This course, taught by Mimi Gross, the 2010-11 Genevieve McMillan/Reba Stewart Chair in Painting, is a multi-discipline collaborative class that began with an open-ended prompt to create a plan for a digestive system playground. The students took that idea and ran with it, and soon what started as sketches had turned into an impressive free-form sculpture that continues to grow. Separately, each student developed a structure inspired by the human body, and together they have combined their different aesthetics into one organic form. The class truly lives up to its name by encouraging students from different backgrounds to share their disparate creations, ultimately showcasing the flawed beauty that results when these parts must fit together.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Video of the Final Installation

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ODDNESS OF PARTS

  A PARK THAT IS A BODY THAT IS A PARK

  CLASS- COLLABORATION, SEPT-DEC, 2010


STUDENTS’ WORKS BY (ALPHABETICAL ORDER):



JENNA BOYLES

      HEAD WITH EYES, (OVER CAROUSEL)

     FERRIS WHEEL CANAL/WATERFALL CONNECTION

      HAND, TREES

      HAND, FENCES

      ARM/HAND,  CLIMBING SCULPTURE

 

ANGELA (“DANNI”) GODOY BRITO

      MOUTH, CLIMB THROUGH SCULPTURE

      MOSAIC PATTERNED BASE

 

RACHEL HATTON

      ESOPHAGUS, TUNNEL

      LIVER, SANDBOX

      INTESTINES,  CLIMBING PLASTIC TUNNEL

      PEBBLE BRIDGE

      CART WITH LITTLE MAN (ON SPINE RAMP)

       BIG FOOT LITTLE WIRE MAN

 

KATIE HAWSON

       HEART, SCULPTURE AND BOX OFFICE

       WHITE MATTER,BRAIN, “GLASS”  STONES

 

DELLONESE (“DELLA”) ISAAC

        HEART, SCULPTURE, FUN-HOUSE

        LUNGS, AQUARIUMS, CONNECTED TO TREES

 

KEVIN JENNINGS

        LUNGS, TREE SCULPTURES, WITH CONNECTIONS AND BASE

        VEINS, CANALS THROUGHOUT PARK

        BONE/ORGAN, FENCE

        KNEES, PILLOWS (HILLS)

 

SUZANNE  (“SANNI”) LEVESQUE

        BRAIN, SCULPTURE AND BASE

        DNA, SCULPTURE

        ARTERIES, RED CLAY PATHS

        BREASTS, SWINGING SCULPTURE

       

ERICA NERADT

         LIZARD SCULPTURE, SOUVENIR AND SNACK STAND

         SPINE, COLORED RAMPS, SCULPTURE

 

JI SALLY LEE PARK

          RIBS/DIGESTIVE SYSTEM, SCULPTURE

          EYE, CLIMBING SCULPTURE

          NOSE, SWINGS

          MOUTH/RECTUM, RECYCLING GARBAGE CAN

 

RYAN REDKA

          EYE,  PLASTIC SCULPTURE

          OPEN AIR THEATER LIVING ROOM

          ORGANS, FLAT CUTOUTS



AMELIA STINNETTE

           BRAIN, MR  DON-NUT SCULPTURE

           SKATEBOARD AND BOX OFFICE ENTRANCE

           NEURONS, PATTERNED GROUND ENTRANCES

 

AMELIA SZPIECH


           FEET, IVY COLORED SCULPTURE

           GARDEN FROM RECYCLED FOOD AND EXIT

           GENITALS, LOVE-RIDE LANTERN

           BEAD TREE

 

AMELIA (“JANE”) THOMLEY

           MOUTH, CAROUSEL

           PELVIC BONE, CLIMBING SCULPTURE

 


                                                   MIMI GROSS

               MCMILLAN/STEWART CHAIR, PAINTING

               MARYLAND INSTITUTE, COLLEGE OF ART, BALTIMORE, MD.
                


Sunday, December 12, 2010

On Display


Our project will be on display from Tuesday December 14th through Thursday December 16th in the Brown Center Atrium!





Monday, December 6, 2010

Photos from 11.30 class

Hey everybody, welcome to this episode of our blog! Like always, we have more photos for you to enjoy. 

Bonjour à tous, bienvenue à cet épisode de notre blog!  Comme toujours, nous avons plus de photos pour votre plaisir.

Hola todos! Bienvenida a este episodio de nuestro blog! Como siempre, tenemos más fotos para su disfrute.


Foot sculpture, colorful pathways
Pelvis party!

thump THUMP thump THUMP

Esophagus bridge

We are not lacking in color.



Bird's Eyes

Here's a composited image of an overhead view of the park. You should look at it, it's pretty exciting.


Monday, November 29, 2010

11.23.2010 class

Hello Oddness of Parts enthusiasts! We've got some more pictures to share with you from our class on 11/23. As of this post, you can now click on the pictures to see them in a larger format. Enjoy!

Mimi talks to students from an Environmental Design class.

A nose riding on a lion in a hand forrest. 

Mr. Donut at the entrance to the park, with the eye theater behind him.

Super cool pipe cleaners!

The current status of our idea wall. Notice the comments box in the lower right corner! Leave us a note!



Friday, November 19, 2010

New Space, New Pictures

We just moved into our new room in Fox 412!  Thank you to Timmy Aziz and all the environmental design students and teachers who are letting us borrow your space.
Here are some photos from our new set up: