Friday, October 3, 2008

School Days...

Sorry it has been so long since I have posted but I must admit that I have been a little over whelmed with grad school. I don't even feel like I have been making a lot its more like I have just been thinking a lot about what I want to make and how to make it and why I want to make it and all that sort. Man I am tired just mentioning all this thought process that has been going on in my head.

Anyway school has indeed officially begun and above are pictures of my fabulous studio space. I have a jewelers bench, desk and soldering station all to myself! I love that Monika Krol and I used to share a space this big.

So far we have had a crit on the 100 drawings we had to do over the summer and a crit on the 10 pieces we had two weeks to make. The 10 pieces were basically supposed to be "sketches" in metal or at least in a 3-d form. Below are a few of the pieces I presented at the crit. I apologize for the poor quality of the photos but I hope you at least get the picture. For these piece I was thinking a lot about judgment or in some cases the absurdity of it.

The Last two piece of my 10 were these two little quirky chairs made from brass mesh. There is something about them that I really enjoy and I am not quite sure what it is. So I wanted to explore this idea of "the chair" and all its meanings. I have come to think of the chair as a status symbol; literally where you sit in society. I have begun working on a few projects dealing with chairs but none of them are in any way resolved yet. In fact after a discussion I had with my teacher Myra Mimlitsch-Gray they may be extremely altered. Who knows maybe I will even stop working on leather altogether! but here they are in their currant state.

So that's all I have for now I will try to add more soon. but in order to do that I must get back to work!


Barb said...

you rock.
And I think you'll still be able to use the leather, just leather + (fill in the blank)

Jess said...

Wonderful! Looks like you have been very busy (duh). I like the mesh too and your chairs... Oooo this is good! I can't wait!!! Keep on rocking.. get it rocking (chair). oh haha. Love ya! go make work!

Barb said...

aliyah, where are the pics of your awesome work in progress?????

Brian said...

Your T-shirt design rocks
You should hook-up with cointhat and offer it through them