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Cunard Ocean Liner
Carefully feel around the ship that you can feel the port and starboard view holes. The lightboats on top, the smokestack, deck layers and the masts on either end. The ship is to resemble the Carpathia that rescued the Titanic survivors. I made this because I like trains, ships, submarines, and transportation vehicles. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.
The waterfall cascades down jagged peaks, providing calm in-between the hillsides and the cave where something is lurking.
This wall-mounted piece consists of three mushroom forms made of wooden stems and fabric tops. The shelf they are attached to has an etched wood-grain. Below the surface, the movement of the mushrooms creates sound. It relates to my interest in mushroom hunting.
This piece is a physical recreation of a star map and its constellations using nails and screws put on two different boards. One board is covered by a thin piece of cloth to conceal the 'stars' underneath. This piece is inspired by light pollution and its effects on the night sky.
Kinetic Zen Garden
Use the textured balls to your left to create textures in the kinetic sand, then feel the patterns of the path you created. To refresh the sand, put the ball back into the rectangle box, then scoop the sand with your hands, and let it drop back into the round sand box.
This piece is made of a square panel with a blue painted sky on the upper half, which fades into the landscape that has artificial red and white roses and grasses. This piece is meant to elicit a peaceful feeling.
Feel the Fiction
A forest diorama is placed between books to imitate the feeling of being inside a novel.
This is a sculpted relief of a World Of Warcraft polyhedral Orc Head sculpted with Monster clay screwed to a panel painted with Acrylic and texture paint. I chose monster clay because it has a wax and oil based texture that replicates the feeling of skin, but not just any skin... MONSTER SKIN!
The Bridge: Leave Your Troubles Behind
Using the clay model as a guide. Construct the same bridge connecting the loose wooden dowels. There is no glue or connecting devices needed. The first three pieces are joined and attach to the wood surface.
Karoline (Lena) LeBlanc
Inspired by rain drops on a window and the reflective quality of water.
Explore the textures of a cobblestone wall that’s blooming with life.
Aging and Deflating
This piece is made up of five balloons – three floating balloons and two deflated balloons. They are being held by a wooden silhouette of a hand and have a backdrop of a gloomy sky painted on a black sheet. It is inspired by my experiences stepping into adulthood.
Map of Central America
A thrown bowl with black slip and red glaze.
Apophis was an asteroid with a 2.7% chance of impact. Observe the path of the wires, representing the course pieces of an exploded asteroid would take, had Apophis not missed earth.
The Time Eater
Various spin-able cogs and gears floating in the abyssal void.
Beach Treasure and Trash
Run your hands through the sand to discover beach treasures as well as beach trash.
Three jellyfish wind chimes with beads and bells
Chaos to Contentment
Moving through life we go between movement and stillness, one leading to the other.
The Derivate of Rats and Kings
This piece is made up of two panels – each about seven feet long. It is a collaborative piece and viewers are invited to peel and stick stickers from within the larger cooler and adhere them to the panels. The smaller cooler is where the backings can be put. The panels have semi-abstract drawings of figures on them and by obscuring them with the stickers it relates the absurdity of sexual abuse and issues of consent.
Small nails in abstract patterns on a shaped cork-board.
Terrance the Tyrannosaurus Chicken
This chicken-sized dinosaur is a humorous take on the discovery that dinosaurs had feathers. The plastic dinosaur has sewn-on feathers and a rooster comb and wattle.
Two-foot square wood panel with a silhouette of a dear dog. This is my tribute to my pup – a textured memory of a hike we took together.
Peace, Love, Respect, Unity
Inspired by rave culture, this piece represents transferring kandii (bracelets) from one person to another, which is a symbol of unity. Feel free to move the bracelets from one structure to another.
Fruits of Memory
This piece has three containers – each containing a different fruit. There is one basket in the front, one wooden bowl in the back and one metal bowl higher up. It is primarily scent-based and you can smell the oranges, apples and peaches. When I lived in Ohio, the former owner of my childhood home was a botanist who planted various fruit trees and this piece represents my memory of that place.
Tiffany T.N. Niquette
A picturesque mountain view with a sweet soul watching the rising sun. Each layer is imprinted with a different texture (i.e. lego mat).
Abstract structure made of a 3D cube, a partial cube, and an open box.
Andrea Lan Ruzansky
Experience sound and texture; feel the rain; connect with your feelings and make them sound.
Empty Boat on the Ocean
This is a square panel covered in textured fabric meant to give the impression of gentle waves and light sea foam. Centrally placed you’ll find a small boat. This was inspired by the feeling I get swimming.
Carefully feel around on these flowers and feel the different textures on the center of the flowers and the long petals.
You can feel the soft curves of the rabbit and the growths of mushrooms and vines around its body.
This artwork relates to the term “lizard brain” – a term, when applied to people, typically signifies that they are functioning less intelligently than usual. I used a range of materials and textures in this sculptural piece including a 3D printed lizard head, a squishy brain and a wood and fabric structure.
Untitled Vase #528
Humidifier and essential oil diffuser.
Slithering Little Snake
This is a mobile snake made out of small pots with interesting textures and fabric separating each pot. Feel free to move the snake or just stoke it.
Slithering Little Snake - close up
This piece is made up of six phone cases that hold different textures representing different apps I use. They are a mix of playfulness and absurd commentary. For example, the half-phone is useless in the way that snapchat is useless to me.
The Game of Tic Tac Toe
A game in which two players alternately put X’s and O’s in compartments of the game board. The first player to get a row of three X’s or three O’s before their opponent wins. Please reset game pieces to side of board when done.
This piece consists of a ceramic cat head wearing an Elizabethan ruff. The head is placed upon a three-tier circular pedestal with beads. The cat’s head is wrapped in silver wire with a heart shaped pendant attached near its left ear.
The fall harvest is a mark of seasons passing. This harvest can be felt by exploring the inside of the clay basket.
Campfire First Flames
This piece is intended to imitate the look and feel of a campfire. Feel the grain of the wood as it leads to soft flames. Be careful not to move the logs too much.
Cold Hands? Feel a Warm Heart
Softly pet this fuzzy heart that is perched on a loving pillow, fallow the smooth vines that lead to a rose.
Colorado Center for the Blind Student
This piece is a layered collage of various textures and surfaces with the silhouette of a hand on the right side. Through my work experiences, I’ve learned to use my hands as tools. My hands are my most valuable asset in life – giving me the ability to do hard work that makes me feel accomplished.
Student Work from the Colorado Center for the Blind
This is an approximately three feet cube shaped bean bag made of a variety of textiles. It includes a heating element and soft blankets. It is meant to evoke the typical way writers describe sleeping. For example, “my bed is my nightly hug, a warm place to dream. It is the safe harbor from which my soul plays with the black heavens, communicating in the language of stars and feeling the sweetness of the soul-ether.” By Angela Abraham
The Bridge: Leave Your Troubles Behind, View 2
Light Population, View 2
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