Tuesday Nights is the name of our class and The Game Room is where we meet when we are not together.

Got a idea that just can't wait...tell us about it.
You need to hash something out, maybe we can help.
Or maybe you just want to see what everybody else is up to.
Post links, post pictures, post questions or just ask one.

My Philosophy.
I teach through action and immersion. Just keep moving, contemplate later. In art, for me at least, there are times of rest and contemplation, and times of work. Art making is a time for work. It is the time to pull from the mental and make physical. Create a reality, a piece of art. For this the contemplative brain needs to move over, the art critic side isn’t even invited to the party. Learn to ask and answer your own questions on the move. The sooner I can get you making art the better. Get something done and then we have something to talk about.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Project Two: Reliquaries

Traditionally, a reliquary is a type of religious artifact used in many religions all over the world. But really the relic itself is the artifact, a reliquary is the container for an object of significance. 

So what's a relic? Again traditionally There are three classes of relics: the first, is a literal -part- of the figure of significance, –hair, limb, bones. 

Second, items that were directly involved with your figures story, think of it as accessories. 

The third is anything touched by your chosen figure. All then made precious by encasement

So first you need to choice someone or something. Perhaps you already have with your Icon? Think of the Icon as an image of something or someone and the Reliquary as a physical piece of something and/or someone in a fancy case, a sculpture.  

Now remember we are here to get our creative juices flowing, so if you feeling religious go for it and if your feeling sacrilegious go for it as well. Or maybe your feeling like remembering someone or something long gone, sounds great. But maybe you just want to have fun,  we always welcome the humor. I personally I'm thinking about a lost childhood toy...if only I had a relic of him.