Saturday, October 25, 2008

FINAL EXAM!

Okay, I haven't TAKEN a final exam in many years, but at Bad Girls Kits, I am! I made it to the TOP 11! I just posted my final exam project. The assignment that Lead Bad Girl Extraordinaire, Wendy, gave was to altered something from it's original state or use. I decided right away to do a sculpture. I went looking for a bird cage at the thrift stores only to find NOTHING. So, Tuesday morning Matt was taking his dry cleaning off of wire hangers and I nearly tackled him! He handed over the 6 hangers and I went right to work on changing them into a bird cage! That's right. After fighting with Epoxy and wire hangers, I fashioned a bird cage and spray painted it gold. I painted, gold leafed, and altered a paper mache dress form into a female representation for motherhood. I cut a door that represents the womb with an egg (featuring my last sono). The nest is twigs, feathers, wire, ribbon, and strips of motherhood sayings.

Details:
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The butterflies are made with metal, sheet music, grungeboard and wire & beads. The wings on the woman are made from sheet metal.
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My idea was that being a Mother is both a treasure and sometimes feels like being caged. Even though things look beautiful on the outside, a woman can feel conflicted and imprisoned on the inside.

I am very happy with how it turned out and am hoping beyond hope that I win the contest and become the TOP DESIGNER!!! I would shout for joy and just about pass out! What an amazing experience this has been and I am on a creative high from it all! I just can't stop! I'm bringing this baby to the State Conference to display in the member's exhibit! I am so happy that I actually finished some new artwork to share with my fellow art educators too... Okay, keep your fingers crossed!!!

7 comments:

Julie said...

Oh wow Jen this is just gorgeous. Love it.

Gina said...

Stunning piece of art!!!

SeesterK said...

Holy Amazing work Jen. WOWWWWW.

shelley said...

so over the top proud of you. i got teary eyed reading your description here - because that was EXACTLY what i took out of the piece... you never cease to amaze me...

Lori said...

Jen, you rock!! Love it!!

charity.sorrells said...

Just gorgeous girly!

Vicki said...

WOW! That is gorgeous Jen. You are so gonna be the baddest girl!!