I wish that I could have done some ceramics over the summer, but I got to work with different types of metals-bronze, lead, and pewter. I learned how to polish the metals as well as use different patinas to finish them. Also making molds out of wax and silicone, and models out of liquid plastic--which is so much fun! slightly expensive, but liquid plastic by smooth on is really fun and produces great molds.
This semester I really want to focus on getting a collective body of work together. I feel like this summer has really inspired me and has helped me realize that what makes art good is an artist individuality. I hope to discover more about myself as an artist.
The first thing I will do is get in the studio and probably start throwing. I just want to get back into the material and get my mind going.
I've been looking a few artists this summer, ones that I've heard Chris talk about who he rivals or knows. One is Jenny Holzer. She does these crazy projections in dark rooms with all different words and phrases moving around. The room may be empty with just a few bean bag chairs, so you can sit and watch the words go around. Another interesting artist is Devorah Sperber. She creates portraits with hanging spools of thread. They create wonderful portraits, but when you try to look at each spool it gives you a headache! or at least it gives me one..