I've been working on a lot more fine art type sculpture pieces which could also be strangely argued as drawing. After a nice chat with currently OSU MFA Grad Student Melissa Vogley Woods I learned that the term Drawing in the art word is being more loosely interpreted. The meeting was funny because as soon as I saw her I realized I already knew her. We'd been introduced to each other several times over the years and run in some of the same circles of friends. Spontaneity was my friend yesterday in that I finally got a chance to talk to Melissa about the Grad Program at OSU as well as her helping me to stalk the head of the Graduate Department in order to get a appointment. Granted I looked about the same as I felt yesterday but it was worth it to drag my sorry sick butt to the campus on a whim. I can check of two of my three things that I needed to get done before I feel comfortable with this whole application process
Let's get back to the Art now. I am currently working on a series that deals with the interpretations of Neurons in a tangible form. I want to represent them using different "craft" methods The above piece was made by tatting (a form of lace making) my own design. The box is not perfect but for now I can live with it. It's been a long time since I have worked exclusively in a sculpture type format with no apparel inclinations at all or body work. I feel like I am coming back to it strongly, remembering all those tricks and tools of the non-cloth variety. I'm enjoying the expansion of my pattern skills in things that do not involve garments.
Framed together nicely I just need to finish the sanding and nail them together.