Drawing: Trace Elements

Drawing: Trace Elements

Much of art seeks to emulate the real world, yet sometimes it is better to merely suggest the form of the real, and let the observer’s mind fill in the blanks. Ironically, the first thing you must do is trace a picture. This is the one I chose, partly because I like...
Sculpture: Beaking Even

Sculpture: Beaking Even

Within each of us, there is a child-like wonder at the forces of the world. What energies are unlocked by fire? What unseen hand gathers metals to magnets? How can a stick be held up by a single spot? It is this last one that I shall seek to inspire once again in you,...
Painting: Crayon, My Wayward Son

Painting: Crayon, My Wayward Son

Coloring with crayons isn’t substantially different from drawing, or even painting. Of course, if we truly wanted to paint with crayons, we need look no further than your friendly household death ray: the hair dryer. Here’s what you need: The big box and the wrapping...
Upcycling: Boarding Party

Upcycling: Boarding Party

I like to buy in bulk, and I like to order things online. As you might expect, I have cardboard boxes serving as shelving, and as… boxes. Even then, I have cardboard laying around, just waiting to be consumed in the spark of inspiration. Let me show you the ashes. Go...
Sculpture: Wire You Just Standing There

Sculpture: Wire You Just Standing There

Happy New Year, this is Brandon reporting from Ohio. Which is actually rather fortunate, because that is where I already have the subjects of this article premade, years ago. It all started in seminary, where one of the people there brought a coil of wire and made a...
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