How to make trimming tools!! Pretty simple and awesome..
Shed Show Fall 2013
I’ve been having conversations with my professors, roommate, and mentors, about the idea of building something around myself such as a vessel while I am inside of it. As I was thinking more about it, I thought of what would it be like if I build the clay on top of me.
Days passes and I kept thinking about this more and more. Finally with a help of a friend, Jenny Donaire, I was able to start this piece. As she was working her way around my body to build up the clay, I started to become more aware of the clay and how my movement became more restrain. It felt as if I was wearing a heavy straight jacket since the movement of my body became impossible. As time goes by and the clay is building up more, I started feeling the fear of being buried alive and what if Jenny forgets to put the tube in my mouth for breathing. Oh how I hate to cover my face with anything and can get super upset if someone throws a yummy cake on my face because I think of the stickiness and how I won’t be able to breathe. Don’t throw cake at me, haha. Anyhow, to me this project became more about the experience and facing my own fears rather than the piece and the outlook of it. It was amazing how this one material, clay, can make you to think of such things and make you be aware of many other things.
Being underneath the clay for two hours and having my left side falling sleep with pain on the left arm, I started moving my legs more which is the habit of mine when I am uncomfortable or in pain. Feeling the cold clay which was dropping down my body temperature was another part of the discomfort. It was then when I asked Jenny to forget about the legs which was my attempt at first to cover the whole body but I was done. I don’t know how much longer I was able to hold that position.
I finally got out of it with brighter hair color and covered in clay. I was free and happy again but I cannot wait to do this again and this time covering the whole body with more clay.
Thank you Jenny for all your help.. :)
Mixing clay for tomorrow’s work!!! It’ll be fantastic!
Now the question is how to transport the clay to studio!! hA!!!
First year student show at Claremont Graduate University!!
November 12th, from 6-9pm
I hope you can make it.. :)
Doing a bit of drawing today on the panel that I’ve thrown pot at!!
So many thoughts have been playing in head about birth and rebirth and how can one create something to convey that!! Or even the absent of something that existed and no longer exist or even has reshaped or changed to become something else!
Games of mind I call this one!
I’m honored to be included in this group show at Western Project opening Saturday November 2 from 6-8 pm in the West Gallery. If you are in the area come check out the show.