Monday, April 26, 2010

Bouncy Ball Drop Video

Torturing me with the extra bouncy balls from the bouncy ball curtain commission. Click here to see the photos of the curtain.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bouncy Ball Curtain completed

Bouncy ball curtain by me, Elizabeth Symington.

Photos thanks to Luke Goodman.

Oodles of crazy straws and 950 bouncy balls later and vio la!! bouncy ball curtain!

I finished the commission on April 23rd, 2010 and had a small celebratory party, involving playing with the 100 extra bouncy balls.

  • The 1,100 bouncy balls were hand drilled, which only took 4 hours
  • The curtain is 90 inches tall and about 59 inches wide
  • Stetson, Andrew's lab, did grab one big bouncy ball during the install, but so far has left them alone (fingers crossed)
  • The balls came from a gumball machine supplier that I found online

Check out for more of my colorful art.

Posts on the process of making this curtain:

Sony Bravia bouncy ball commercial
How to make a bouncy ball
video- drilling 1050 holes
Stringing the bouncy balls
video- Bouncy ball drop
slideshow - bouncy ball curtain and other art

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bouncy Ball Curtain Commission Progress

Crazy straw and bouncy ball curtain is 1/3 completed. It is going to be installed by the end of this month!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

March HITS

Happenings in the Studio is a recap of my life as a visual artist. March was a very social and arty month for me, involving tattooing family members and quality control testing jumbo bouncy balls (check out the video below to see the mayhem). Per usual I didnt get done as much as I wanted, but for good reason because I was really sick for 2 1/2 weeks with a really bad flu.

My miniature toy poodle Chip turned 18!!! His motto for the year is "this is the best year ever." That's because mom and I am going to be his best friend for the year (instead of Chip being man's best friend). We figure he's earned it and deserves scrambled eggs for breakfast. Now that he is legal, we bought a lotto ticket in his name but found out that he doesn't have Grandma's gambling gene. Chipito is also on Facebook, where he likes to share videos of his best year ever.

My beloved digital camera suffered a fall and no longer works. Knowing my history of electronics I had the extended coverage plan and the camera is being fixed right now. The only bummer is that it will take 3-6 weeks for it to get mailed back to me. I used it almost everyday. I already miss it. Thanks mom for lending me your camera.

I started job hunting for a second job. Ideally it will be a position in art field, but we'll see what happens.

See you on May 1st, 2010 for the recap of what happened in the studio over the month of April.

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