Sunday, June 25, 2017


Any one that has a tattoo knows they will be judged or looked at differently in today’s society. Tattoos are permanent and when you get a tattoo usually people get them as a form of creative expression. I have a tattoo that is visible and I chose to get it, and the last thing I want is to be looked at different or even treated differently because of the tattoo.  I created two different works. One with a line through the middle I wanted to see if people thought of the differently of that same person because one arm has a tattoo and the other doesn’t. For my other piece I wanted it to be more dramatic as if I was coming to save your life from drowning. If it was a life or death situation would you actually care who was saving you? 

Balsa Wood Sculptures

Materials: Balsa Wood, Wood Glue, Mask Tape, Pins
(1) 5 in x 5 in x 5in

(2)8 in x 10 in x 5 in

(3)18 in x 21 in x 14 in

(1) Space                                              

With this piece I created space by making a box. Each side of the box has its own special design, but connect in an intricate way. 


With this piece i started out making a few circles out of wood and connected them to each other. After I created two of every other piece added to create a perfect symmetrical balance. 


With this piece I made the same creation twice to represent scale. I started by making the two stands. Then I twisted tape together to make "strings." Last I made an origami structure and made a smaller scale one. 

Soap Carving

Materials: Soap
Dimensions: 5 in x 2.5 in x 4 in


Map Relief 

Materials: Foam Board, Hexagonal Paper Mache Boxes, Art Gesso, Ink
Dimensions: 2.6 ft x 2 ft x 2 in



For this project I made a bunch of hexagonal paper mache pieces that acted like puzzle pieces. The idea stemmed from bee's honeycombs inside a beehive. On my map their are 3 different levels and they represent the social class system just like beehives have social classes as well. 


Materials: Wood, Paint (blue)
Dimensions: 4 in x 4 in 4in


         For this project I used only two materials, wood and paint. This momento is special to me because when I was young my mom would always read books to me before bed and this one resonated with me the most. This object represents the story behind "The Little Engine that Could." The object is suppose to resemble a bench inside a train. I painted it blue because the train in the story is blue. Also, in the story the train had a saying "I think I can, I think I can," and I showed this through the elevating line. 

Masking Tape Shoes

Materials: Masking Tape
Demensions: 10 in x 4 in 3 in

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Masked Identity 

Materials: Wire, Tracing Paper, Gel Medium, Ink Set, Making Tape



Everyone only has one life and I wanted my series of photos to get a point across. I wanted my photos to show that everyone has an imaginary hourglass over their head and when it runs out so does your time on earth. I painted the mask orange with its complimentary color blue to represent worry. In two of the photos the man is looking/pondering at the hourglass, almost waiting until it runs out. In the middle photo, which shows the man nothing looking at the hourglass, it is suppose to show that you should not waste your time on earth, and love your life to the fullest. 

Performing with Principles 

                                           Video 1 (Rhythm)

       In this video, rhythm is discovered after getting frustrated and bored. After hearing the noises created, I attempted to regain my focus back by creating a beat with the same noises and used repetition to drive my point further.

                                          Video 2 (Emphasis)

      In this video, I emphasized the fact that most people cannot stand still while talking on the phone

                                          Video 3 (Variety & Emphasis)

      In this video, I showed emphasis on how hungry I was by using repetition and continuously going back to the refridgerator even though there is nothing in there to eat.  I also showed variety with the different ways I open the refrigerator and check for food over and over.