A Ball-jointed doll sculpting project for my senior exhibition at Stevens Institute of Technology, exploring Muse and trad. sculpture.
About Senior Exhibition
Every year, Stevens' Seniors - regardless of major - have a design project to accomplish by the end of their last semester. Being a double degree (Computer Engineering / Art & Technology), I have already completed one Senior Design project. This would be my second.
Due to the limited funding in the College of Arts and Letters (CAL), there is not much available for funding the individual senior ArtTech and MusicTech projects. Also, due to the recent changes in the CAL program, this senior exhibition will be the most promoted and senior-integrated exhibition that Stevens has yet to see. No pressure. With all that said, here's where you come in:
The Ball-Jointed Doll
For my Senior Exhibition, I chose to sculpt a Ball-Jointed Doll using Apoxie Sculpt and other materials, following various tutorials which I have found online. My exhibition also plays a part with my senior thesis, which argues that sculpture is directly affected by the society, materials available, and the environment which the artist is located.
Inspired by Hans Bellmer, I have decided to take a more internal approach to the exhibition: As an artist, what drives me to continue to pursue traditional sculpture? How does the Muse play a part in my creationary process? Lastly, I intend to explore the doll-making process, and the complexities of traditional doll creation and assembly.
What I Need...
I need about $300 for not only the Apoxie, but the fabric for the clothes, the books for in-depth research, the polystyrene, the tools, eyes, hair...and other things that come with doll making.
It's not just money either - if you have any books, resources, or anything that could help accomplish this goal, do let me know! (via the email below)
If you have any more questions for me about this project, pictures of the work in progress, or just want to give some advice, feel free to email me at aclybur1(at)stevens(dot)edu.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $300 goal
seconds to go
Mar 21, 2012 - Apr 20, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
On May 3rd at the CAL Senior Exhibition, your name will be featured on my thank you poster. It will be in the tier "Every Contribution Counts" as a contributor.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Similar to the $1 reward, your name will be featured in the "Every Contribution Counts" with a golden star next to it.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Not only will your name be featured as a contributor (with a fancier star), but you'll also receive a print photograph of the finished doll.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Your contribution will be fancily displayed on the poster in the "Every Contribution Counts" tier. You will receive a print (larger size) of the finished doll, and a small pamphlet of the doll's work in progress, including photos and artists comments.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012