I’ve been busy, busy, and FREAKING BUSY!!!
Three classes, which you think wouldn’t be so bad, but it’s not that classes really it’s the projects. Now, I don’t blame my instructors at all because all they did was give us some basic parameters to work with, I’m the one that decided what I was going to do with those parameters and set myself up for this major league work load.
For example. In my environments class we had to do an interior. Could be any interior we wanted; kitchen, bedroom, heck we could have even done the inside of a closet as long as we did it REALLY well (to justify the small space). Me, I chose a warehouse. An old rundown warehouse. And not content with just that, I decided to put an old truck in their too. Why? Because I’m an idiot and I like cars.
It’s still not done, not really. There are lots of things that I can (and will) do to improve this. So, I have that one plus I’m still working on my thesis project of Penn Station.
I love Penn Station. I wish to God it was still around but unfortunately they tore it down three years before I was born and we will never see another place like it again.
Finally, if I haven’t had enough interior spaces yet, there is my final one – the Altar room project. Once again, I could have done something easy like a sword in the stone, a suit of armor, or even some sci-fi thing, but NOOOOOOOO…. I had to decide to do an altar room that represents the United States. A Greco-Roman tribute to what our founding fathers crafted. So now I have to deal with Grecian sculpture forms and modeling draped cloth as well as FOUR figures!
Three figures to represent the three branches of government; thirteen pillars for the colonies; ten wall spaces for the ten amendments in the Bill of Rights; and finally, in the center of the altar, a Nike figure representing the American spirit which can only be defeated when we give up on ourselves. The four braziers in the hall represent the four armed forces. When it is done there will be a fire burning in them.
Love the idea, but man is it kicking my ass. here’s a long shot of the altar room. The coffered ceiling is referencing the Capitol Dome as well as the Pantheon.
And a close up of the figures
I have so much freakin work to do. I need a drink.