My goal in this project is to organize chaos. I have been focusing on organizing my life, which has seemed to fall into complete chaos in the span of winter break. There has been changes from transitioning jobs, and moving into the BFA program. Things feel fragmented as I try to hold the load together. So I am wanting to work on showing different aspects of my life overlapping, fragmenting. I am going to use found wood to start drawings, and work on carving in the wood to add texture, and a field of depth to the work.
Wood found to be good in the way of starting to think about the project. I became stuck in the material. I was taking different aspects of my daily life, that I like, and drawing fragments of them. I am going to continue, but change the material. Cardboard and Bristol paper are going to be the start for building models.
The project is moving into a an area of exploration of mountains, playing with scale and medium.
My project completed only a section
Things like schedules and a paper written about some artists I have been looking at
Drafts of my seminar artist statement, with all my flaws showing
Graduate schools I have looked at and decided I didn't want to go those ones
Piles on the walls, the build up I wish I could have done more
Moving in to the more delicate line work
detail of a section
I have been thinking a lot about paths, where I have been, where I am going. I have bee collecting papers from my job, school work, my boyfriends failed jobs, and purchasing quality paper. I have also been thinking about paper trails and how much paper we use. I really wanted to let people in and see my life in paper form because you can learn so much about a person from their paper tail.
My main challenges were learning about paper, adhereing paper to the wall, and time. Time was a huge challenge. I also had issues displaying the work and trying to figure out how it should be presented. I didn't really think from the viewers point of view. I feel proud of the quantity, and the line work. The installation could have been better, by stepping back and seeing it how the viewer sees it. I wish I had been able to complete the line work. I liked the piling up of the nice paper and would like to further explore how these forms can be arranged and built up in to different forms. I want to explore larger forms and bring the paths more forward in exhibition.
A final thought in this blog of thoughts , I started resulting in a more welcome result. Building up on walls, shape, form, height very appealing with the no lines, quality paper. But lines matching was minimal and accidental, from time consuming rubber cement. Pins better for hanging, sad about holes, because of past classes.