Sunday, November 30, 2008

Almost complete!

This is the enclosure for the final project in my New Media class. I still have to add a few holes for the microphone and tighten the lines in a few places. I might still paint some glyphs in a few spots, but I don't want to detract from the simplicity it has right now.

This is the first time I've really messed with acrylics. I really like the texture and how easy it is to mix. The buttery quality makes it very smooth to apply. I've used acrylics to paint on boards, but never on a gesso'd surface. It's pretty nice.

Overall I like how this project has come about, but I'm at a loss for what to do with it once it's all done. I can't really put it anywhere in my house, so that makes me a little disappointed. I don't want it to just sit in the corner of the basement or in the garage, but I fear that's all that's going to happen to it. My friend Kevin might want to use it an installation he's working on, so we'll see about that.

Had we used a circuit board called the "basic stamp", I'd be able to continue showing the completed work, but as it is I have to have a dedicated computer running the software to present it. Oh well, it's definitely a learning experience.


Anonymous said...

Nice job! I really like it!

Mandy said...

What does it enclose and what does it do (with the computer and microphone and all that...)?