Month: March 2014

Concept to Completion: Muscular Dystrophy

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For this year’s intaglio project we had to choose one of four prompts, and I chose the concept of hybridity, which i used to convey the disconnect that I feel between my body and my mind due to the mild form of muscular dystrophy that I was born with.

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The first sketch, skeleton reference courtesy of  Kineman.

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The plexi-glass plate.

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The regular prints.

 

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Chine-Collé with the Muscular Dystrophy definition printed on newsprint.

 

Also the regular prints make a really cool gif.

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Concept to Completion: Climbing the Jenga Tower

AP Art prompt: Create a concentration piece that incorporates a recognizable game piece.

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Sketching crumbling Jenga towers for preparation.   Top two with reference, bottom three from imagination.

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Pencil sketch which was then transferred onto the wooden board.  At first when I had painted the background orange I was just going to keep the Jenga blocks brown until I constructed the tower for fun using my physics teacher’s set:

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At this point I realize that the light blue created a nice and needed contrast with the orange. IMG_2722

Completed painting, of which I unfortunately did not take any progress shots as I had to work very quickly.