Event Title

You Are Brave

Mentor 1

Tim Cleary

Location

Fireside Lounge

Start Date

24-4-2015 10:40 AM

Description

The sculpture I built, with the help of Tim Cleary, is a large flower sculpture. The sculpture is an interactive piece, in which the viewer can open and close the flower petals. The flower is a symbol of overcoming a hard trial in one’s life. The title, “You are Brave”, is meant to encourage individuals who have overcome trials, as an honor for their courage. My main goal and inspiration for wanting to do this sculpture is to do the impossible. Tim Cleary once told me, “If you can think it, you can do it.” I believed him and trusted him as my teacher. The result was that I completed a sculpture, in a course taught by him, that I literally thought could not be made. I have never learned more about art than when I was challenged to create a complex art piece. Art should encourage students to learn and explore, and in that process the student makes sense of themselves, art, and the world. The flower sculpture is another impossible piece that gave me the opportunity to work with a wonderful art educator and problem-solver, Tim Cleary, and to accomplish my goal. The research conducted by Tim Cleary and myself was the process of art through problem-solving. The methodology of the sculpture included multiple sculptural processes with an emphasis on metal work. I would like to present my sculpture at the Symposium because it is meant to be interactive. When I came up with the idea, I wanted to present a message and a piece the viewer could connect with. The Symposium would be an ideal opportunity for people to come in contact with the sculpture. I hope to be able to share my work with others and to gain more exposure. I hope that viewers would view the sculpture and gain from interacting with it. I want to share with people the idea of problem-solving through the process of art.

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Apr 24th, 10:40 AM

You Are Brave

Fireside Lounge

The sculpture I built, with the help of Tim Cleary, is a large flower sculpture. The sculpture is an interactive piece, in which the viewer can open and close the flower petals. The flower is a symbol of overcoming a hard trial in one’s life. The title, “You are Brave”, is meant to encourage individuals who have overcome trials, as an honor for their courage. My main goal and inspiration for wanting to do this sculpture is to do the impossible. Tim Cleary once told me, “If you can think it, you can do it.” I believed him and trusted him as my teacher. The result was that I completed a sculpture, in a course taught by him, that I literally thought could not be made. I have never learned more about art than when I was challenged to create a complex art piece. Art should encourage students to learn and explore, and in that process the student makes sense of themselves, art, and the world. The flower sculpture is another impossible piece that gave me the opportunity to work with a wonderful art educator and problem-solver, Tim Cleary, and to accomplish my goal. The research conducted by Tim Cleary and myself was the process of art through problem-solving. The methodology of the sculpture included multiple sculptural processes with an emphasis on metal work. I would like to present my sculpture at the Symposium because it is meant to be interactive. When I came up with the idea, I wanted to present a message and a piece the viewer could connect with. The Symposium would be an ideal opportunity for people to come in contact with the sculpture. I hope to be able to share my work with others and to gain more exposure. I hope that viewers would view the sculpture and gain from interacting with it. I want to share with people the idea of problem-solving through the process of art.