Tag: behind the scene

The Foundation of Clear, Blue, Green (ish) Gifs

I was not supper excited by the finished 3D project, but I was drawn to the vase section of the piece.  I took out the surrounding walls and left a portion of the base.  The focus off the gif project became the glass vase.

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Once the walls were down.  I set up the light and outfitted my camera with a 60mm macro lens.  There came a point where the glass was literally touching the lens.

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_TSC4162_TSC4150From the stills above.  They were processed in Photoshop to create the clear gifs.  The color profile was then altered to create the blue and green gif.

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From Duchamp

This 2D project was inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s “To Be Looked at (from the Other Side of the Glass) with One Eye, Close to, for Almost an Hour”.

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I am fascinated by the cracked portion of the piece.  I am drawn to the fractures and breaks that keep together without falling to pieces.  It reminds me of how people should move through life -transparent, aware, and accepting of their flaws.

To start my own version, I took a sheet of glass, placed on the floor and drove a broom handle smack on top of it.  A piece of cardboard rested on top of the glass to ensure that the pieces stayed together.

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These images were later placed in Photoshop, layered, rotated, and manipulated to form the following three pieces.

 

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Dune Waves Dune Waves

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From Blood Slide to Sofa Chair

The following is the 3D version of the 2D Fractures project.  I took the broken pieces of glass and embedded them into a styrofoam setting.  The styrofoam was arranged to form a chair or throne.  The inside was spray painted red while the outside was painted yellow.

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Chair - front

Chair - side 2The glass piece is made from 3 shards of glass arranged so that they for a vase type structure.  The inside of the “vase” holds smaller pieces of glass.  Below are extreme close ups of the glass vase.

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