Journal : 3D Design & Sculpture 


Y-building sculpture 2017.



Sculpture Ballerina 2013. It was a fun time to work with Senia.

May 11 2017



Dec 2016: Project 3d form Sculpture with chicken wire ,clay, paper, film paper.

Title “Zoomzoo” by thuylestudio


Nov 2016: Project ” Imperior Ming” by thuylestudio : 3D printer, wire chicken, leathers, tape papers.



Oct 2016: Vietnamese shoe – masking tape by thuylestudio



Shoe Design with masking tape

Oct 28 2016

Project: 3D sculpture with sculpt apps


“Villain – Zoomby” he is the man who carries all weird virus diseases. He can fight all different diseases. Because he carries good virus which can destroy all bad virus diseases.

Exploring the principles:

 Principal of Art- A Focal

Afocal: The entwined tubular structure suggests a fluid motion, in which the viewer’s eye does not rest in one specific area.


 Principal of Art – 6: Focal Point

john-good-yearA focal point is the element in artwork that pulls in the viewer’s eye, that is the center of attention or the main subject.  Intelligent placement of focal points can positively affect the overall composition.

In this sculpture, the focal point plays a role to guide the eyes to see the movement of the negative space along the sculpture.

Principal of Art – 7: Repetition & Rhythm

Repetition refers to one object or shape repeated; pattern is a combination of elements or shapes repeated in a recurring and regular arrangement;

rhythm–is a combination of elements repeated, but with variations. Rhythmic flow, which is accomplished by repetition, acts as a unifying device for the composition and is often used to suggest movement.

Public Figures

Suh creates a pedestal supported by myriad miniature anonymous male and female figures, refocusing the viewer’s attention from the individual to the collective masses. Challenging the established notion of the common citizen revering a monument to an important figure, Suh emphasizes the power of the individual within public space.”

Principal of Art8: Harmony


‘Harmony’ is the embodiment of diplomacy – tact, discretion, and the art of negotiation – mediation of all viewpoints, achieving solutions through balanced and enlightened dialogue.

Principal of Art- 9 : Contrast

the state of being strikingly different from something else, typically something in juxtaposition or close association. In Art, contrast of the texture : smooth / rough, large/small size, hard/soft, positive/ … straight line/organic line ….


for instance: the contrast of the texture in this artwork to emphasis the beauty of the color composition and capture the idea meaning in the artwork.

Principal of Art- 10: Emphasis

The Italian artist Paola Grizi’s terracotta sculptures has some great examples about the emphasis in his artworks. The facial expression and the faces emphasis the story in each artwork.

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wood and resin 

Principal of Art- 11: Movement

Movement  refers to the suggestion of motion through the use of various elements.

Artist: Gentenaar Torley

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Principal of Art-12: Unity

Unity is achieved when the components of a work of art are perceived as harmonious, giving the work a sense of completion.

Principal of Art-13: Proportion / Scale

Proportion is the size relationship of parts to a whole and to one another. Scale refers to relating size to a constant, such as a human body.

Principal Of Art- 14: Radial Balance

Balance is the impression of equilibrium in a pictorial or sculptural composition. Balance is often referred to as symmetrical, asymmetrical, or radial.

Principal of Art-15: Time


Nawer mural installation Nawer vs TSD Kato

Principal of Art- 16: Tension

tension (n)

  • physical or mental strain or stress
  • a force created through stretching or pulling
  • the interplay of conflicting elements
  • a situation or condition of hostility, suspense, or uneasiness
  • a balance maintained in an artistic work between opposing forces or elements
Frosty Ball and Slab Balance

by Land artist Richard Shilling

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Exploring The Principles

Principal of Art- Asymmetrical Balance Art Work



Regardt van der Meulen

Oct 7 2016

Sculptor of the week : Matteo Pugliese

Matteo Pugliese was born in Milan in 1969.
In 1978 his family moved to Sardinia where Matteo lived for the next 12 years.
During this time he developed a strong love for drawing and sculpture and continued his art work without any formal education. After finishing his secondary school studies in classics in Cagliari, he returned toMilan to attend university.

In 1995 he was awarded his degree in Modern literature at the University of Milan with a graduation thesis on Art criticism.
Encouraged by friends, in 2001 he organised and financed his first solo exhibition renting private exhibition space in the centre of Milan. Only 18 months later he held his first “official” exhibition in a gallery in Brera, Milan, and after a few months he held a solo show in Brussels.

Today his works are on permanent display in galleries in Italy and major cities throughout the world: New York, Rome, Hong Kong, London, Antwerp, Lugano and have been shown at some of the most important Italian and international art fairs such as the Hong Kong Art Fair (Hong Kong), ArtFirst (Bologna), Arco (Madrid), and Fiac (Paris).

working on the sculpture video clip

clip 2:  Interview the artist

He has a dream of the freedom, equality, overcome all obstacles and the desire of being freedom to express. Influence the idea of his studying in the Art Criticism. Most of his artworks express the idea of freedom. The movement of the sculptures, the body expressions or facial expression give the strong emotion message to the viewers. That is how his artworks are successful. Also, the rough strokes give the masculine in the male human . It creates his style. Using the  large scale of the sculpture , most of them are human size or larger . Most were created by clay and transform in bronze . No color or adding found objects. The sculptures are attaching on the wall or on the ground.

For him, sculpture is a kind of meditation. Sculptures are a projection of his ideal.

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Exploring The Principles

Principal of Art- Symmetrical  Balance Of Design

  1. Artist: Sophie Elizabeth Thompson . Sculpture: Negro 8, Blanco 6 screen-shot-2016-10-07-at-9-51-31-am
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3. Matteo Pugliese 

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4. Loren zoquinn 

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Volume vocabulary



Ephemeral : is not meant to last and can often be made of organic materials

Figurative: human form,

Maquette: a small sculpture made as a preparatory study

mass: bulk, density and weight of matter in space

Representational : describes work that is life-like, realistic

Political: concerned with politic

Volume: space within a form

Weight: heaviness of an object

Oct 4: Final Look the insect wire sculpture


3D abstract insect

Sept 26

Use Autocad to make the wire more accurate pattern

Sept 20

Sept 12 2016



Sept 3 2016

Working with Wire:

Contour Line – Wire –

working on the exercise : wire the sphere and cube with copper, steel, brass  wires 

Sept 3 2016
sketch ideas how to create styles to wire a 3 dimension sphere and cube

Inspiration artist


2. Sarah sze

3. Kemal Tufan

AUG 2016
How to make a wired sphere

Journal Sculpture

Feb 5 2015

Exercise: Making a Mold

1.Create a simple form out of oil based clay

2. Apply a release material like Vaseline (very thin coast)

3. Apply the mold material:

For latex: paint 3 thin layers on the clay shape and around the clay shape creating at least a 1” flange.

Wait the latex to dry completely between each layer, and another 2 layers (not too much time between each layer.

Add a layer of cheesecloth after and paint on the latex. Insure the cheesecloth is well integrated into the wet layer of latex.

Mold with a plaster mother mold at least 1″ on all sides and above the shape.

Blanket Mold, Block mold, Mother Mold

block mold, blanket mold (latex), plaster mother mold
Making the plaster mask “Jeunne Femme” , Designed by Thuy Le, Feb 5 2015
blanket mold, latex mold
making a blanket mold
check the thickness of the plaster
build the block mold
pouring the plaster in the mold

Feb 8 2015:

Sculpture Projects:

Sample Project ” Accumulation – Casting and Counting”

Do_Ho_Suh“Floor, 2001” Designed by Do Ho Suh

Project: Accumulation – Casting and Counting

Project: Create 100 small and simple castings. The Idea: accumulation – In creating a great number of the same and similar items. What is the meaning of said object en masse. What will mean when multiplied. How will it multiply? How to display: laid out on the floor, in a pile, hanging from the ceiling, in a mathematical configuration, like a puzzle? What material : Plaster, plastic, wax, concrete ?


Oil based Clay, shaping tools, latex, silicon, urethane (mold making materials), display material

Resources: Auguste Rodin, Elgar Degas, Do- Ho Suh, Tara Donovan, Joe Davidson, pae White, Liz Larner, Andy Goldsworthy, Sarah Sze, Janine Antoni, Robin Hill, Mattew Barney, Cai Guo Giang, Allan McCollum, Walter Dimaria

Working on the project patterns -whether that is procuring found objects, or making patterns out of oil based clay. Make 5 or so- this way you can make a mold of 5 patterns and be casting multiple castings at a time.

Getting latex or silicone: if you like the latex we used in class, you can get your own smaller container at TAP Plastics:

Latex molds will not last as long as silicone molds (maybe 10 or so castings before you notice a degradation) and they won’t capture the kind of detail that RTV silicone can.

The link for the RTV Silicone. TAP has good instructions and information too:

Or you can get the GE brand caulking silicone from Ace Hardware. Make sure it is TYPE I!!!!! The tube will have blue text.

the most amazing aluminum casting:

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Make mold with silicon type 1 ( Home Depot clear Silicon )
1. Mix water with soap
2. Hand with cloth
3. Pump silicon in soap water
4. Pick up and apply one layer on the pattern
5. Fill in all around without bubbles between.
6. Wait to dry

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Feb 25:

Make the RTV model

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Make a mold for pooring wax : wax casting process: 3D wax casting and half 3D

Create Characters for the wax casting figure:

Make a painting with 100 wax casting :

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critique guilineMarch 12:

Research 5 Artists who create abstract sculptures:

Artist Profile

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Title: The Gift (view 2) Artist: Anna Gillespie Medium: Bronze (edition of 15) Size: 57cm (h)

Anna Gillespie is a contemporary figurative sculptor whose work continues to increase in popularity.

Last year her sculpture was shown at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show in a Gold Awarded garden with a later commission for Glastonbury Festival. Anna was also recently selected to produce a large scale public sculpture in Kazakhstan.

 Click to Read an In-depth Article

Her sculptures express complex human emotions as well as her responses to environmental issues. The work varies in scale from life-sized, life-like masking tape figures presented in groups to form installations, to more intimate pieces cast in bronze, as well as drawings and prints. This exhibition of her more domestic scale work includes both very recent pieces as well as selected works from the last five years.

Anna Gillespie’s emerging consciousness of the seasonally and fragility of the world around her has led her to develop sculptures in more natural materials such as acorns and bark. She has also taken natural objects such as delicate leaves and seed pods into the print room. The resulting work is not a Romantic depiction of the natural world but rather continues the theme of her earlier work, challenging the emotions and conveying a politically charged message. Combining these natural materials with found objects and the sculpted human form she expresses her growing concerns about the environment. Anna Gillespie believes that art has the potential to engage people at a human level with the environmental crisis we face.

2. Ron Mueck:

Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 6.07.22 PMHe use a very hard dental plaster rather than plaster of Paris, and it does have yellow pigment, put the plaster on over the chicken wire ,He paint shellac over the plaster, which stops the plaster from sucking the moisture out of the clay. It might be the shellac as well that looks yellowish or brownish.

He spray that with shellac, again to seal the clay so it doesn’t dry out when I create the plaster mold. That’s what makes it suddenly look so dark brown. I construct a wooden structure to support the mold and hold it rigid because the mold is a very thin layer of plaster with Hessian scrim. And it’s quite fragile. Then I paint layers of colored polyester resin into the mold. There’s a little bit of fine-tuning. When he came out, the color was a little bit “new-born.” He was very clean and pink. I just weathered him on the surface. I gave him some age spots, veins, and things would have been too hard to figure out in reverse. The model was a “smoothie” as they call them in the live modeling trade.

Materials: very hard dental plaster, silicon, polyester resin, fiberglass and synthetic hair. spray that with shellac, again to seal the clay

3. Adrian Arleo:

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Valery Yevdokimov

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March 25: Gallery visit :

The Object & The Void: West Coast Metal Sculpture
February 17 – April 12


gallery report guide
gallery report guide

March 20:

Carving Exercise


March 25: Field trip

20150314-070842.jpgSubtraction of the form:

Sketching exercises:

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Carving Wood project

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April 14- 17

April 23 2015:

April 28 2015: Gallery at West Valley College

“Entrepreneurs boom in the 21st Century” Mixed media on Canvas, 48 x 20

May 5:  10 popsicle Sticks “Mobile Design ”

FullSizeRender-11May 12: Carving the ” Sleeping Handsome ”

Using grinder machine to subtract, reductive, reshape, cut out in order to push back all elements behind the nose. Bring the nose  one inch above eye, mouth and front head, chicks by cut out the wood in planes 1 inch down. Cut in planes of the face. Dig more in the socked eyes,

carving wood
carving wood project



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