Student Portfolio

Hand (2012)
Zander Macsai
Sculpture II 01N:016:SCA
University of Iowa
plywood, glue
36"x48"x48"

This student used the lamination technique to make this large hand that appeared to be coming out of the ground. The project assignment was called passages, and Zander was interested in the passage that wood takes from earth to tree to wood and back to earth again.

   

Untitled (2011)
Jared Harrison
Sculpture II 01N:016:SCA
University of Iowa
wood, plastic, flourescent lights
72 "x48"x8"

This sculpture was a final project for the class and was a personal narrative about religion and politics. The student balanced the power for the flourescent lights so that they flickered, which created an anxious, unsettled feeling.

   

Giraffe (2011)
Minjie Liu
Sculpture II 01N:016:SCA
University of Iowa
found bark, wood, nails
96"x36"x24"

Giraffe was made for the wood project in Sculpture 2 and was an ambitious undertaking for this student. Other than a few structural pieces, this was made entirely of tree bark that was nailed together.

   

The Library (2011)
Tyler Cochran
Introduction to Robotic Art 01P:199:002
University of Iowa
Steel, 5 watt incandescent lights, Hand milled spalted maple, custom electronics
96"x120"x60"

Library is inspired by Jorge Luis Borges' Library of Babel, a philosophic conception of the universe as a library containing every possible combination of text; from volumes of pure nonsense to works of life altering profundity. The central sculpture was fabricated in steel with the use of a CNC laser cutter to precisely cut out each of the holes for the 990 bulbs. The sculpture glows dimly when the room is empty and increases in brightness as viewers approach.

   

Untitled (2010)
Paul Pino
ART3842C: Performance and Installation
University of Florida
Various electronics, speakers, and enclosures
Dimensions Variable

For this installation, Paul expanded his ongoing experimentation with sound and the physics of speaker enclosures. MAX/MSP was used to compose an infinitely variable audio experience.

   

Untitled (2011)
Justin Wong, James Nguyen, Spencer Greenfeder, Chandler Holmes, Anandi Guevara
ART2903C: Media Experiments in Art and Technology [MEAT]
University of Florida
Steel, LEDs, linear actuator, Arduino, custom electronics
96"x36"x36"

This project was produced collaboratively as part of the MEAT course, which is an art and engineering collaboration. This project was an interactive sculpture that moved and changed color based on viewer interaction. Each of the rods was connected to a central actuator that pulled on a spring mechanism to move the rods in and out.

   

Untitled (2010)
Adriana Germano
ART3842C: Performance and Installation
University of Florida
Dimensions Variable

As part of the final project for the class we had a public exhibition and Adriana made this work that was a telepresent installation. The artist was in New York during the show and used Skype to allow her to have conversations with viewers.

   

Sculptural Garments (2010)
Angella Gilland & Daniella Ettedgui
ART3842C: Performance and Installation
University of Florida
Plastic grocery bags, mixed media
Dimensions Variable

 

This project was the result of a collaboration between two students who combined their interests and past work to create a really dynamic project. Sculptural Garments are almost entirely made of re-used plastic grocery bags. In the artists' words, " Sculptural Garments use fashion as a language to communicate that the attention given to outward appearances is dictated by an industry." This is one of three different outfits worn by three different models who walked the runway throughout the evening.

   

An Argument of Light (2009)
Don Edler
Advanced Sculpture
University of Florida
Incandescent bulbs, Arduino, plywood
panels 36"x36"x 5" each, Dimensions variable

Using light as a medium and morse code as a language, the work questions the constancy of the speed of light. Inspired by Einstein's famous E=mc^2 equation and the Variable Speed of Light theory of Joao Magueijo. Each panel strobes numbers in Morse code. The left panel continuously strobes the Constant, measured Speed of Light of 299,792,458 m/s while the right panel strobes random integers. The piece is designed to place the viewer in the middle of an argument as to whether the speed of light is Constant or Variable.

   

Jellyfish (2010)
Lorenzo Collante
Sculpture II
Santa Fe College
Plastic sheeting, blower
120"x60"x60"

Jellyfish is a large inflatable sculpture made from plastic sheeting.

   

In-Out (2009)
Tom Aycock
Advanced Sculpture
University of Florida
steel
65"x120"x36"

Tom was interested in exploring metaphors through everyday objects and In-Out was his version of a huge drywall screw going in to the earth.

   

Untitled (2010)
Purnima SIms
Sculpture I
Santa Fe College
Found objects
24"x8"x6"

This sculpture was created in response to the assemblage project. The cascade of tiny plastic babies was made to look like rusty metal by application of an iron-bearing paint.

   

Untitled (2010)
Christen Callahan
Sculpture I
Santa Fe College
fabric, CPR mask
6"x4"x5"

The assignmnet for the assemblage project is to find an object and re-contextualize the object by altering it somehow. Samantha began with a bright and playful rocking horse toy. she inverted this playfuless with black paint, applied metal studs, and barbed wire, which made the horse dark and scary.

   

Untitled (2010)
Samantha Mckeown
Sculpture I
Santa Fe College
Found objects, paint
20"x36"x14"

The assignmnet for the assemblage project is to find an object and re-contextualize the object by altering it somehow. Samantha began with a bright and playful rocking horse toy. she inverted this playfuless with black paint, applied metal studs, and barbed wire, which made the horse dark and scary.

   

Untitled (2009)
Angella Gilland
Sculpture: Materials and Methods
The University of Florida
Spruce 2x4's, stain
36"x60"x36"

This student’s response to the project was a
narrative interpretation of the term passages,
which came from drawings and personal history.

   

Untitled (2008)
Ensley Gilchrest
Sculpture: Concepts and Strategies
The University of Florida
Bamboo, wood
28"x28"x14"

This is another response to the passages project,
however this student chose a more conceptual
interpretation of the theme. Sustainability and green
building materials were the source of inspiration
behind this exploding bamboo sculpture.

   

Untitled (2008)
Romana Newbold
Sculpture: Concepts and Strategies
The University of Florida
Broken wood pieces, sticks, palm fronds
40"x24"x30"

In this work the student was interested in exploring
the history of materials in everyday objects such as
a chair. Specifically, she wanted to show a fragment
of experience from the life of this object and how it
has interacted with many people and lives.

   

Miami Skyline (2008)
Nancy Padron
Sculpture: Concepts and Strategies
The University of Florida
Various hardwoods
14"x30"x8"

Nancy chose to represent a portion of history from
the architecture of her native Miami skyline. Various
hardwood elements were cut, carved, mortised,
and skillfully joined drawing influence from modern
furniture as well as from the modern architecture
of Miami.

   

Veil (2008)
Kirian Regan
Sculpture: Materials and Methods
The University of Florida
Wood, wire
24"x36"x36"

Veil was created by stitching together many small
wooden pieces to form this flowing, floating fabric.
The concept of the veil was the inspiration for this
work and was employed to express ideals of purity
while creating depth and illusion with an interaction
with light and especially cast shadows.

   

Untitled (2008)
Elena Lopez-Trigo
Sculpture: Materials and Methods
The University of Florida
Plaster, cloth
36"x36"x42"

In this project in plaster, the student worked with the
form of a common recliner and created a heavy
impression as evidence of the body that occupied
this seat. The sculpture was hollow and formed in sections by
casting plaster dipped fabric sheets over a real recliner.

   

My X-Friends (2005)
Zack Fisher
ART350: Digital Image Manipulation
Ohio State University
Altered digital photo

This student used a combination of digital photography and Photoshop effects to make his friends appear to have super powers.

   

Bioflourescence (2005)
Andrew Lykins
ART350: Digital Image Manipulation
Ohio State University
Altered digital photo

For this assignment students were asked to consider some aspect of biological engineering and the future of genetically engineered plants. The class visited a greenhouse and took photos of plants there. This student used effects and layering to create plants that can produce light.

   

Untitled (2004)
Class Collaboration
ART350: Digital Image Manipulation
Ohio State University
Altered digital photo

After one week of training in the basics of Adobe Photoshop, the students were put into groups for this in-class collaborative assignment. This group was given a single digital photograph and asked to sample imagery from the internet to create a
narrative.

   
Movements (2005)
Jasong Tung
ART350: Digital Image Manipulation
Ohio State University
Altered digital photo

This image was created for the final project
assignment which was the student’s choice as far as content and concept. Jason made this image as an exploration of his interest in martial arts and gaming. He was interested in how he might create a feeling of movement in a static, two-dimensional
image.  
   




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