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In-Depth 2015: The Aftermath

The title makes it sound like In-depth was a disaster, but it was actually really great this year! Although I had a math test two days later, so that’s kind of aftermath I guess… Anyhow, I promised in my last post that I would put up my artist statement and some of the editing that went into it, so this post will tell you a bit more about that and.. Read More

In Depth Post #7: The Creation of the Planets

So, on Monday night, I created Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. I think in the Bible, it took 6 days or so to create the Earth, but I made 4 planets, and it only took me about an hour.Of course, my planets are about the size of large buttons. In this post, I’ll be talking about how emotions and diversions affect my conversations and progress with my mentor. Especially in.. Read More

New areas to explore – In Depth week 10

So, for most of Spring Break I was in Cuba, with the school music department. The cool thing about Cuba is that, because of the US embargo, they are forced to re-use or maintain a lot of their old technology and materials; for example, the Cuban cars. In Cuba, each family has one car that may have been passed down for generations. The car bodies are from the mid 1900s,.. Read More

The center of the solar system…. In-depth #6

Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats White hat = information Red hat = feelings and intuition Black hat = critical thinking Yellow hat = values and benefits Green hat = new ideas/alternatives Blue hat = organizes other hats; moderator In the last two weeks of in-depth, I’ve had the chance to further develop my two main art pieces: the jellyfish and the space junk mobile. I’ve had a lot of.. Read More

1st Mentor Meeting: Mission Successful

So, I had my first meeting with my mentor last night. I was a bit worried, because we’d never met before and I wasn’t entirely sure what would transpire that evening. But, “only good things” as I told myself, were about to occur. My mentor is an incredibly kind and generous person. She lives within a 15 minute drive for me, so she’s also quite local. When meeting with her,.. Read More

In-Depth Week 7

Good news! I have a mentor!! She is a local artists who is exploring recycled art right now – she’s famous for making little, personalized dolls. She also teaches at Place des Arts for painting. We’re going to meet for the first time on Monday, so I’ll probably make a post on Tuesday night briefly reflecting on the experience. I recently got new information about my mentor, and I have.. Read More

In-Depth Week 5: How to be Interesting

Welcome to In-Depth Week 5! What’s new: A space junk mobile in-the-making, milk carton jellyfish (dedicated to Jeanie, of course), and… mentor contacts? So, I’m a little behind for this post because on Saturday I was at the Zero Waste Leadership Clinic! It was a lot of fun, and I got to meet a lot of really cool people. I also hear there’s a clean energy clinic in the works,.. Read More

In -Depth Week 3: The Search Continues

So, in my previous post, I stated that I wanted to have a mentor by, well, last Sunday. Today and yesterday,I got emails back from the two people I had contacted about a week an a half ago. Unfortunately,the artist I emailed is in the process of moving houses, and the other person I emailed was part of an organization that may be able to help me find artists. As.. Read More

Intro to In-Depth: Recycled Art

And so In -Depth begins again! This year I’m pretty excited for what I’m going to do. In fact, it took me a really long time to get this post up because every time I went looking for a picture I got distracted by all of the cool recycled art on the web. So, what’s recycled art? It’s basically taking old stuff, and making art out of it. This is.. Read More

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