Émouvan

Assignment,Final Project,Modelling — Melissa Bryan @ 9:33 pm

 

Émouvan is an organ in the body that dictates human emotions.  This specimen suffered from a mutation that creates skin layers that hinder communication with the nervous system and dull emotions.

Growth

Assignment — Melissa Bryan @ 4:55 pm

 

This piece aims not to mimic nature, but to create my own version of nature.  Through this piece I also hope to convey a sense of community by the cluster of organic objects nestled in the tree.  The lone organism further down the tree serves as a reminder of what it’s like to be outside the comfort of a family or social group.

Sewing Project Inspiration

Assignment,Description — Melissa Bryan @ 12:50 pm

With the theme of “domesticity”, I’m more interested in what makes something a home, namely the comfort found from the family that lives within.  As with most of my work, I look to natural forms for inspiration.  Many things nestle together in cozy clumps, forming a sort of “family” whether they’re genetically related or not.

This clumping , much like hugging or cuddling between humans, provides the support and comfort of a family unit.

Throughout my life, I have felt rather excluded from any family-like clump, whether one between friends or actual family, I have always felt on the outside.  Through my piece I want to create a clump of sewn objects bound together by many threads, with one object so loosely bound that it’s falling far away from the main clump, to give that individual object a feeling of loneliness, rejection, and abandonment.

Sewn Sculpture

Artists,Reference — Melissa Bryan @ 1:08 pm

Emelie Faif

Lee Boronson

Rosa Verloop

Assignment 2: Comfort

Assignment,Knot making,Submission,Technique — Melissa Bryan @ 12:58 pm

Artists with Effort

Artists,Reference — Melissa Bryan @ 12:35 pm

Henry Darger

To Escape Forest Fires They Enter A Volcanic Cavern…

53 at Jennie Richee Assuming Nude Appearance

At Jennie Turner Children Ties to Trees…   (more…)

Rot

Assignment,Folding,Laser Cutter,Submission,Technique — Melissa Bryan @ 1:13 pm

 

Rather than forward progress, I chose to represent a backwards progression. Beautiful gem or stone-like objects decay and fall apart. They spew the earth that they came from and will return to, while maggots aid in the process.

Sculptors

Artists,Reference — Tags: , , — Melissa Bryan @ 11:17 pm

Tim Prentice:
particularly ‘Biplane’, ‘Proposal’, and ‘Yellow Zingers’

Bart Hess:

Johnathan Brilliant:

his works aren’t necessarily soft (this particular one is made from woven toothpicks), but they have a similar soft, organic appearance to Ernesto Neto’s work

Onishi Yasuaki

Hong Seon Jang

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