dimanche 27 mars 2011

Peinture murale - Mural by Seung-Hee Lee

À propos des peintures murales ci-après: Ceci est une collaboration entre les élèves de ma classe de Concept.1 du Maryland Institute College of Art et l’école Aruna Embalo (Escola Popular Aruna Embalo), du quartier de Quelele à Bissau, Guinée-Bissau. Sujet de cet exercice : L’Amérique vue par des jeunes Américains. Mes étudiants ont réalisé des maquettes qui ont été par la suite reproduites sur les murs de leur école par les élèves guinéens. (En 2009, le sujet choisi avait été : L’Afrique imaginée par des jeunes Américains).
About the murals below: This is a collaboration between MICA students from my Concept.1 class and the school Aruna Embalo (Aruna Escola Popular Aruna Embalo), Quelele neighborhood, Bissau, Guinea Bissau. 
Main subject: America life through the eyes of young Americans. Each student did two illustrated proposals, later reproduced on the walls of their school by the Guinean students (In 2009, the chosen subject was: Africa imagined by young Americans).

Peinture murale - Mural by Jessie Leete

Peinture murale - Mural by Douglas Ellmore Jr.

Peinture murale - Mural by Jonathan Weiner

Peinture murale - Mural by Andrew Sayers

Peinture murale - Mural by Eunjoo F. Bae

Peinture murale - Mural by Hyo Joung Park

Peinture murale - Mural by Lauren Straughn

Peinture murale - Mural by Isaac Wong

samedi 19 mars 2011

Cafe & Companhia by Christina Dacanay

Another ongoing project: 
Students from my Illustration 1 class at Mica, Fall'10, worked on a poster assignment.
All posters should be exposed to Café & Companhia, a nice place in São Tomé e Prìncipe. Unfortunately, the direction recently changed and it's not possible anymore. Nevertheless, the exhibition will be held in July 2011. The Alliance francaise de São Tomé agreed to exhibit the posters in one of their galleries.Below an illustration made by Christina Dacanay. Ta' fixe pa! Isso mesmo, valeu uma Puita!

Cozinhas Minhas - 1bis

Azulejo Português

Sous-verres - Wooden Coasters

Tomé is one of the craftsman who worked currently with students from my Concept 1 class at Mica for a Wooden Coaster project. For that project, students have conceptualized silent comic strips. I sent these stories to Delicia Maquengo my intermediate who regularly works with Tomé and other Crafstmen. She controls the progress of the work and manages payments
 Eunjoo Bae, Doug Ellmore, Arom Kim, Seung-Hee Lee, Jessie Leet, Rebecca Mullinix, Hyo Park, Andrew Sayers, Lauren Straughn, Jonathan Wiener, Issac Wong. Thanks guys, you did a good job!
For some projects it is not so difficult to work with people who lives and works in another country and it may be beneficial for both parties. (Please, look at the previous posts to see some projects).

Charles is another young Craftsman who has been trained by Tomé. Now they work together. Their workshop is a former warehouse. But mostly, they work outdoors. They don't have any sophisticated equipment, just a fewAxes, Handsaw, Chisels, Plane, Bow Saw, etc. No electrical tools such as Jigsaw, Drilling machine, Lathe, etc. 
Despite these difficulties, they are excellent craftsmen and I really enjoy to work with them (check here to see other projects).

vendredi 18 mars 2011

Cozinhas Minhas - 1

1 - Vendedora, Angolares, São-Tomé and Príncipe – 2 – Vendedora, Huambo, Angola – 3 – Matabicho do mato, Angola – 4 –  Entre Huambo e Luanda, Angola – 5 – O espaço da Elsa, Parque Popular, São-Tomé and Príncipe – 6 – Matar a vaca, Bambadinca, Guine Bissau – 7 – Lojinha na rua, em qualquer parte de São-Tomé and Príncipe – 8 – Dia das criancas 2010, Enterramento, Guine Bissau – 9 – Okutiuka, Huambo, Angola – 10 – Mercado da Alemanha, Huambo, Angola – 11 – Limpar a panela, Enterramento, Guine Bissau – 12 – Separar o bom do mau, Okutiuka, Huambo, Angola.

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