3301 Practical-Sculpture arts

3301 Studio-Practical

Beginning year 3 projects to continue drawing my new blueprints which involves in large-scales developments, building my models to extensive heights instead of using reused-foam from last-year. Focusing onto skeletal methods leading to searching for woodworks near the design-wing, plasterworks near reception asking technicians-Robin and Nick for advice around equipment.

  • Showing my diagrams to craft my prototypes of lion/gorilla replicas
  • Characteristics of mythical-animals within Japanese-culture
  • Experimenting Pokemon-evolutions for their large-scales to manipulate in AV-Loans workshops
  • Molded my prototypes in plaster, giving them perfect appearances
  • Smooth-trimming their outer-surface
  • Making them look mythical
  • Wooden-shaver to trim wood-surface
  • Add stronger wood with another piece
  • Wood-glue and drill together
  • Stabilise body of work without breaking-apart
  • Covered via chicken-wire, giving them appearances
  • Hessian-fabric to wrap my models dipped in plaster
  • Doodle-paint in black lines around bodies and colour-patterning
  • Almost building a familiar-model of a Trojan-Horse

Manipulating with metal-wiring is easy but with needed protection of reinforces-gloves avoiding cut/scratches carefully metal-bend these wires in several ways after another.

  • Shaping inner-structures into a creature of my imaginations, adapting to Japanese-influence
  • Gathering materials at B&Q warehouse
  • Molded all models in plaster getting them to studio, real challenge
  • Maximum 4 people to transport via trolley took a month in October


Direct-Fabric Website:

  • Sightseeing in plaster-room to manufacture my large-scale figures
  • Used dipping combinations of hessian-fabric/ceramics-powder
  • Resulted in my models weigh a ton adjustments in trimming to ease their weight
  • Measuring weighs, lengths and height of each area of my replicas
  • Mixture of bright-acrylics to doodle-paint separate slots
  • Given my prototypes dazzling appearances in evolution sharing beauty/frightening results
  • Revealing Solgaleo/Rillaboom’s characteristics
  • Setting up a theatre-background with my monsters in a gurgle-match
  • Putting up a theatre turning my studio-space into a dueling stage to two-beasts fighting for territory
  • Attached marble eyes to my gorilla
  • Reflections of Legendary-Pokémon and Peter-Jackson’s King-Kong
  • Codenames: Blazing-Solgaleo and Grillboom
  • Two models sharing face to face of different-oppositions

Positioned my two-alphas staring face-to-face as ancient rivalry with each of their open-spaces at floor 9/Crit-room. Audience given me feedback, they really like my animals-presence even if hunted in wildlife.

  • Manufactured animal fur/patterning supplies
  • Mounted as living-trophies
  • Focusing on Petrit-Halilaj’s role of setting a home-turf stage with desert/rainforest props.
  • Using MDF hardwood to buzz-saw them into desert/forest props
  • Setting up fire/blooming-forest via two dueling-habitats
  • Once stabilized I’d coated them in white-paint then decorated
  • Sorting my visual-props once positioned near my beasts
  • Adjusting studio-lights given them inner dimensional state
  • Opportunity of putting on a visual-theatre
  • Studying on my phase 2 “Nocturnal-Beasts” to work on Solgaleo’s counterpart Lunala representing eternal-night throughout mix-media techniques

Term 1 project: Elemental-Beasts

Term 2/3 Nocturnal-Beasts:

3302 Contextual

3302 Contextual-Studies

Over summer I researched practitioners into their methods of large-scale, given me motivation to assemble my new ceramics-models and doodle technique to craft gigantic collection of mixed-media within Netsuke-figurines.

Niki De Saint Phalle’s methods into monumental-figures in her academic role as French-artist:

  • Not just a personal-hobby but emotional feeling of living into sanctuary
  • Wanted freedom from fear/abused childhood-particularly her father
  • Inflicted her life before adulthood, traumatized Niki used rough techniques of shooting paintball liquids on unused-objects,
La Prairie patrocina la mostra di Niki de Saint Phalle al MoMa PS1 di New  York - Amica
Niki de Saint Phalle | Skull (Meditation Room) | Artsy
Niki de Saint Phalle - Why Bill has to be killed - Parkstone Art

Taken advantage of her abused life, Niki enhanced her ceramics of overcoming challenges, finding art careers, channeling her past-nightmares and which I could investigate her influence on monumental-figures.

  • Learning about her traumatized-life, building structures never witness as children would explore/climbing over them
  • Crowned-figures published at Tuscany countryside/Capalbio Italy as sculptural-park
  • Absorbing her technique to craft my Netsuke-beasts from mixed-media resources including wood, plaster and doodle-patterning
Niki de Saint Phalle and the Art of Tarot | MoMA
Niki de Saint Phalle's Tarot Garden | The New Yorker
Tarot Garden-Large scale park, Tuscany countryside 1966:

Books: Niki de Saint Phalle and the Tarot Garden 730.944/SAI


Viewing on Auguste Forestier’s role in wooden-toys which I’d used his reflected craftsmanship of assembling skeletal figures:

  • My primary motive of doodle-ceramics were expanding my creations from small to big versions of Japanese-Netsukes
  • Niki’s influence within my critical-facts onto Japanese-cultural arts
  • Patterning on practical experiments in Pokemon-evolutions
Auguste Forestier created magical... - Outsider Art Fair | Facebook
Et Jean Dubuffet inventa l'Art Brut
Auguste Forestier - Artists - Outsider Art Fair

Improving onto cartoon-arts to the next stage, Keith-Haring is best in his professional role as a doodle-artist. Most of his artworks were goofy in his imaginations, my last year’s creations were adaptable within illustrations to his advantages/strengths.

  • Haring’s creations having a strange-relationship blended by humorist characteristics might affect split-personalities
  • Spread influence into public society but have begun to fulfill his potential in early development when he was a child-oldest of four siblings

Keith-Haring’s doodle-developments/weblink:

Is your Keith Haring art fake? Here's how to tell... - News Without Politics
Keith Haring - 1000 Pieces |Yorkshire Jigsaw Store
Keith Haring's only museum is now free and virtual - News - Digital Arts
  • Admired Niki De Saint Phalle’s development in large scale monuments and her creation of Tarot-Garden
  • Assembling wooden skeletal prototypes giving my lion and gorilla’s appearance through metal-wiring/plaster-arts for stronger texture of Modroc
  • Putting together like Auguste Forestier’s methods as toy-maker, experimenting Netsuke’s evolution of Pokemon via mixed-media arts.
  • Influenced by Keith-Haring’s doodle technique
  • I’m bringing my creations to life in three-dimensional state
  • Selective works in acrylic almost a graffiti form of goofy-development
  • Setting up a stage of illustration-background much different from Haring’s New-York Subway experience.

Reading on a staging method of putting up a visual-theater Petrit-Halilaj’s role of developing a storytelling-artwork:

  • His creation of “Very volcanic over this green feather”
  • Originated from his family but Halilaj’s village were caught in Serbian-Kosovar civil-war and evacuated

Tate St Ives Exhibition:

Petrit Halilaj: Very volcanic over this green feather - Announcements -  e-flux
In Conversation with Petrit Halilaj | Talks : TANK Magazine
Petrit Halilaj: 'I started to live with fear on a daily basis' | Art | The  Guardian
Wonders, and Horrors, Drawn From Boyhood in a War Zone - The New York Times
Jean Dubuffet - Wikipedia
Jean Dubuffet: Trace of an Adventure | Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Jean Dubuffet | Milord (1971) | Available for Sale | Artsy
Fondation Jean Dubuffet, official website, L'Accueillant, 9080

Searching into Jean Dubuffet who had a similar-connection when studying French-painting/sculpture due to idealistic form of directive aesthetics. Being embraced within so-called “low-art” might be traditional of adapting beauty in favor of more authentic and humanistic approach to image-making.

  • Well known into an art-movement called Art-Brut/Outsider-Art
  • Helps to maintain his role of academic-painting
  • Investigating oil-painting mixed with earth/handmade resources for French-doodle modeling