Browsing Archive: April, 2011

Ava For Example... A Buddhist's look at Ava Gardner

Posted by Ava Larkin on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, In : Kick Ass Blog Sites 
I stumbled across this the other day at Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar Blog

Before Ava Lavinia Gardner (1922 - 1990) was Ava Gardner, she was Ava Gardner. Ava Gardner did not have to practice being Ava Gardner. To the contrary, all she had to do was be herself. Since she managed to naturally, effortlessly, and spontaneously be herself, she was that indivisible essence of being referenced by the generally agreed-upon name Ava Gardner.

Whatever qualities, characteristics, legends, or descr...

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Aston Martin DB5 Wire Frame Sculpture

Posted by Ava Larkin on Sunday, April 10, 2011, In : Art 
While researching methods others have employed in order to create my wire frame CB350Four I stumbled across this Aston Martin DB5, which was fabricated by Swiss artist Dante.  This Aston Martin, however, is a 1:4 scale and a total of 10 were fabricated, selling for £88,000 each.  To read the full article check out Top Speed's blog.








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Recreating a '72 Honda CB350Four...

Posted by Ava Larkin on Saturday, April 9, 2011, In : Art 
As most MFA students, I find myself nearing the end of my days in grad school and scrambling to construct my thesis project before the 1st of May.  Combining my love of motorcycles and having great conversations with random people, I've decided to reconstruct my experience of riding a motorcycle, which to me is a symbol of freedom, self-centering, living in the moment, and living for myself.  Though the actual sculpture has more elements than this, I thought I'd hold off on elaborating and ju...
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Artist Shi Jindian - Taking 3D Mesh to the Extreme

Posted by Ava Larkin on Saturday, April 2, 2011, In : Art 
While researching ways to construct part of my thesis sculpture I stumbled across the work of artist Shi Jindian.  Jindian's wire mesh sculptures take this medium to new levels of hyper-realism.  Shown below is a scale recreation of the 1937 Chiangjiang, a Chinese military motorcycle that resembles the Russian Ural and German BMW (not only in style, but in versatility and ruggedness). 











"Say sculpture and most people think of something solid and opaque. Shi Jindian’s sculptures are made of ...
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Ava Larkin MFA - Indiana University Herron School of Art and Design BFA - University of Delaware ........... Vintage and Vintage inspired bikes - British - European - Caf'd - Bobbed - Chopped - Candies and Flakes and Lace, Oh My! ........... Already done: Too much to mention - Still left to do: Travel the world on a motorbike, return the love and support others have shown me