Yet again we have reached a new semester, spring time is upon us and I am more lost than ever. Ya boy last minute applied to graduate school so let's see where that goes.
This semester I have made the insane choice of taking not only ceramics but also a sculpture class at U of L. Because of this my goal is simple, make one (large) piece in ceramics and one (large) work in sculpture.
Here are my rudimentary sketches for the art !
I am feeling a new found excitement with the sculpture class, the idea that I can start using wood in my ceramic work gives me ideas that I didn't know I had in me. While I have certainly used some wood tools before, it's never been enough to feel confidant using them. So I am really psyched to gain more experience and feel like a pro !
On a real note, I am also applying to a full-time position at the Speed. I just submitted my resume so who knows maybe theres no shot, but I have a good feeling that I am qualified and I'm not sure what would happen if I got it. I am at a point in my life where I feel like I need a full-time job, whatever I have been doing with work and school is simply not sustainable. So anyway I am entering this year giving myself too many options, I will trust my gut to make the right choices.
In the meantime I have been making some baby head cups using all the old ass baby doll head molds. My favorite is the temples permission red. I made the folks tea for the wood firing.
I honestly want to not talk about the wood firing I was very upset when everyone forgot about me.
But anyway !!! I finally fired my piece in big bailey !
Here is proof of me slaying with the little (okay actually big) sculpture I made. This was before I did a shit ton of sanding which i forgot to take a picture of lol.
I did another little shadowing moment at the speed. It was a fun day to learn better practices around packing work. They were super sweet I came in to "help" move the huge Rodin sculpture, but the head prep was out sick. I stayed anyway and spent a solid 8 hour day with the art handlers. I got to watch them unbox a crate of two paintings, move some work around out of storage, pack a few paintings. It was really cool to see what a normal day might look like. and then Mike brought me donuts, I think they felt bad that I was there for free lol.
This week was the classic annual juried fine arts student show !
another slay for the ceramics department ! The dirt bags look like they are being held against their will in this photo which really is hilarious to me.
totally honored to win best in show for my piece committed. I was pretty shocked to win real life money for my art who knew you could actually earn cash for art making !
In all seriousness it meant a lot to me to win this prize. Its especially funny since cat cox was the juror. this piece is obviously about my ex and he hated her ! so to me its a special win that she gave me this prize money and picked not one not two but three of my pieces of art.