Change of Plans
Half way through the semester while working on my thesis show….I decide to change my thesis. Instead of the show I’ve been planning for the past year and a half, I decide to do what I do best and fabricate sculptural rings as oppose to doing the conceptual-art thing.
Here’s the skinny on my progress
I’ve been kicking around the idea to make rings symbolizing different relationships seen within contemporary western society for about a year and a half. It started with me examining the feminine role in society and comparing that to the stereotypical stedford house-wives from the 50s. That idea then transformed into rings symbolizing what I see in different types of relationships: Vegas relationships not lasting more than a day, men marrying child brides, men annually upgrading their wives with a younger model every 10 years, etc. Though I love this concept and the pieces I planned on making for this exhibition, it’s been a struggle since day 1 to make the work. Tooth and nail these pieces have been fighting me, leaving me miserable and never wanting to be in the studio and never wanting to write an appropriate artist statement.
Then it hits me
"I’ll just change my show". Crazy. Nuts. Idiotic. Worst idea ever. And yet….probably the best thing I’ve done all semester. Now out with the conceptual and in with the sculptural. In the past I’ve done a series of sculptural rings of common place objects. Now I have half of the semester to kick my butt into gear and get with the art making.
couch. front loading washing machine. sewing machine. old fashioned tv. toilet. clawfooted tub. blender. toolbox. crib. wrench. rocking chain.
we’ll see how far I get this time.
(photo found on pintrest)