Quarrntine challenge week

Attempting to wear all my clothes at once- since I have been staying with a friend the past two weeks this assignment had to be come with small fraction of my clothes. Everything I am wearing can fit into my small travel bag and are my go to objects when packing. In these photos I am attempting to walk up and down the stairs

A fort to impress my childhood self

Here’s A photo from the construction process

Making your own mask

A scene created with my clothes- since I had limited items with me I decided to create a sail boat during sunset

My favorite clothing article research. My red cowboy boots. – Boots for riding horses have been around for centuries, and until recently; before the Industrial Age all riding boots were made individually by hand and unique to the culture and time period in which they came. Modern cowboy boot styles are influenced by 16th century military boots designed for the cavalry originating from Spain. During the cattle drive era boots were able to become more widely produced and distributed and the boots were not solely for work and riding. Soon it was not uncommon for someone to own a pair for work and a pair for town and they begin to appear in fashion magazines in the the 1850’s and 60’s showcasing geometric patterning and detailing.

Re-creation of Portrait from the national Smithsonian gallery—- John Travolta by Douglass Kirkland and Irene castle by Baron Adolph de Meyer

Colab week

1) letter to future self

2) pandemic ascetic- handmade garments made from hand dyed fabric and scraps from past projects. Sewn during my time in quarantine.

Collaboration project- for this project I chose to collaborate with my family. and the people that come to my house. I placed a drawling on the door and instructed people to add to the composition.

Window as my canvass, outside interaction. Video link below—-https://youtu.be/KUkUiKxG7aw

The longest line my string could draw. Video link below —-https://youtu.be/6PeBpcoAXeU

Color wheel scavenger hunt 4/5/20

Images of objects and compositions found featuring the colors of the color wheel.

Monochrome color palette- Orange







The color orange~

The color Orange, the color between red and yellow on the color wheel, made from mixing red and yellow. Orange is a seccondary color and although it existed before the 15 century it was just referred to as “red yellow” until it inherited the name of the fruit with the same color (the orange). Orange is often associated with amusement, warmth,fire,energy, and danger. It is also an important symbolic color associated with different religions. Also, there is no word in the English dictionary that rhymes with the word “orange”

The color Orange in art.

The color orange is seen in much art from many eras but for me this color is particularly interesting in its role in contemporary film. For example in the work of Ralph Bakshi an American director and animator working mainly in the 1970’s. known for films such as “Wizards” “Heavy Traffic” and “Fritz the Cat” as well as the early Lord of the Rings animations. Oftentimes Bakshi uses the color orange as a background color to convey images of danger, magic and fire among other things in his unique and artfully created adult satires.

Stills from “Wizards” 1977
“Heavy traffic”1973
“Heavy traffic” 1973

Week 1- location

This week I created a “field guide” inspired by things I have collected and created throughout my life and now reside in my bedroom windowsill of my childhood home in Dayton Ohio.

Public announcement! Cold and flu prevention and awareness!

For this project I designed a t-shirt explaining helpful tips for cold and flu prevention. I stood outside Herrick memorial library. And waited until I saw a person. Than I asked someone at random if I could share my helpful tips. Once I found someone that agreed to listen I told them my tips and than gave them a parting gift of a protection mask. Stay healthy friends.

Embroidery and machine sewing sampler

For this project I chose to create a small recycled fabric tote bag to showcase different stitch styles and and materials used to create imagery of a small person with a big heart and the word “tough luck” on their belly. All the materials were found in the scrap bin