Its been tough to find a lot of studio time during that last few months. In addition to my usual responsibilities at school, I've also recently taken over as the BFA Coordinator AND the Barr Gallery Director. Needless to say, the futile attempt to find a work/life balance has reared its ugly head again. So, much of the progress in the studio during the Fall has been in my research, as I've devoted considerable time to investigating the techniques and tools needed for 3D printing. That research culminated in a grant application for a Summer Faculty Fellowship from my school (IU Southeast) to learn to scan and print objects and at the end of the Fall 2011 semester, I was awarded the Summer Research Fellowship as well as a Grant-In-Aid for Research to purchase a small 3D printer – the Makerbot Replicator. I should have the printer in my studio by the Summer and I'm thrilled to be able to pursue that line of research for my work!
During this semester, I also had my work on a banner for the first time (the middle image on the banner). This was for a show I was in at the Carnegie Center for Art and History here in New Albany, Indiana. …
Hope all is well!