Thursday, December 19, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Some of my ideas for this project were with a tree. I was planning on painting a skeleton of a tree on plexiglass and then cutting another piece of plexiglass into a circle and then again into wedges. After I cut it into the wedges I was going to drill a hole into the smaller end and put them all on a tube so you could turn them to see the parts of a tree at different times in the year. however, the plexiglass wasn't cutting right and I had a couple more ideas to choose from.
I chose the puzzle pieces because I wanted to do something abstract and different. I liked the idea of the interactive characteristic of my piece.
I was going to cut actual puzzle pieces into the abstract painting but again, the plexiglass was too tough to cut that way also. so I just taped strips of the plexiglass together and painted it, then took the tape off and had strips that could be mixed up and then put together like a puzzle.
I chose to use the plexiglass over paper, plastic, and cardboard because I wanted to try and use something I hadn't before. I was curious to see what I could do with it.
the techniques I used to create this was just painting, TIME and some creativity.
I took a risk with this project because I used the plexiglass and did something I wouldn't normally do with a medium I had never used.
out of the five characteristics of great art I definitely had a lot of emotion and new medium in this project. I didn't really love it at first and was about to start over until it grew on me. I ended up really happy with this puzzle of wasted time.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
I demonstrated intertextuality in this piece by changing the word vodka to the word catch. In doing this, I hoped to get the viewer to think about why anyone would possibly put fish in a bottle. I decided to pick this idea over my others becasue i wanted it to stand out, not to just be another painting of a cute puppy. I thought I could take a risk and do something everone would remember. I used a vodka bottle, photoshop, and three 15 cent golfish from petsmart to create this piece. Of the 5 characteristics of art i don't think there is a technique neccisarily, but I do think I used the "new" aspect and I think concept and empotion play a big role.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
For text as an element, I used different languages all saying the same thing to try an make a point. As the border for each continent is the main language saying "United in difference". I wrote this because no matter how much people think everyone is different, we are all human; no one is perfect and no one is better than another. I decided to use water color because I didn't want to do anything crazy, I wanted the words to stand out. Plus, I like water color. I do think I took a risk because at first, this was all on one paper and it was water colored blue. I thought to cut up all the pieces and do layers with paper to try and get rid of empty space and because I didn't really LOVE the end result. Then, I decided to pit the continents together, to unite them as one-pangea. I thought this fit very well with my united in difference theme. It came together much better taking the risk than without.