The work that I did in Rome was an exploration of geometry, color, proportion and space, inspired by the infamous Roman mosaic floors, especially those of the Christian Basilicasopus alexandrinum. After studying the different patterns and illusions created in this type of mosaic design, I was inspired to create three-dimensional explorations of patterns as an investigation of space. The human brain rejects what it cannot organize-- what it cannot understand. My goal was to deliver visual interest and a sense of order through the use of shape and color. I am interested in how light, proportion and color affect one another and consequently space.
The course was an introduction to the fundamentals of design and metal fabrication techniques for jewelry. Working with precious and non-precious metals, we learned traditional jewelryconstruction including: sawing, filing, forming, soldering, and polishing. A series of structured assignments guideed as we transformed ideas into finished pieces. Solutions enabled the exploration of personal aesthetic, and the mastery of basic processes.
Introduction to the techniques and potential of wheel thrown pottery and handbuilt forms. Exploring the basic techniques of wheel throwing and handbuilding in an effort to realize and generate ideas in clay. The ultimate goal: to critically examine form and function, surface and volume in an effort to create fresh and vibrant work.
Woodworking with Handtools
Using handtools (a planer, various chisels, japanese woodsaw, sandpaper etc) allowed me to explore the nature of softwoods by carving and creating different objects.
Paintings and Drawings