soft pastels, tape

The transformation drawing began with a tonal drawing on a large sheet of paper and ended with a sculptural piece. Coupled Beings explores duality. Compressed in a book press to get the final shape, all previous marks and materials are still within the inside of the folded pieces. I chose to focus on duality because of the process of this project. Being someone who pays a lot of attention to detail and seems to be fairly picky over smears and smudges, through the process of this project I was able to experiment and understand more of a loose/no expectation side of creating that has allowed me to express myself more clearly.

Olivia Clemons, Student Work

Each of these eraser drawings centers around the idea of time, incorporating erasing as a concept of time. The work "Time, Paper, Tree" plays with the irony of drawing a tree on paper as an earlier reflection of the paper itself. "Time in the Living Room", is my living room over time, drawing in my roommates erasing them, drawing in and erasing the movements of the dog and the coffee table. This work made me reconsider the idea of a drawing which previously seemed to capture a single moment. Yet, in reality most drawings from life are a reflection of the multiple hours in which they were created.While drawing "The End" I was thinking about death in the context of time, not being the end.For the piece "Under a Tree", I would draw the shadows of the branches once an hour over the course of several hours letting the shadows illustrate time.