I'm quite disappointed that the sugar crystals do not seem to be forming in the really large container, so today I started making 5 smaller hanging armatures for growing sugar crystals.
Today I discovered a provocative artist named Máiréad Delaney. Her work is conceptually and aesthetically really strong.
One of the other collage artist brought me an older medical book with great illustrations. I spent the day cutting out slices of hearts. I didn't finish anything, but played around with a few different arrangements.
I created metal stand-off spacers for "I Transition I". After looking through many fastener bins at the hardware store, I found a few different options, but they were too long. I decided to go the cheap route, but a lot more work! I bought an extra long bolt, cut it into four equal pieces, and drill small holes in one end. It took me much longer than expected.
I was drinking tea today and noticed the dried milk and sugar on a spoon rest. It was sitting near my recent edition of Sculpture magazine, which prompted me to take many pictures.
Today was curious in that I had some amazing experiences drawing, but ended up with little on the paper that I like.
Received my frames and experimented with different colors for the interior backing and sides. I also practiced painting on the back side of acetate and vellum.
Finished the transportation box.
I made a sugar solution for the sugar crystals using 5 lbs. of sugar.
I added the first layer of tar and dirt.
I added another 5 or 6 layers of broken mirrors to the Air Person (working title). This is so much more time consuming that I expected.
Today I ordered this shadow box from Michael's and hope it works. I will have to paint it and redo backing.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.