One thing I love about this class is that they will order just about anything you need. I think it's because we are one of the only schools in the U.S. that has a bio art program so we are trying to do as much as possible out of SVA. They are encouraging you to try out your ideas because you could create something super awesome and they want the school to be known for that. I'm not sure where the money is coming from, but I overheard some sculpture students talking, and they have to purchase all of their own materials. I probably should have taken more advantage of this an had them order the petri dishes I'm using. But hey, what can you do.
Today Brandon talked about a lot of different bio artists and what is going on in the field. I will elaborate more on these artists another day when I have more time. Tonight is family dinner up here in Newark. I make dinner for a few friends. Tonight's theme is 4th of July (yes, in June). Vegan of course.
As far as our clearing and staining fish- they are still being masticated in the borax solution from yesterday. He said it will take at least another day before we can move onto the next step.
I also went to this bead store called, Beads of Paradise today. I was hoping to get more beads for my mosaics because I am running out- but this store was too expensive for my price range. They had an excellent selection, a great place to check out if you are into jewelry making, but not for what I'm doing. So I will have to hit Michaels to collect some more tomorrow or Thursday.
Here's an update of my studio space. It's slowly getting messy. Yay messy! I have also been cutting and measuring fishing line for part of my installation. It's there I promise, theres like 40 strands of it so far. Going to measure somewhere between 100-120, eleven foot strands. I'm taking the inspiration from my 2013 piece titled, "Fuck." Using the lines in a similar fashion to create a "cage," around a set of bones I will be borrowing from the lab.