Uncle Svend’s Duck, 2016, Ceramic
This figurative sculpture is representational of a duck. It is clearly derived from ducks in nature, and it is still more realistic than abstracted.
Sculpture using point, line, and plane:
Cobb Webbing, Line drawing with wooden frame, 14″x10″
This sculpture incorporates line, point, and plane. The entire drawing sits on one plane because it is not three dimensional. It uses organic lines to make the forms. Points are used to make texture on the left side of the picture.
Sculpture using rhythm and balance:
Untitled, Latex on wood panel, 2016, by Chelsea Leung
This sculpture incorporates both rhythm and balance. With the overall composition being a circle, there is a feeling of balance. The lines that cross the circle create a pattern and a rhythm. The repetitive pattern the lines create bring your eye across the sculpture, and the round edge brings your eye to the next line.
Sculpture using volume:
Object Language, wood, 2016, 5″x25″ by Chelsea Leung
This sculpture uses positive and negative space to create volume. The positive space on the sculptures pushes parts of the wood out and forward. The negative space creates holes in the wood which go partially and all the way through the panel. The shadows cast by these panels also show volume when the negative space creates holes all the way through the wood.
Sculpture using scale change:
A Moment of Happiness, Ceramic, by Kara Pierce
This sculpture uses scale change effectively by using flowers of many different sizes. None of these sizes of this particular flower can be found in nature, and by using very large sizes with smaller sizes, it creates a pleasant array.
Sculpture using modular design:
Mist, Ceramic, Terra Sigillata, by Danielle Furia
Modular design is using the same shape or module to create a piece. Modules are small individual pieces that can be used multiple ways to create multiple different things. In this sculpture, modular design is used to create the entire thing. The small circles are repeatedly overlapped creating volume.
Sculpture using space:
Remnant, wire, wax, by Mary Gasper
The above sculpture effectively uses space by coming out off of the wall. The three dimensional aspect of this plays a huge role in creating and using space. The individual peaks and valleys of the sculpture bring the viewers eyes throughout the piece.
Sculpture creating movement:
Abundance, print collage, by Mary Gasper
Movement in an art piece should sweep the viewer throughout the image. It should imply that the subject matter is moving across the image or piece as the viewer is. The scattering of the flowers away from the massed clump of them implies that they are flying away. The placement of flowers along the bottom of the piece look as if they are flying to the right of the composition.
Sculpture using color:
The Playground, brick, glaze, by Kendra Newell
This sculpture uses mainly color. Color is used to create many different types of emotion. Since this sculpture is designed using children’s designs on bricks, using bold primary and secondary colors keeps the design childish. It looks like a playground with the bold use of solid color.
Sculpture using texture:
Memory Bears, ceramic, fabric burnout, soda fired, by Kara Pierce
By using texture in this piece, it creates a feeling of neglect. Teddy bears are some of children’s best friends. For them to look like they do with a raggedy and burned texture, it gives off a very sad feeling.
Sculpture using pattern:
Crosshatch, porcelain, wire, by Danielle Furia
Pattern is a repeated and often decorative design. The above piece uses pattern to create an upside down triangular shape. Each row in the triangle is filled with a certain sized piece of porcelain and wire. As the rows get closer to the bottom, the pieces get smaller. The pattern comes from the pieces of porcelain and wire in each row.
Sculpture using mixed media:
Bricks, Glass, Ratchet Strap, hard bricks, tempered glass, ratchet strap, 2016, by Zach Zmirak
Mixed media sculptures are made from many different materials. In the above sculpture, there are bricks and big sheets of tempered glass, held together with straps. There are two and in both, the sheets of glass are tilted towards each other, yet they are still balanced.
Elementary School Dog, 1999-2016
Conceptual art is when the concept or ideas take precedent over the aesthetic or realistic version of the subject. In this piece, the idea/concept is a child’s rendering of a dog. It looks like a very abstracted form of a dog, but the concept of having a child do it definitely shows through. From a child’s perspective, this would be a very good dog; one they were proud to be able to make with their own two hands.
Sculpture using time and motion:
Bricks, Hook, Pallet, Rope, Shackle, Straps, hard bricks, steel-alloy hook, wooden pallet, nylon rope, towing strap, ratchet strap, 2016, by Zach Zmirak
The above sculpture uses both time and motion. It is a pendulum; it uses where the sun is positioned to tell the time of day. Wherever the shadow is cast, relative to a clock face, is the time. It works like a sun dial works. It is always slowly swinging in a back and forth movement, just like a pendulum.