Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Figure Drawings

I took an anatomy and figure drawing class from Ed Stitt this past semester. Here are some of the better drawings from that class.

Don't remember his name

Skeleton over figure
Skeleton overlay next to figure
Figure under drawing



Don't remember his name



Thursday, January 22, 2009

Horse Show Jumps

When I'm not attending school in Boston, I work for a horse breeding farm on Long Island. Last winter, my boss asked me to design a show jump to represent her farm in the Winter Equestrian Festival, a horse show in Florida that features top equestrian competitors. I came up with a few designs, and two were chosen: the jump shown directly below was made for Spy Coast Farm.

The other jump was made for Sweet Oak Farm, which works closely with Spy Coast. I didn't even know Sweet Oak used my design until I saw it in person in the ring. 

The jumps will also appear in this year's Winter Equestrian Festival.

The work seen on this page

The sculptures on this page are from the fall 2008 semester. I made four major projects- two are shown here. The wire sculpture shown below was my midterm. Made over two months, with God knows how much wire, easily over 200 feet, I constructed a 3D model of a baseball glove. 

The assignment for my final project was to make a life-sized sculpture out of cardboard and hot glue only. I decided to create a sculpture of Davy Jones, a villain in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, with a squid-tentacle beard, a peg leg, a lobster claw, and countless other weird things to ensure that my task would be as hard as possible. So, over a two month period, I created Davy Jones from the ground up, forming an underlying skeleton first, and then building up form on top of that. 

Any of the other work is work I've done over the past four years. Examples of my artwork from my fall 2008 drawing class are coming soon; I'm having technical difficulties with my camera. 

Davy Jones from the back-left

Close up of Davy's face

Davy Jones- the final product. 

Posing with my creation, he was a big guy. Unfortunately I had to destroy him because he was too big to store.

Close ups of Davy Jones along the way

Davy's hand with the tentacle finger wrapping around his walking sticl

The beginnings of a stressed ship deck

Close up of Davy's lobster claw arm

The Beginnings of Davy Jones

Davy's legs, day 1

Underlying skeleton for Davy's legs

Our boots matched for a while, we were the same boot size

Underlying skeleton, week 3

Side View of skeleton, week 3

Final Sculpture Project- Davy Jones Cardboard Sculpture 2008

Underlying skeleton of Davy Jones cardboard scupture

Shirt, acrylic paint, 18x22", 2006

Undone (The Sweater Song), watercolor and ink, 8x12", 2007

Rhapsody, mixed media, 18x24, 2007
Winner of the Award of Achievement in Mixes Media, Long Island's Best Show, 2007
Exhibited in Parrish Art Museum, 2007

Uncle Richie, colored pencil, 12x18", 2008
Exhibited in Parrish Art Museum, 2008

Grandma and Grandpa, pencil, 18x24", 2008
Award of Achievement, Congressional Art Competition, 2008

More Old Work from 2005-2007

Braid, brown white and black conte, 18x24", 2007

Left Hands, pencil, 12x16", 2005

Coyle Was Here, colored pencil, 10x15", 2007

Cecile, watercolor, 18x24", 2005