Worked all day creating collages. I only got my backgrounds finished.
Spent another day working on collages. Most of my time was spent perusing several National Geographic magazines, tearing out pages, and organizing them into categories. I did manage to finish a collage that is not like most of my work.
planning for a new art book
I've been doing a lot of research into self-help art books and proposed this list to my artist friends.
These are in order of preference:
poured second part of mold
Took off the cottleboards and examined the first part of the mold. It looks great.
Then I had to problem solve how I was going to create the pour holes. I made a quick mock up of one of the corners with some clay.
Then I created the retaining walls with keys.
Finally, I poured the Ultra-Cal 30.
Poured first part of mold
While in my studio today, I poured the first part of my mold. I also worked on a mixed media piece and made some labels for an upcoming artwork.
Making a retaining wall
Spent some time today creating a retaining wall made from Plasticine, complete with keys. When I visit on Tuesday, I will pour the first part of this six part mold.
Art opening at Root division
Although I did not get into this art show, I was included in the catalog. I was told by the curators that I was a finalist from the 200+ applicants, but didn't make the final cut.
Nikki's art opening
I went to my studio today, ready to start making the retaining walls for my 6 part mold. After clamping the cottleboards together, I realized that the guys at the lumberyard did not cut my boards square. I felt frustrated and then spent the rest of the day, squaring, sanding, and repainting the boards.
I had an art opening at Epperson Gallery in Crockett, which was really well attended. I also designed the flyer.
Art studio work
Today I finished the cottleboards for mold making, worked on some armature details, and began to assemble a mixed media piece.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.