Friday, July 30, 2010

Work of Art Challenge: Episode 7: "Childs Play"

Episode 7: Child's Play
Bravo TV Aired: July 21, 2010

The artists find themselves in the Children’s Museum of the Arts, filled with finger paint portraits and crayon collections. Their challenge is to create a work that is symbolic of the moment their artistic expression began, using only kid-friendly materials to create an adult masterpiece.

EtsyMetal Jewelry Translation: Last week we asked our team members to create a piece that has some personal connection and representation to their childhood. And below are the pieces they came up with!

"The Modern Macaroni"

For this challenge I was kind of stumped. I could not really pin down a pivotal point in my childhood where I decided I wanted to be an artist or anything like that. I have many memories of just always creating while I played, making dirt roads and towns for my Tonka trucks (I did not play with dolls), melting crayons with a magnifying glass into pools of swirling colors on the patio, building crazy contraptions just to turn the light off from my bed using string and eye screws, contraptions to dump beads on your head if you snuck into my room unannounced. I just liked to draw and make things. Feels pretty much like what I do now! So this little  modern macaroni necklace is an iconic symbol for every ones childhood. I think it may be the one thing almost most of you can remember making as a youngster? So I took the easy way out and made the familiar for everybodys amusement and memories. Materials: Sterling Silver, Copper.

Kira says, "I did a winged insect ring. When I was 5 we lived in the desert. There were so many amazing, colorful insects and lizards. I had a little collection of insects that I thought were so beautiful. Especially the iridescent blue/green ones."

Amanda says, "The first creative memory I have is when I was about 4 and I sewed a doll out of my mom's fabric scraps. It had lace hair and a sewed on face with a little handmade dress. For this challenge, I replicated it with metal. She's made out of brass and silk. The pigtails, head and arms and legs all move."

Inbar says, "I always love this picture of mine... in my parents backyard lonely crying with my two Ruthie(s) dolls that were with me until I left my parents house .... I had to do something for me!"

Next weeks Episode 8: "Opposites Attract"
The artists are paired and must create works about opposing forces:

Heaven and Hell
Male and Female
Order and Chaos

EtsyMetal Jewelry Translation: For this episode we are asking our team members to make a piece that depicts both opposing forces, pick one of the three pairings!

Please check on back to see what is created for Episode 8!
Scheduled to be posted on Thursday, August 5th!


The Art of Gwen - Gwen Duda's Fine Art Studio said...

I especially love the insect ring, LOVE it!

RosyRevolver said...

Love the challenge. And the work. So inspiring.

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