Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Art 13, 3D Font Project

3D Font Project, 2014

I came up with this project last semester and assigned it for the first time this Fall in my 3D Design Concepts class. I was excited enough about it that I booked a gallery for mid-November and crossed my fingers. The projects turned out great! Here are some of them. Immense thanks to my two TAs in this class, Lynn Dau and Michal Niv.  And thanks to Marissa McPeak for taking these amazing photos of the show and sharing them with me and the class!


Exhibition view. Photo McPeak

"Yuck," Devon Powers.  Photo McPeak.

"Sharp," Neda Agah.  Photo McPeak.

"Sharp," Neda Agah.  Photo McPeak.

"Data," Nick Navarrete.  Photo McPeak.

"Data," Nick Navarrete.  Photo McPeak.

"Daydream," Raquel Paz.  Photo McPeak.

"Daydream," Raquel Paz.  Photo McPeak.

"Puzzled," Alexandra Spiliotis.  Photo McPeak.

"Puzzled," Alexandra Spiliotis.  Photo Wright.
"Perspective," Marissa McPeak.  Photo Wright.

"Screwed," Barry Ford.  Photo McPeak.

"Screwed," Barry Ford.  Photo Wright.
"Game Over," Isabel Herrera.  Photo McPeak.

"Game Over," Isabel Herrera.  Photo McPeak.
SJSU Art 13, Section 3, 2014.  Photo Wright.



Sunday, December 21, 2014

Art 13, 3D Concepts

 3D Concepts Final Project

"What the Twister Did."
This assignment was the invention of my friend and former professor, Elizabeth King, who assigned it many years ago, after reading a story of the same name in a 1984 issue of The New Yorker.

I tried out the assignment in my 3D Concepts class this semester.
Photos by Marissa McPeak and Shannon Wright.

Barry Ford

Benajean Palomo
Benajean Palomo
Carroll Nguyen


Andrew Ibarra
 
Marissa McPeak

Raquel Tripp 
Devon Powers


Raquel Paz

Kaitlyn Spong

Kaitlyn Spong

Felicia Vargas-Mendoza

Monday, November 17, 2014

Art 198, BFA Seminar, Fall 2013

In the BFA Seminar we did a project for Parking Day San Jose. Parking Day is an international phenomenon which aims to "take back the commons," turning parking spaces into mini parks. We brainstormed and came up with a plan, and the students formed teams for fabrication and documentation of the project.  Here is the fun video documentary the Art 198 students made:


The video makes me look like the worst bowler ever. In reality, when I picked up the cardboard bowling ball, I wasn't expecting it to be so sharp from the laser-cutting that it was like a giant paper cut waiting to happen. I dropped the ball instead of bowling it!
My favorite line in the video is, "I'm on Team Paint."

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Art 173, The Shape of Space (Installation Art)



Spring, 2016

In the Spring of 2016, Yoshinori Asai made this spectacular, 26 foot whale, for a performance called The Whale Man. Yoshi's ambitious project was his response to an assignment calling on students to occupy a shipping container for a week. Yoshi originally hoped to hang his whale between two shipping containers. But then the piece grew even bigger...






Yoshinori Asai, Ghost Light, Spring, 2016.
The assignment was to make a contemporary Gargoyle and install it, however briefly, on a building. Yoshi's "gargoyle" was a ghost, inspired by internally-lit lantern-floats in Japan. His performance with this piece took place at the SJSU Theatre department scene-shop.




Spring, 2014

"Life-sized Foosball" made in Shape of Space class for the Bay Area Maker Faire, 2014. This team's project took a "best in class" ribbon for interactivity at Maker Faire.




Tomoko Shiino, Michelle Frey, Richard Mendez, Camille Campos-Shanahan


The team won a Best in Class (Interactivity) ribbon!


"Freight and Cargo" Shipping Container Galleries

Renée Wall
Renée Wall


Roger Ourthiague




Fall, 2012

Inaugural reception for the Freight and Cargo Galleries, Fall 2012.
Artwork installed in one of the shipping container galleries
Installation by Alyssa Eustaquio in the Freight and Cargo Galleries.

Teresa Hanson
"Ubiquitous," 2008
Teresa Hanson
"Ubiquitous," detail, 2008


Teresa Hanson
"Ubiquitous," detail, 2008
Phillip Quiros
"Ghost Chair," 2007
Custom-upholstered chair with vacuformed impression of a person


Burke Shartsis
Title unknown


Shaun Griffiths
Title Unknown
Shaun Griffiths
Title Unknown
Phillip Quiros and Genevieve Duffy
Custom-built interactive room. Constructed the semester after the Shape of Space class.
Phillip Quiros and Genevieve Duffy
Custom-built interactive room (detail)
Phillip Quiros and Genevieve Duffy
Custom-built interactive room (detail)