ACHF Arts Access
Through the completion of this project, I will develop my understanding of the processes associated with producing proposals for public art projects. I will personally assess this by my sense of self-growth and my expanded comfort level in preparing and proposing projects for public art opportunities. 2: By acquiring equipment and graphics skills, I will be significantly more capable of promoting my studio work and applying for opportunities in the arts. Acquiring equipment will be a clear technological advancement. The improvement of my business skills will be clearly evident in the quality of my subsequent promotional materials and my project proposals.
The first aspect of my project was to develop an understanding of technical and design issues associated with producing public works of sculpture. I confidently feel that I accomplished this goal. Through many hours of thought and contemplation I manifested sculptural designs that are consistent with my aesthetic voice. The designs took into consideration the plausibility of their production large-scale and their exposure to the elements and the public. I produced and exhibited these five maquettes in my exhibition CONTEMPLATING OUTSIDE: small works, at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts in January and February, 2014. 2: The second aspect of my project was to acquire equipment and to hone my abilities in documenting and promoting my designs. With grant funds I purchased a computer, computer modelling programs, photo editing programs, a digital camera and other photography equipment. I explored and greatly improved my abilities with computer modelling, which aided design development and troubleshooting. With guidance from an area graphic designer, I furthered my understanding of photo editing and image integration. These new skills, in conjunction with the new equipment, allowed me to photograph and visually blend my maquettes into realistic environments. The images, which make the maquettes look large-scale, were shown with the maquettes in my exhibition CONTEMPLATING OUTSIDE: small works at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts.
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