Sunday, April 03, 2011

MFA Monday: T Minus 5's goin' DOWN!

Okay, for real, it's Sunday but so much is running through my mind that I'm kind of doing this to think out loud.  Whaaat? An MFA Monday post a whole day EARLY? Pure madness!

Okay folks, on Friday, April 8, 2011 it's goin' down: My portfolio review that will determine if my journey will stop with a Master of Arts degree or continue towards a Master of Fine Arts degree.  From what I've heard, this particular review can be brutal, so cue the acid reflux.  True to form, I've come up with more ideas that I want to try to crank out at the last minute so I'm in my studio dyeing and printing MORE fabric.  What the ham sandwich is wrong with me?  At any rate, here's one of my works in progress:

I started with this:

I bleached it out and got this:

Then I dyed it using Procion MX dye in Rasberry:

I designed a logo that is basically made up of my initials (AMS):

I used the above design to make a pattern on a silk screen and then
printed over the re-dyed fabric:

And here it is in doll form:

Of course it isn't complete. I'm just waiting for inspiration to strike to add just the right "extras" and then I have to pose it.  I'm still not sure how I will display them...I was going to try to build a clear acrylic box to display them in, but I don't know.

So that's what I've been up to.  Wish me luck on my review on Friday.  I'll let y'all know how it went on next Monday.

P.S. Congrats to the VCU Rams on their STELLAR basketball season!  I do believe my degree has gone up in value! lol

1 comment:

aly in va said...

I can't even follow all that creativity you have going on. My brain would never guess the doll was a combination of all those steps. BRAVO :)