Fibre Gals!

This is a photo of me and my best friends.  The BFA – Fibre class of 2011.

It’s been a blast, ladies!


My official Convocation was yesterday, with the grad show opening the day before.  I don’t have many photos yet, because they’re all on my mother’s camera!  This is a photo of my brand new BFA with distinction, and my Board of Governor’s Award!  (Photo taken with my graduation present- a DSLR- a Canon Rebel T1i!  So excited!)
Hopefully I’ll have more photos soon… including the ones my mother took of all the Fibre gals!

Graduation Tattoo

Here’s what I’m thinking for my graduation tattoo.  I currently don’t have any tattoos, and was thinking that it may be a good right of passage for graduating from ACAD.  There are 5 sewing pins, signifying my major of Fibre, and my five years here at ACAD.  They are poking into me, as the fibre department and my time here are a important part of what makes me who I am. The colors represent my love of color, and the energy and diversity of my experience here- making some good friends, learning a lot, and having a ton of fun!  It’s been an amazing five years! 

Evolution of the Morphoids: Part Four: Scarabaeidae

 The most recent ‘Phoid, Scarabaeidae, has a quality of “life”.  I overstuffed it, which seems to give the ‘Phoids more of a sense of muscle. While this one doesn’t have a multitude of appendages to pose, it has the animation I am going for.  It seems to me that there are a few ways to get that sense of life: through limbs, personality, and possibly overstuffing, so they seem to have organs and muscles inside them.
 I’ve realized that to get the most out of these, I need time to get to know them after I’ve made them.  While playing with them in the photo suite, I’ve realized that presentation is everything, and how I document them will make all the difference.  So, today I’m off to photograph them in nature some more.  Here’s one more image, of an earlier piece, Sepal.
Sepal in nature.

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Evolution of the Morphoids: Part Three: Foraminifera

That idea led into Foraminifera, which I was initially disappointed with.  It didn’t seem to have any life or personality, although it did have lots of arms.  It seemed flat, and, while colourful and an interesting shape, it seemed distinctly an object.

But then I started to spend some time with it and play with it.  I discovered that, by moving the arms around and posing it, it could have a lot more animation.

I realized that presentation might very well be everything, and the animation of my objects depends very much on how they are presented.  I wonder if I made the same piece, but maybe a different size and/or colour, and presented them differently, would they be recognized as the same form?

Part Four still to come.

Evolution of the Morphoids: Part Two: Pteropod

With Pteropod, (also known as “PMS”), I think I managed to achieve what I’ve been going for in creating “life” with the Morphoids.  It has two long, curling appendages, and I thought that was the key to animating them, giving them arms to move, and therefore, keeping them “animal”.

Interestingly, Pteropod seems even more animated when interacting with a human.  There seems to be more of a relationship (in some cases, even a friendship) between the two participants.

Part Three: Foraminifera is next!This work seems much more versatile, and so documentation seems to be everything.