Making "Art" out of Apple Bins
Last weekend I got a bit more work done on my piece for the Ag Meets Art fundraiser for Larson Gallery. I also got sick and missed class, so I didn't get much done. I had already covered my board with mulberry paper and I had thrown the pieces during the summer. I glazed and fired the pieces during the first week of classes. Last weekend I just attached the main parts during a brief period of energy in the midst of a very tired and crummy weekend.
|board on a messy floor with thrown flower forms supported on thrown mechanical parts|
|the central flower and mechanical part set is raised on a SRAM bike part from my summer project|
|the black pieces were also based on SRAM bike parts|
I think the piece needs more than just the five red thrown sets but I haven't entirely decided what that something more should be. My daughter volunteered her help while I was sick and I allowed her design to sit in place during the remainder of the week. Just this evening I played around with a few new arrangements of basically the same parts I was thinking of including when she got involved.
|my daughter's plan includes parts tossed into the red flower forms|
|I like the idea of a clay "stamen" inside the flower but not so much the random parts inside too|
|maybe a bunch of color all around the base is good|
I could put other parts inside the "flowers" so the interior level is hidden or obscured
|I could leave that interior space entirely open|
|maybe I should cluster the extra parts a little more closely together|
|ah, forget the bike parts, fake gears are the way to go|
|fake gears and random springs|
|limited color palette|