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.
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.
Sep. 18th, 2015