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So, for drawing class, we had to make a drawing installation based on the history of the building in which we have our classes. This was mine.

We were told to take them down as soon as we finished critiques, which is really too bad, because I liked mine...

Most info about what and why are in there, but there's some details missing... read on if you're interested about process and such





Location?
The assignment was supposed to be site specific, and while on a hunt for a good spot after my prelimiinary idea was shot down, I found this dungy old place in the basement of the building, in some far corner, next to the boiler room. It was scary, horridly lit, and just had an ambience that I knew I could use to capture something about the portion of history highlighted in the picture already.

My mom was sad I didn't keep it. I'm sad too, but it wouldn't look right unless it was on a stone wall. And I don't want this on my wall.

Time?
It took me....
1-3 hours to plan
6-7 hours to put up
5 minutes to take down

Materials?
2D elements: Paint sticks, Oil pastel, Permanent Marker, Graphite Powder, and Semi-hard pastel on clear matte self-adhesive vinyl.

3D elements: A Grenade, Cotton Balls with Graphite Powder, tape, wire, a Gas Mask, and 3 slightly rusty bullets (treated with vinegar and salt for about a week), sand (already at location), broken glass (already at location).

Lighting: A Strobe Lightbulb, and 2 black dollarstore showercurtains

Cost
I'm crazy. This was about... $200 dollars, give or take? 3D elements alone were over $85... I still have a lot of materials left over (particularly paint sticks) and I have no clue what I'll be doing with the Gas Mask or the bullets (my dad called getting the grenade for a paper weight on his desk...).

To think it only stayed up and complete for, like, a total of 16 hours...






p.s. what? no traditional art .gifs? what?!
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:iconitoshiisteffi:
It turned out nicely. Well not nicely...very creepy. But you get what I mean :P
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Veester Nov 17, 2010  Student General Artist
yes, i do get it :)

and thanks!! Mother said that I should have saved the vinyl (how the hell was I supposed to do that) and put it on the wall of my apartment... behind the couch (SO NOT HAPPENING)
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:iconitoshiisteffi:
OMG you would have nightmares every night then
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Veester Nov 18, 2010  Student General Artist
pretty much.

I threw it out. It'll be one of those "it only exists in pictures" art pieces now :O

Those things are, like, always so much cooler.

I'm sitting beside you right now. That's how cool I am.
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