This sketch is just for the basic form and functionality of the object- The actual design is based on Cambodian Buddhist architecture. When considering possible designs, I started thinking about green tea and its Asian tradition, which made me start looking at ceremony, which made me look at temples, and I liked Cambodian the best.
The dish and lip are sterling silver. The dish is hand forged out of a flat sheet. The lid is zebra wood from Africa, and the handle is walnut. It'll all be sealed to be food safe.
You wanna lock me out of the studio for a whole weekend?? I'll bring it home. Yeah, that's a jeweler's bench pin drilled onto my desk. Hello, 4am
Soooo many hours of work in this little thing. Not having a camera (besides my cellphone) is really starting to suck.
All of the shows this week were spectacular!
I kicked it off playing a set of experimental music at The Red Room under the direction (or rather, un-direction) of Shelly Blake-Plock. He covered the floor with foil, positioned ten of us musicians around the room, and then covered us in more foil. Shelly caught me outside before the show and asked, "Are you claustrophobic? Can I make you into a casserole?" Of course, Shelly.
Shelly Blake-Plock, The Red Room 11/14/2009
Saxophone never looked so shiny
Joel Grip on double bass
Diving Belle providing vocals
Student Show Openings 11/19/2009
"A Collection of Objects" by Vince Valerio
Annual Juried Undergraduate Show
A winner of the Doris and Ron Markley Award
This was a great show too- fantastic mix of sculpture, painting, drawing, and video. This show is dealing with ideas that greatly inform my artmaking. Highly inspired. Also, free beer and great snacks.
"Throughout history, the human body has been represented and interpreted in multiple and diverse ways. In Ambiguous Bodies, the artists continue that tradition, embracing ambiguity as a was to dismantle the classical or ideal notions of form, and to include difference of beauty, race, sexuality, and gender- broadening the scope of how a human body can be portrayed."
Curated by my good friend, Laura Amussen
Just got them back from the factory, and I couldn't be more pleased! These are cut out of hardboard. There are two separate pieces that slide together in the middle, creating a cross that the candle sits on.
You can choose from hardboard (pictured), blonde bamboo, and an assortment of colored plastic.
Email me at SavannaLeighArt@gmail.com if you are interested!
Once upon a time (eh, 1648), art was a very prestigious, academic endeavor. The people in charge of deciding what makes good art were the men of the Royal Academy in Paris. They liked pretty little landscapes, epic scenes of classical battles, and quaint little still lifes. ...Till the Impressionists rolled around. Cezanne, Manet, Pissarro, Whistler, and many others were rejected from the Academy salons for their experimental methods in painting.
So, they said, "F*** that Salon, let's have a shit show!"
In honor of the shit shows past,
Salon Des Refuses
Call for Work!
The Art History Club is holding a one-night exhibit for the rejected artworks of the Annual Student Show. If your art is not accepted into the Annual Student show, bring it to the Loch Raven Room in the University Union on December 4th between 4-6 PM.
• Your artwork must be picked up after the reception by 9:45PM. If you do not pick up your work it will be discarded!
• It must be ready to be hung (there will be table space.)
• Space is limited and is given on a first come, first serve basis.
• No Entry Fee! Open to all Towson University students.
Reception and Exhibit:
Friday December 4th 2009 6:30-9:30PM Loch Raven Room in the Union
Free and Open to Everyone!
Any questions feel free to email the Art History Club at email@example.com
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Lots of stuff coming up! Call me for more info, or if you wanna go with me :D
The Short List:
11/14- Music @ The Red Room. 8:30pm, $6
11/19- Art @ Student Show. 7:30, Free
11/19- Art @ The Storage Space. 8:00, Free
11/19- Opening for Ambiguous Bodies, Goucher. 7:30, Free
11/23- Music @ Towson /w Diving Belle, Brand New Set. 7:00, Free
12/3- Music @ The Ukazoo Forum. 7:00, Free
TONIGHT: The Red Room inside Normal's Books.
I'll be offering my voice to Shelly Blake-Plock, apparently for the exploration of audible sleep walking.
425 E. 31ST STREET BALTIMORE
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Photos by William Walker
Check it out:
Student show submission deadline is next week. Tomorrow night I've got a portfolio photo shoot for all my current work. I've been cramming so hardcore.
I found a bunch of images from my youth... hahaha!
Oh man was I cool... yep.
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Laminated sheets of plywood, particle board, and oak carved and sanded, finished with linseed oil.
When I think of laminated wood, I think of topography. The lines created by carving the wood closely resemble the altitudinal lines on a map. To perpetuate this image, I carved my sculpture to resemble a mountainous landscape. The lines of the hills cut underneath the piece itself, making it seem like a living creature with a heavy belly and legs. I wanted to create and anthropomorphic sense of landscape, allowing the creature and its environment to blend into one entity.
The assignment was to recreate an everyday object using steel wire. I made a scale coffee cup so precise that a real plastic lid will click onto the lip. But, I made a steel lid that clicks on as well. This is all shaped and welded steel, powder coated black.