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FC: ARTS 110 3D Art Professor Rees By: Brianna Loverich Spring 2011

1: Dedicated to the craziest ,coolest, and weirdest teacher I have ever had I my 15 years of school, Michael Rees. I learned an incredible amount from him, but most importantly I learned what it looks like to really love art and feel it in your bones.

2: This project was a pain my ass. It involved cutting 48 pieces of cardboard into 12in by 12in squares and then forming a progressing landscape by cutting the squares in half. Then when put together it had to make a perfect square and fit snuggly together. My inspiration for this project was the pattern that waves make on sand. It really is such a beautiful patter, soothing an relaxing visually. I was thinking about the beach and warm weather because it was cold when making this project. I really love the way it turned out, it had such great movement and lines in it.

4: This project was to create an almost skeletal structure of the previous cardboard landscape. I had to use toothpicks and hot glue to create a structure that I could fit the cardboard box I had originally created, basically. The structure needed support beams to keep it standing firmly such as the ceiling in the art building shown above. My inspiration for this project was the sides of old wooden roller coasters, they have this criss cross design that looks crazy cool when done precisely.

6: This project was the easiest one in the class all semester. It was to make a skin that could fit over the skeletal structure that fit over the cardboard landscape. This was done using paper mache over the top of cellophane. I do not have a picture of the final project because I am an idiot and never took a picture of it before the art department threw it away... I lose.

8: This was by far the most painful project I have yet to do in any of my art classes. I had to create a waffle structure of the original landscape that I created. I cut pieces of cardboard into cross sections of the original structure and slid them together. I also do not have a finished picture of this project either, it was thrown away without me taking a picture of it. I didn't mind much because it sucked really hard.

11: I am very sensitive about this project, this was also thrown away in the mad sweep by the fire marshal. I really enjoyed this project it made me happy when I looked at it because it reminded me of being young and the most sacred thing was a pinky promise between a friend and I. Just thinking back about how silly that was made me laugh and it made me miss when I felt secure just because my pinky was locked with my friend, now I can't trust them as far as I can throw them. I wish I still had this project. Oh ya...it was made with newspaper and tape. We had to make hands that were in relation to eachother and had some type of meaning. They had to be 12 inches high.

13: I really loved this project as well. The project was to make hand(s) that transitioned into something organic of our choice, I chose a flower. I grew up with my mother owning a flower shop so I always loved flowers and how beautiful each and every one is and how many different kinds there are. The hands had to be newspaper and then have a transition into cardboard, so I used a paper towel roll, scored it and weaved newspaper through it as the stem. The flower was created of cardboard and I used wire to create the bends of th flower. It also had one newspaper leaf on the stem and one cardboard leaf to add more transition. This project had a great response from the class and that always makes me happy as an artist.

14: This project was so much fun to make. I think it was fun because I was creating something that I really love. I have been playing guitar since I was 14 years old and I am just in love with the instrument. I created this guitar completely out of cardboard and it was challenging to create all the little details but totally worth the work. This was the only piece out of hundreds of thrown away art pieces left in the room by the fire marshal and it was like God was looking out for it. I felt like this project was kick ass.

17: I wasn't exactly crazy about this project, I loved the whole idea of having this massive head that I could wear around but constructing it was alot harder than I anticipated. It had to made completely out of cardboard and had to be atleast 2 feet tall. I tried to make the cardboard as malleable as possible so could create the contours of the face but it wasn't that easy. I cut out the plains of my face and glued them together. This project was super creepy and had this certain quality to it that made it feel like it was watching you because I printed out my eyes and put them on the piece. It freaked me out alot.

18: I thought this project was pretty cool, it was interesting to see the final product. The project was to create a newspaper head of myself and cover it with a photo of myself so it came out looking just like me. It was not very hard to construct the head itself, it was more difficult to put the picture on so that it looked correctly placed on the face. The nose is slightly larger than mine, I hope, but it does look sort of like me. This also has a very creepy aspect to it, it looks like a decapitated head, a pretty one. :-)

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