A Further Exploration into the Realm of Surrealism

Building up my portfolio took up all my summer, but still I have more work to do even after summer ends and school starts.

The saxophone-merging-with-heart color pencil piece I did last fall marked my official inquiry of what Surrealism is, and over the summer I casted a brass sculpture – Deep Sea Braingler. The sculpture is basically a deep sea angler with its body being replaced by a human brain. Again such resolution between realistic things and dreamy objects excites me, and I decide to make one more 2D piece to put into my portfolio, transforming a human organ into something different.

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After the discussion with my partners John and Joe, we agreed that lung will be coolest organ to do after heart and brain. But still I am not sure about what I am really going to do with it. Smitty showed me a series of pictures in which a British artist made a lung installation project with glass. What really inspired me in her work is the complicated system of tree branch-ish structures inside a lung. This will be the starting point of my brainstorming.

Media wise, I want to try something with brushes. I am a control freak, so I always avoided using watercolor and guash. But the background of the saxophone-Jazz color pencil piece I mentioned above was actually painted with watercolor, so I guess maybe this time I can step outside my comfort zone and do something fancy with those colored liquid and brushes.

Let’s see how it goes. I will keep you guys updated.

@Williams, Tabor
Sep. 18th, 2015




One thought on “A Further Exploration into the Realm of Surrealism

  1. I just realized I never commented on your blog post. some tips…be really careful with word choice and spelling/tense. I am not sure what you mean by “resolution between realistic things and dreamy objects excite me” there are other inaccuracies in the post but this is the one that I am most curious about what you are really trying to get at. Looking forward to your progress and the next blog post which will b happening shortly.

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