Monday, September 29, 2008

Morphology Assignments

In my Morphology class, we are somewhat in an art class at the same time. Morphology is the study of the structures of the teeth. Where the natural divits and bumps are, what the root surfaces are like, etc. So for our assignments/class work we were told to buy a bunch of different substances at the beginning of the semester. Ivory Bar Soap, Modeling Clay, etc.

Well, a couple of weeks ago, she gave us all a piece of thick sidewalk chalk. We were told to pick any shape and carve it in 3D out of the piece of chalk with our instruments. (We have 2 sets, one to practice/carve with and one to actually clean each other's teeth with that we sterilize)

This was my final product that I brought back to class for a grade...
I did that with this...


Pretty Cool Huh? Good thing she didn't collect it or anything. I didn't even get a grade for it... Oh well


Then today, we started some more fun!

We started working with our clay. We were working on the canine today and learning all of the particular things about it. So we had to sculpt a canine out of clay... this is how mine came out...


Not as bad as I was expecting it to be...

Then right before class ended she tried to hurry through and get us working on our soap canine...

It isn't even close to being done, we were just cutting away the big chunks, and we're going to make it more detailed next week, but here's the start of mine...

This soap carving, we're not doing as much with our instruments, at least not now. We probably will when we go to put the detail into it, but for right now we're just using this...


I'll try to continue to post pictures as we go. I'm sure there will be many more interesting sculptures that will come from this class. We eventually will work with wax too...




1 comment:

Lali Johnson said...

not a fan of the first utensil you showed (sorry, I don't know the names)... dentist tools are scary :)