Ahh, this last week of college has been so busy! I cannot wait til Saturday when our two shows open - after that it’ll finally be time to relax!
Here’s one of the pieces I just finished~ It’s an interactive EL wire sign powered by Arduino, using the El Escudo Dos shield. Everything was designed and fabricated by me. :]
I’m hoping to make a better video of this when it’s in the museum on Saturday. Right now the lights are going faster than they should be because the sensor is picking up too many objects (in my messy studio, haha).
Here’s something I’ve been working on for a couple of weeks…
A handmade ghost plush that responds to light and sound, powered by Arduino, a programmable microcontroller. It “shivers” (vibrates) and lights up in response to varying levels of noise, and “screams” (sounds a tone) and lights up when it gets dark~
This semester I’m in a course called Advanced Studio, where students get to spend all of their time exploring and creating work they’re personally interested in. I haven’t yet posted most of the pieces that I’ve been working on, but here’s the outfit I wore earlier this week for my first critique (so scary!).
Actually, I wore the shirt as one of my pieces to be critiqued. Can you tell what the design is? :]
Here’s a more detailed shot…
It’s the Blue Screen of Death. I’m still unsure as to what my exact audience is with this shirt.. I think it’s a very specific range of people that would recognize the blue screen: young/computer-savy enough to have started using windows by the time the blue screen came around, and old enough to have started using windows before the blue screen disappeared.
Lately I’ve been focusing my work around technological failure and anxiety. We put so much of our lives in computers and rely on them so much, but they’re actually pretty fragile things that break down more often than we’d like them to. But enough of my conceptual musings~
I created the design on the shirt using printable iron-on transfers. My printer is now out of blue ink thanks to this project, haha.
Maybe I’ll do a tutorial on transfers some time? But in case some of you want to try it out now, I used transfers made for white/light-colored shirts. If you’re putting the design on a dark shirt you’ll want to get transfers made for dark colors (those are an opaque material rather than transparent).
As always, feel free to message me with any questions or comments! Preferably not on anonymous though so that I can send you a private message back. ♥
Awesomeee photo that Hugh took of me working on my latest piece.
I haven’t been blogging as frequently lately because I had a studio critique this morning and I’ve been working non-stop on school-related pieces. But now that it’s over with I’ll have a little extra time on my hands again! At least for a couple of weeks, haha..