Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Finding space to work, and a star is born!

Well, I must say that I am getting pretty good at finding ways to turn very little working space into a functional studio. I am currently working on my show for the DIVA for which I am building two large installation pieces. The first consists of many "scales" as I like to think of them of vellum paper which will be painted and then built into a 3d construction. The problem with oil painting 50 some pieces of paper in a one bedroom apartment is that there is nowhere to put them while they dry.


So! I set my brain to problem solving yet again and invented this drying rack made from dental floss, screws, paperclips, and tape. I must say it works pretty well too. It's not much to look at but it will help a lot! I'm going to have to write a book on making a studio out of a ten square foot space. (edit: The floss was slipping so I replaced it with floral-arrangement wire which is much stronger. It works great.)



Anyway, I have a ton of work to do for this show, but I still had time to star in some movies! My partner had to make some movies for a class and being the only free and available human nearby I am now a movie star. Here is a link to his movie of me working on a piece of art that is currently hanging at the WOW Hall.

2 comments:

Katura said...

Woo Hoo on the dental floss! Possibly even more useful than duct tape, when you stop to think about it...*grin*

Hey, that video was way fun. Were you using watercolor pencils? James Gurney was talking about that in a recent post on sketching supplies...it has been so long since I hauled out my darned wc pencils, nice to have a visual reminder of what cool effects they produce.

Rebecca J. Lubas said...

Yes, those were indeed wc pencils. I don't use them often but they make a nice contrast to the texture of ink.

And thanks for your inspiration to be creative with dental floss Katura!