Wednesday, June 22, 2011

arabic coffee experiment - episode 2

I figured that scraping off the dried coffee grounds probably would have resulted in smudged stains. So, I soaked them in my bath.

here they are, face down in the tub

the results

more beautiful and interesting to me,
was the bottom of the tub after the water drained away

and this one's just for fun

(well, aren't they all!)

Here's the first episode of the arabic coffee experiment.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Leewana the Lizard

Frill-necked lizards live in northern Australia and New Guinea, so I gave my character an Aboriginal name (meaning "the wind.")

Meet Leewana!

This portrait shows Leewana flaring her frill. (She's frightened by the sight of you!) And, the sillouettes depict her running away to the safety of a tree.

I sort of disregarded the the last challenge, which was to make the background mysterious by veiling some of it. I just got so caught up in the curious behavior of the frilled lizard, and I wanted to portray that first and foremost.

lesson - sometimes you just gotta go with what grabs you
discovery - I like the combination of the close-up portrait with the "animation" of movement
challange - illustrate the life cycle of an animal

(To view the study, sculpture, drawing, and vector graphic for this portrait, please view a previous post.)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Untitled with Windows

I'd love to hear what it means to you!

Friday, June 3, 2011

summer so far

Well, it's been two weeks since school ended. Here are a few projects I've been working on since.

Wolf Sphinx
clay (to be fired) / 3.5" x 4.5" x 6.5"

poster design for Martian Horses show
photo by Mr. Hekman (Andy)

necklace pendants (to be fired and glazed)

here is an example of a finished necklace
(I made this one last sememster)

logo for a personal trainer in Spain