Tuesday, July 3, 2012

All hands on deck!

Our worker bees are busy sanding, dusting, and tightening the installation today.  There is a lovely wooshing sound from 30 hands sanding in unison.  

We should be ready to paint very soon!  Everyone is super excited to see the finished product.  It spent so many days in pieces and in progress that the anticipation is maxed out.

Monday, July 2, 2012

The beginning of the end.

Today is the first day of our last week of class.  We have lift off!  Things are finally on the wall and looking good.  Only a few more steps and then we're ready for the reception Thursday evening from 5-7 in the UNT Art Building Lightwell Gallery.  Come have some snacks and check out our awesomeness.  Here are some progress pics...

All of the pieces are on the wall!
Putting the finishing touches on the painted mural

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Homework anyone?

So as this week comes to a close, we realize that we are down to the wire.  The painted mural is in a good spot just needing touch ups at this point.  The sculptural mural, on the other hand, is still in pieces waiting to dry and be put together.  Everyone has pieces to work on this weekend...it's crunch time people.  The end is near, and though we may be tired and weary of papier mache, we press on.  Only 3 more class days until the reception...work like you've never worked before.

Check us out at these links:

Dallas Observer
Denton TV

Keep an eye out in the NT Daily as well!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The end is near!

So...not much new to post today.  We are almost finished with one mural and we still have lots to do on the other.  

Finishing up the last bits here and there...
Don't forget:  The reception is Thursday, July 5th from 5-7 in the Lightwell Gallery on Campus at the UNT Art Building.  It'll be fun :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Catching up

So I'm a few days behind in posting.  We are moving right along and planning on finishing Team Bonsai's mural by the end of the week!  This is excellent because we can start to focus all of our muscle on the beast that is Team Group's project.  Our days are consumed with papier mache!  I know from the images it seems like nothing is happening on the sculptural piece, but I assure you, things are moving!  We are getting ready to start assembling the elements into their designated sections, which will then be ready for painting and wall application!  Here are a few images...

3d element

3d element 
The end is near!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot...we're on TV!  Check out our spot on Denton TV (at 00:27)!  We're FAMOUS!  :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Day 3

Day 3 is coming to a close and we are still trucking along.  Significant progress is being made on the painting side, and Team Group's sculptural mural is underway.  The folks at Home Depot are starting ro recognize Giovanni and myself...not sure if that's a good thing.  Working outside on the sculptural elements is hot hot hot.  Hopefully we can move indoors on those pieces soon.  We are having to reassess our approach on some of the pieces and will be testing out some new ideas tomorrow.  Motivated!