[Art_beyond_sight_educators] scotch tape sculpting, photography, karate

fnugg at online.no fnugg at online.no
Mon Jan 26 12:05:26 UTC 2009

More photography links, youtube interview with Tony Diefell.
Interesting article about sculpting with cellotape or about an artist 
who uses it. A brief description
of how he works but wonder how the finishing layer is done. Any ideas? 
Thought this might be a good
technique for sculpting, one builds up and has control the whole time.



How to Print Large Photos
hmm - had a bit difficulty with this blog, (perhaps scanned it too fast) 
where some good links in it though.


blog ABOUT samsung camera

He's making sense out of karate
Blind martial artist perfect at Supergrand kata competitition




you tube Seeing Beyond Sight interview of author, teacher, photograher  
Tony Deifell


article excerpt

Stuck on cellotape
Sehata starts by unraveling a length of cellotape a few feet long then 
rolling it up into a small tight ball to form the core of a piece. While 
figurative works have several cores, rather like the bones of the body, 
abstract works usually have one. The artist then continues to wind tape 
round them, all the time applying strong finger pressure, so that the 
sculptures develop a hardness similar to fiberglass.

"An important point of the method is that the core should be hard and 
the tape should always be fastened tightly," Sehata emphasized. "Always 
fasten it and get rid of the air bubbles because that might create a 
problem later."

Many of the shapes that arise from this process have a strangely 
familiar organic feel, like something that might be found in nature on 
some hitherto undiscovered shore or scuttling around some stygian abyss. 
As well, these heavily worked and kneaded pieces occasionally seem 
permeated with a kind of blind, tactile logic, as if they had discovered 
their own forms without the benefit of light, vision or conscious 
direction. Many of the smaller works give off such a powerful impression 
of the artist's fingers working, pressing and shaping them that they 
almost become like abstract sculptures of hands.


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