Friday, July 23, 2010

poetry and paper

Hi! Did you miss me?
I know, I know, I have been MIA for a while, but its for a justifiable reason! I swear!
Remember a while ago I mentioned I was working on a project for a class that involved makeing a sculpture? No? Well refresh you memory Gramps!
sketch #2
So that was my sketch, my point of parting. A few thousand emails later to Deedra and I started working on my sculpture. I decided on papier-mache because it was cheap and lightweight.It was a bit of a pian to make, it broke many times before I got it right, but Im glad to say I finished it on time! And here is the "final" product:
"Inriri Cahuvial"
Here it was in the hall of the University, where people got to see it and give their input. It was a lovely experience and all the students from the course had to do it. It was amazing the variety of themes and mediums used, from film, to body-painting! I wish I could have taken more pictures, but alas, I had to stay with my poem. I named her "Inriri Cahuvial" like the poem she is interpreting:
Envuelta en un remolino de alas,
te vi primero.
Vi el resplandor de tus ojos
y vi tu pelo.
Cabellera de noche clara
con tabonucos vueltos luceros,
vueltos cometas;
y ojos en los que arden llanos y cerros
con quemazones alucinantes
de cucubanos revoloteando sobre un espejo.
Borrando todo sobre mi frente
pasó un recuerdo que ya no era solo recuerdo.
Llevando todo consigo, todo,
pasó una ráfaga que ya no era tan sólo viento.
Bajo tu pelo, bajo tu frente, bajo tus ojos,
que no eran ojos, ni era ya frente, ni aún era pelo,
sino ramaje, sino rocío que me miraba desde las hojas,
hacia esa forma que era tu tronco siendo tu cuerpo,
se fue volando lo que yo era,
lo que yo he sido:
con las dos alas,
y con las uñas,
y con el pico del carpintero.

Juan Antonio Corretjer
"Inriri Cahuvial" II

During the presentation a woman came up to me and asked me if I wanted to donate my work to the Department of Humanities (to which I belong as a student) and I said yes. Turns out she was the Dean of my department! I was so happy because my project would not survive another trip, our car was a bit too small for her. So now I can see her all the time when I go to the office :)

So what do you think? I got a few "in-progress" shots that I want to organize before I show them, interested?
Maria Isabel


  1. That's wonderful that she'll be in a permanent exibition, and visible for everyone. I find her amzing - such a big piece. She looks like a tree spirit to me!

  2. Gorgeous! I tried making a bowl by using papier-mache. But I have no idea that papier-mache can turn into a sculpture! If I have a school or house of my own, I am gonna ask you to donate it to me! Haha!

  3. what a great compliment that the deen asked for your looks like a lot of work :)

  4. Maria,
    Are you majoring in art?
    That is incredible, you are so talented!!
    xo- F

  5. wow. amazing! you are incredubly talented :)

  6. María, ¡caramba, esto está genial!
    ¿Ahora con qué cara pretendo enviarte algo hecho por mi?
    ¡Me encanta!

  7. I love it, I can't imagine at all that its paper marche. I love the textured effect that you've created too :)

  8. You are truly talented! I look forward to seeing more of your work. Thanks for joining my swap :)


  9. this is amazing!! Thats great about it being displayed in the school!

  10. oh wow1 you're so talented, that is amaziiiiiink!

    ps: i follow and linked your blog :D

  11. Wow!Que maravilla!Muy,muy detallado y bien hecho!!me encanto!
    Soy Carly4peace atraves de I am a blogger follow me swap

  12. This is AMAZING!!!! WOW!!! She's more beautiful than I could ever begin to express!!


  13. Hi! It's Kimmakesstuff from Swap-bot. I also Joined the "I'm a Blogger Follow Me Swap" ! I also linked you on my blog. Greetings from Holland!

  14. WOW! Esta increiblemente bello! Y mas me encanta que las palabras estan en el mantel!

  15. Wow, a funky new blog header - looks good!

  16. your sculpture is amazing! Following you from the Blog Me Baby swap on Swap-Bot! ~Liz (lizzibeth226)

  17. Fabulous work! It's so great when others get to see your work or want to show it off! I'd love to see this in person.

    Blog Me Baby on swapbot - Deidreart

  18. This is crazy cool!!

    LesleyKnitsPRetty on Swapbot

  19. WOW! That is one amazing paper-mâché sculpture! The textures are incredible. Added you to my blogroll and to my blog (:

    mag @ swapbot
    blog me, baby

  20. Wow, what a talent! Your sculpture is truly amazing, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I love your poem too. :) And it's wonderful that your work got donated too! Such a wonderful spotting. Love from Ana Goncalves on swapbot: blog me, baby.

  21. absolutely amazing AMAZING amazing. {billiemonster from swap-bot 'blog me baby' swap}

  22. That is so cool!
    How great is it to have something you created on display?

    I have one of my paintings in the new student literature at my old community college for the arts department.
    I remember being sooooo excited just to have a photo of it in print.

  23. Congrats! You are so talented and your sculpture is amazing!! Wow! You should be so proud!!
    Kelly (kellylynn9 from swap-bot)

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