ALEJANDRA ABAD’S ART WORK
TEACHING PORTFOLIO / STUDENT WORK
FALL 2020 Syllabus — Post-COVID/Remote – ARTS 1020 INTRODUCTION TO STUDIO ART 2
ZINE — 2D student PROJECTS
Medium – Zine
Materials used – paper, magazine, glue, rubber cement, pen, marker, hole punches, string, needle, tape, powder pigment, and stickers.
Size – Small 11cm x 14 cm
Location – Boulder
Ed, or as I call mine, Jason
Art Statement – July of 2019, I had a bad breakup that resulted in me developing severe nausea, which led to a loss in appetite and finally what the doctors considered “anorexia”. After much denial, someone with more knowledge of eating disorders helped me understand that I was going through disordered eating, not anorexia, where I was restricting but not on purpose. Subsequently, I had numerous doctor visits until eventually I was given the “option” to admit into a recovery program or be withdrawn from this semester. At this eating disorder treatment program, we personified our ED by giving it a name. Some chose Ed, I chose Jason. This zine goes through my experience with anorexia and the way I encountered it.
From being careful with the people you trust and love, to a representation of my feelings of emptiness and loneliness, to my scar, and to recovery and falling in love with your own body, I try to demonstrate what I see in eating disorders and especially my own. I made this while still in recovery and I hope it can resonate with someone else that may be struggling.
After transitioning to remote classes, students were expected to make websites for each project.
Here are screenshots from student websites (and here is an example of a student website).
paper sculpture — 3D student PROJECTs
Metal sculpture — 3D student PROJECTs
Pre-COVID interactive & functional metal sculptures:
1) Pinhole camera
2) Wind up musical box
3) Modular and kinetic
4) Projection lamp with different discs to choose from
Images 1 & 2 below: Student installation exploring identity.
Image 3 below: Student exploration of materials, book with gold leaf on metal
Image 4 below: Student explores form, repetition and emphasis.
time — 4D student PROJECTs
Pre-COVID & during COVID-19: Performance, Found Objects, Site Specific, Projections, Video, Animation, Zoom