Thursday, April 29, 2010

My happniess

April in Providence makes me so happy! Look at these colors!
I have been waiting so long to have this weather! When I am staring at the lime green colored leaves, trees and clean blue sky, I get so excited to be alive! 

April 22, 2010 in Providence 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Variations on the Theme of the Human Face

I have been reading this book called, Design as Art by Bruno Munari. I found these interesting pages about variations of the human face. I think it is a great example of an exploration so I wanted to share these images on my blog. I always like to imagine many possibilities of forms and materials. For me, it's so inspiring!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Students' work : The first assignment

I am teaching a Continuing Education (CE) class at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The class is called "Jewelry + Light Metals : The Basics". In this course, we cover the fundamentals of jewelry making techniques, design and fabrication. My students are coming from Massachusetts and Rhode lsland.

The first assignment was creating a Cuff Bracelet Inspired by nature. The students focused on the basic hand skills of piercing, sawing, filing, sanding and bending. I greatly appreciate my students' efforts and time, even though they don't have access to the studio except for class time. I think they really enjoy themselves. They did a great job and they have no art background. Here are some examples of my students' work. Thanks to all my students! I am looking forward to seeing our next projects! 

Friday, April 2, 2010

Labor - becoming a master of hand sewing.

I am still figuring out how to make a pin back for this piece. The units are so tiny so I had to sew together to secure and create a concrete form. It took me 4 days to sew them together. I am also thinking about creating a neckpiece out of these units. but I am not sure I have the patience to sew every single unit. ㅠ.ㅠ Sometimes, I wish I had an assistant. : )  So I could produce more work faster! Oh well..  Art = Labor .. Now, the size is about 4.5" x 3.5 ".

* Guys, just so you know, English is my second language, so please bear with me if my grammar is weird! :)