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« on: June 20, 2008 04:25:58 PM »

In my Sculpture Studio class this year, one of our assignments was to make anything at all that we felt embodied the word "truth", which was a word the class decided on as a whole.

Two very long weeks later, this was the finished product:

They are two old windows that I found in the trash on the side of the road about two years ago.  I took them because I knew they would be perfect for something some day, and this was that perfect project.
I sanded them down by hand, a task which I severely underestimated.  There ended up being seven different colored layers of paint on them.  

One window is wrapped in wire and text printed on offwhite scrapbook paper. The other is wrapped in acrylic yarn and text printed and ironed onto offwhite cotton fabric.

Detail of the paper/wire window:

Detail of the cloth/yarn window:

I printed out the quotes onto the paper, cut it into strips, and glued them together to make a long roll.
For the fabric, I first had to reverse the image of the text (something I didn't figure out until after printing them the first time), I printed them onto iron-on transfer paper, ironed them onto the fabric, then cut the fabric into strips and glued them together to make a roll.

I finally wrapped everything, tangled it just-so, and adjusted everything countless times.
I hung them in a doorway of my sculpture studio.  They are meant to be free hanging, such as from the ceiling, but that is not possible with the ceiling of the studio.
They are completely three-dimensional, so the text and materials wrap all the way around and are visible from all angles.
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2008 04:36:14 PM »

those look great and i love the concept; i would have loved to see this in person!

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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2008 04:41:27 PM »

Completely and totally stunning. I'm blown away.

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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2008 04:45:45 PM »

Amazing concept and wonderful execution.  Love it.

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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2008 04:49:30 PM »

I'm in total awe! That's amazing work.

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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2008 05:19:44 PM »

Beautiful. I think they are absolutely lovely on their own, but with the work you've put in to them, and the lesson you got out of them...just...wow! I cried a little too. Beautiful.


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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2008 05:56:05 PM »

That's such a great idea, and it looks visually amazing. I really like conceptual art, and the old windows are really cool Smiley
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2008 06:47:54 PM »

Very cool, but it must have been so harrowing reading all your messages looking for lies.


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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2008 05:39:24 AM »

Wow, amazing. I'd love to see your 'research'/ process journals, if,  like me when I was studying art, you keep them.

I like that this is conceptual, yet very process driven. I find that reading your description of the entire process definitely embodied the concept of 'truth', from the sanding of the windows, to finding the phrases (soul searching in the name of art. IT IS A TRAP I TELL YA!), creating the long strips and even your "mistake" with the fabric...

It really sucks when you can't display your work the way you'd like, doesn't it?

Overall, fantastic job. It touches something inside me, I have that lump in my throat and tingles through me lol, and I really want to see them in real life.
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2008 01:05:17 PM »

That amazing and beautiful. It should have been a long and painful work. I hope you'll get all the reward of your efforts.

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