Tuesday, April 22, 2008
+Successfully cast piece
+Piles of skulls achieved- same design as sketches
+Was wearable and conversational
+CZ was cast in place
- Better execution of presentation (ie Chain)
- More skulls in pile (like original)
- Maybe exaggerated openings so CZ could be seen better
- Casting with stones could be achieved better
I think I was always aware of my piece, but not about the final presentation. I think I thought about my model and not about the final product, focusing too much on the waxes. I was also too frugile with my investment which lead to mis-castings, where as I could have had more successfully castings earlier. I am very happy with the amount of detail in the skulls and the level that was reached with the cast piece. I think it is strong, but could lead to more items.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
"Blood Diamonds." Bill Brummel. History
Blood Diamond. Dir. Edward Zwick. Perf. Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou. Jennifer Connelly. DVD. Warner Bros. Pictures, 2006.
"Conflict Diamonds." Diamond Facts. World Diamond Council.
"Conflict Diamonds." Sanctions and War.
Elle Magazine July 2007: 45,54,159
"The De Beers Diamond Policy." Welcome to De Beers. De Beers. 15 Mar 2008
"The Kimberly Process." Diamonds. Fatal Transactions. 21 Mar 2008