Spring What!?

John, Ringo...where's Paul and George? Florida?!

Zack Jacobson-Weaver is the Materials Fabrication Studio Coordinator at A&D.

Can't really call it the student weekly.  Cannot call it "break".  Simply no rest for the wicked.  The mood was relaxed and energized.  Progress was made.  And Spring shone its lovely face, with temps exceeding 40º F!  F!  Here was the company this week...

John and guest star Ringo join us to move "Neo-Pastoral" pieces to Work Detroit gallery, opening March 13.

With two months before graduation, Isaac and Alex move too fast for the camera.  Hot wax, holes in their pants, and open-toed shoes.  All rules are off on Spring Break, you rebels.

Eric...uh......well.....Eric lives here.  No surprise to see him.

Erica unwraps bodies in the meat locker for the...

Cannibal Chili cook-off!  (Mine was voted "the worst" by one judge.  Did you hear the new's today?  I suck at making chili!  How can you suck at making chili?) Grand Prize goes to Jason Berryhill.

Jango Roos, bun in the oven, documents work with...


William Dennisuk, whose sculpture is finally coming to life.  For a sneak peak of the proposed project, check out "Parking in the Parks, Art on the River ", from the Ann Arbor Chronicle.


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Sculpt Weekly 2.22.10

Workin' It!

Zack Jacobson-Weaver is the Materials Fabrication Studio Coordinator at A&D.

I relish in the moments to admit I was wrong.  It means that my workload may be reduced due to lack of faith in my ability, judgement, etc.  And I can start doing the work of one gorilla, rather than 10 gorillas.  This week I was proven wrong in thinking that, on average, our students can be tremendous SLACKERS!  Not true.  I was wrong, again.  Know how I know?  Because I feel like I got hit by a bus load of Spring Breakers heading for some warm watering hole.

This week was actually TOO BUSY TO DOCUMENT!  So if you're reading this, know you can help by sending in pictures, videos, etc.  Uh...I think that's the point of these bloggy, hopey, changey things.  Send MONEY!  So to speak.

Here are some highlights, with a notable addition: I'm posting images of DRAWINGS!  Why?  Because these particular drawings kick A.  And drawing, as you well know, is the cornerstone of any nutritious Art/Des eductation.

Headline: After Courageous Battle, Penguin Loses Both Wings: Dr Levester's Promise:  "Son, you get me what I need and I'll see to it you get your wings back.  Your real wings!"  Or, Levester works on a multi-piece rubber mold.  You decide.


Oleg finds a creepy new way to skip lecture: "Newleg" The Other Sleeping-at-Lecture Oleg!  This life cast was made with Alginate, and cast in plaster for about $35 and is an excellent hair removal system.  Just in time to hit the beach!


J.D. burns the candle at both ends in the TCAUP Fab Lab.  Working through the night with his assistant, Obi Wan Kenobi, J.D. runs a 3-axis waterjet while Obi cuts wood block prints with the 3-axis router.  Sweeeet!  


Shout out has to go to Joyce Brienza's figure drawing class.  Not sculpture, but well-done, dramatic, finely rendered self-portraits.  Shout out to the students for showing up.  And what's up the blue dude's nose?


Next week: Spring Break with visiting artist William Dennisuk from Finland, and luckily not on the Olympic hockey team.  Ouch!


Sculpture Student Weekly

Getting Busy!

Zack Jacobson-Weaver is the Materials Fabrication Studio Coordinator at A&D.

  One week before spring break!  The pace is seriously picking up.  Here's some crazy highlights:


Professor Lou Marinaro, looking very Blue Steel,  goes Jack Sparrow style for this week's bronze pour.

3rd year MFA J.D. sparks one up with three thin fellows. His favorite part of this day: the incredible talent of his assistants (sound right, John?)  Big feature story to follow!

Oleg, A&D's only enrolled vampire, works on his new formula for SPF 6000...OR...breathes through two Bic pens for an hour while me and Captain Leyland make a body cast.  What's the deal?

Let's just say, "The Iceman Cometh!"

Emily (a.k.a. Boba Fett)  explores alternative Spring Break: tanning a'la TIG welder while slaying a bronze dragon!

Meghan decides to resurrect the Dodo bird with something a bit more durable than Dodo bird, i.e. BRONZE!  Extinct this Mutha Naycha!  Here she's working on a laminated rubber mold and a                                                                         caffeine buzz.

Headline:  Penguine receives two arm casts after rescuing BBC filmmakers from seal clubbers.  Attending physician, Dr. Levester, not pictured.

Stay tuned...