Saturday, March 9, 2013

Like Bees to Honey

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Honeycomb, wood, 15"x15"x22", 3D Design, Spring 2013

______This was my first project in 3D Design for the semester! It's essentially a big, wooden honeycomb structure, and to make it, I had to use a loud bunch of manly power tools.  I had to miter pieces upon pieces of wood together to make a bunch of hexagons; then, to make the triangles, I had to cut pieces from wood on the bandsaw and sand them down on the wheel sander.  With all this newfound knowledge of dudebro machinery, I could probably build a house.  A really, really awful house.  Or maybe just something that'd be a step up from my starving artist hobo box.

Honeycomb

______My teacher was so lovely as to put this in a local art show displaying student work, so that was incredibly flattering!  He described me as a hard worker and a badass, and I'm pretty sure that's one of the highest compliments a teacher can give you.

______He's a pretty rad teacher--just the other day, when I was showing him my design plans for the next project, he saw my Legend of Zelda wallpaper and said, "Wait, is that from Zelda?" and when I nodded a "yeah," he continued, "That's awesome. I thought I saw a rupee. Or a skulltula." So, besides being fellow geeks, I'm pretty sure we're going to be best friends.

25 comments:

Keit said...

Hhahaha, geek love :D This seriously looks unreal, a true masterpiece. I have no idea how you managed to make such a thing O_O You deserve the credit!

Agnieszka (Aga) Guerrero Olesinska said...

Real masterpiece!
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Well... said...

Ali, I can't get over how far your talents extend! I love this and I need a picture of you working with these manly tools xD
Haha, and that's awesome what your teacher said. Geeks unite!

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Boheme.Fille said...

This is amazing, Ali!!

Francesca said...

That is so cool! You are really talented, that's so cool and how nice of your teacher! He sounds pretty awesome! :)

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

I'm obsessed - I saw this on your Flickr and loveddd it. Because I'm stalking you on Flickr now too :p. I remember doing wood work in college - our project was not as cool at all ( http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/81_528254511775_1426_n.jpg <-- that's the picture, I sadly can still tell you mine is the top right one shaped mildly like a boomerang. And that those things took FOREVER and for me at least are now trash) But annyyyhoowww I'm jealous you got to do something cool - and did an awesome job with it. I also alwaysss made a mess staining things. It's rough, but now that I know how to do it, I wanna stain my bed one day or something fun. Your artwork really is impressive and I can't wait to see more.
Oh. And I'm even more happy to hear your a gamer. And that you get along with your professor. That's really awesome. I found few I liked and was close with.

Nesrin Bozlak said...

Wow! I'm for the first time on your blog! You are very talented. Well done.

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Carolina Neto said...

very nice

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Fanny J. ABSOmarilyn said...

Original and beautiful dear!!!

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Jamie Rose said...

Very cool 3D art piece. I love that you used dudebro machinery to make it! I'm sure I'd be scared and have to really suck it up in order to use all those things that could cut my hand off. Congrats on getting it put in a local art show. That's so cool!

Kitty Cat Stevens said...

this is so great! i never took 3d in school but sometimes i wish i did because it looked like so much fun! glad i found this blog— loving it!

Katie Aman said...

This one is really cool! Did you have to stain the wood and all yourself also? It looks beautiful-would look wonderful as a piece of art in a home, or shop-or anywhere! Fun that you have things in common with your professor-it's always great to find a fellow nerd! haha.

LyddieGal said...

your honeycomb is super awesome. I would want honeycomb on jewelry, and prints on clothes. it would be cool.

Your teacher sounds like a really good one, and I'm glad you got such a positive compliment.

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Joyce said...

That is sooo awesome! At first I thought this post was about you visiting an art exhibition or something. So glad your teacher put your work in the local art show, it looks incredible :)All the triangles and hexagons and using machinery sounds so complicated but the outcome is so amazing. haha love what your teacher said about your wallpaper, he sounds like a really cool teacher.

megcasson said...

this is gorgeous.

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Sam said...

Hi Ali, wow, I am completely amazed by your creative talents, this is exceptional, I can't imagine the time and effort you put in to create this masterpiece but it really is something special. You're going to make the most successful career from art and sculpture.

Jessi said...

Wow this piece is gorgeous! I'd totally hang it on my wall! Can't believe you have such mad skill with the power tools! Incredible talent girl :) Your teacher sounds pretty dang awesome.
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Instant Milk said...

Love, love, love your blog! Come by my blog and let's follow each other! Stay in touch!

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Real College Student of Atlanta said...

such a cool sculpture -- love it!!

monica said...

great job!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

that is so awesome!! That is true art and talent!
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Alyssa Molin-Graves said...

Wow Ali, you are seriously talented! What a beautiful work of art, you should be so proud! :)

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mochaccinoland said...

u have magical hands! great art piece!

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Wren KW said...

This is amazing Ali! I'm so impressed with your power tool abilities. Wow. I'm totally in awe.

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Hhaahahaha any professor who digs Zelda is cool in my book! Now I feel like playing Zelda all of the sudden... thanks Ali :)

Your masterpiece is AMAZING! You are sooooo talented, I just can't get over it!

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