Saturday, March 7, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
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 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.
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
Grandma and Grandpa, pencil, 18x24", 2008
Award of Achievement, Congressional Art Competition, 2008
Self Portrait: Hands and Photograph, mixed media, 18x22", 2007