Working on this half-size figure was a challenge for me. Making the figure stand up was not easy. A lot of skills and thinking needed while doing this figure. The process in this project was very pleased, but the hard part is how to make the clay no crack and stand balance. I am quite happy with the result.
Top ten artist that inspired my work by their technique and forms, especially the artist Alberto Bustos, his technique of making grass influence me a lot. How to make a grass? He used coil technique and making a cone shape and then smacking the clay on the table while turning the clay. Amazingly the result forms it beautifully. I used his technique because my work is about the grass that polluted by man cause the nature sick. I amazed the form because it can be transform dramatically by the flow and movement.
This semester my historical research artist is Kim Dickey. Her artwork is explores how we construct environments both physically and psychologically while responding to what is natural vs. cultural, interior vs. exterior. Many small pieces of the organic form created by the shape of leaf and flowers. Using the terracotta and porcelain gives a unique character to the artwork.
Seeing her work created using many small the pieces of flowers to transform into a big piece of artwork is fascinating to me. After I saw her artwork at Denver Contemporary Art Museum. I was inspired to use many small pieces of work and assemble them together into a form. I need to cooperate with the material and form then can create something interesting.
This is my artwork inspired by Kim Dickey's small flowers and leaves.
One of my series of work "Tropical series" was influenced by Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
Giuseppe Archimboldo (1527-July 11 1593), He was an well known Italian painter for creating imaginative portrait heads used objects like fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish and books to create his artworks. He called these two paintings as "Summer and Autumn.