Cristina Caramanuta

My work from the sculpture workshop – April 2013

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Here I’ve used different materials to make this beginning or the front of a palace in miniature as I would call it. It is made from wood (I haven’t painted it but I thought it would look really beautiful in my piece of work as I want something original). I then used acrylic to add more color to the piece. As you can see, there’s wood that’s been placed at the top (like a ceiling). In between the wood planks, I’ve put a type of metal called copper. I chose copper because it has a rusty type of color which blends in with the whole presentation of the palace. At the back of the whole thing, I’ve put a half transparent plastic circle then i added a pink thread around it. All this was then glued together with a glue gun. The writing “Hey!” on the plastic circle was also written with the help of the glue gun and the movement I’ve used.

Powder pigment – March 27 2013

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We first started experimenting with the powder. I learnt that this is one of the things practiced and done in India. We tried to do our own pieces (in our case, we did 2 pieces each) which then encouraged us to work in either a pair or a group and challenge ourselves to mix materials but also add powder. I worked in a pair. We made 2 pyramids made out of cardboard, we cut the middle of each side of the pyramid in a triangle shape (as you can see in the picture above) and then glued it together so it won’t fall off. We then sprayed glue on it again just in case (it is always good to check twice) and right after we sprayed it, we threw different colors of powder pigment (blue, pink and orange) which personally, I think it looks really cool.

In the last picture, there is all of us looking at every piece that everyone has done, reviewing it and discussing on it.

My work from the fashion and textiles workshop – January 2014

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This was an amazing experience and also a great choice of art work for the start of the year. This workshop was about upcycling clothes and making turning them into something you’d wear. The pictures above show the stages I went through. I had to draw a sketch out to show what I might do with the clothes, then I had to cut the material and saw it. It was actually really fun and this gave me the inspiration to upcycle my own clothes too.

 

 

 

Going back to the summer school, I must say I really enjoyed the installation workshop. – 2013

This was done with the help of Richard. This is a vampire corner (I gave the idea hee hee).

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This was done