30 Days of Suedre & Bird, an installation art project

30 Days of Suedre & Bird, an installation art project

I think I mentioned I’m taking a Coursera class, Introduction to Art: Concepts and Techniques. If I didnt, well, I’m taking a Coursera class, Introduction to Art: Concepts and Techniques. In this class, we have an art assignment every week and this week is installation art. I instantly thought of a project I did back in 2008 with a plastic pink flamingo and a camera. I decided to review it and collect up the photos in a quick view mosaic. I enjoyed doing it and looking at the photos again so much, I decided to share the whole project, including the required artist’s statement. The coursera folks only saw two of the high res photos, but I’m treating you all to FIVE, lucky you! Without further ado, here they are! Tilte: Bird (2008) Summary: 30 days in the life of Suedre told though images depicting Bird, my half of the pink plastic flamingo pair my best friend and I split when we moved to separate states. For close ups, I selected two that I think best fits what I was trying to accomplish – cheeky interactive personification of an inanimate object. I completed this project in 2008. I made a Bird carrying purse and a few pairs of feet and carried him with me everywhere I went for 30 days. Each day, I installed Bird in a funny or interactive place, took his photograph, then published it on a daily blog. Some days were more challenging than others. For example, the grocery store manager was none too thrilled with me taking photos in his store. Sometimes it was just...
Photo: Fork’in Egg

Photo: Fork’in Egg

I wanted to show this picture first because it is one of my very favorites.   I used a blown out egg that I poked four holes into, just big enough for the fork prongs. I created the yellow and blue pattern in photoshop and printed it on a plain piece of typing paper. The trickiest part was getting the fork without a reflection. I had to change the composition quite a bit to get that flat grey color. I also put a black piece of paper off camera to reflect on the right side of the fork and pop it bit from the background. It took a ton of tries to get everything just right, but I’m so glad I did. I still love this image months...