Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Art Three Final Exam Questions

Different artists have influenced me throughout this semester... depending on the type of art I was working on, my style and presentation have varied.
The artist of this painting, Robert Motherwell, used contemporary art to create a basic image of a yellowish/grey canvas with two black figures, simply called, "Two Figures". The two black figures reminded me of two long pathways that lead in different directions. The yellow and orange background then reminded me of a yellow wood, as heard in the poem "The Road Less Taken". Motherwell influenced me to take my idea and transform his art using the same general concept. I kept my art contemporary as well, used simple colors and simple images to display the same idea.

This was my favorite piece this semester. I enjoyed creating and destroying this artwork with the use of fire. Through the use of research, I found an artist named Steve Spazuk who actually paints with fire. He creates his artwork by holding a candle close to paper and draws with the smoke. He also incorporates stencils where he scrapes images into the soot with feathers and paint brushes to leave a different image behind. His work is very similar to what I did for this project and even though I found him after I created this piece, he still inspires me to use fire some time again in my art! You should check him out, his pieces are actually really cool....!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Pray For Paris

What- Pray for Paris. For the terrorist attacks and the lost of loved ones, a nation that has been loyal and an ally to the United States. Pray for the people and for world peace. 
Why- Terrorist attacks will continue to destroy lives and start war, innocent lives will be lost and important monuments will be destroyed. Pray that Paris, as well as the rest of the world, will find peace and stop terrorizing innocent nations.
How- Prayer!! The whole world needs to pray for peace!!

My hatred towards terrorist attacks have only grown since this project. Hearing the news about Paris, France made me want to contribute in an art piece about how I feel towards the topic. I never got the chance to tell Paris how I feel because I don't live there. Pray for Paris!

Monday, December 7, 2015

These were my favorite pieces in the Museum :) I really liked the painting of Jesus and his followers. The white background makes the paint look clear and 'pop'. I also liked the shape the artist used for this piece. Jesus is the central focus with an even number of two people beside Him. My favorite piece was the "Two Figures" it reminded me of a poem called the road less traveled by because the black "figures" look like two roads in a yellow wood. The next picture is a statue I saw outside... I thought his facial expression and pose looked funny because its almost like he's complaining about something. And finally, my reaction to the last piece was amazement. I love the meaning behind the artwork and how clean and crisp it looks. Using glass and white clothe makes it look so pure and beautiful.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Non-Traditional Material

~If We Burn You Burn With Us~
For my non traditional material I used candle wax and fire. My idea was to make the mocking jay symbol from the famous series, The Hunger Games. My favorite book from the series was the second, Catching Fire. In Catching Fire, Katniss, the main character, is seen as a symbol for winning the Hunger Games. Her symbol is the Mockingjay pin and she is called the girl on fire. I thought making a stencil out of the Mockingjay pin would be an awesome start. Once I got started on that I thought of different materials I could use to "paint" it on. Wax first came to mind because its somewhat easy to work with and it stays packed on. I used orange wax for the entire base but thought it needed more. Then I burned red and yellow crayons and dripped them over the orange base to create a more elaborate look. After all that was done I still thought something was missing..... FIRE. I wanted to burn my piece because of the Catching Fire symbol. After the bottom edges were burned and there were burn marks all up the sides of the board, I thought it was perfect... :)

Friday, October 30, 2015

post modern princicples

For my post modern principles, I used play-doh to demonstrate different ideas/principles. The first picture demonstrates "text". I rolled out different lengths of play-doh and created the words faith and saves. Then I put faith vertically and saves horizontally. Now it reads faith saves in the shape of a cross.
For my second principle, I demonstrated "hybridity".  I made your favorite animal the zonkey!! Which is obviously a hybrid between a zebra and a donkey.
For my third post modern principle, I wanted to incorporate juxtaposition. You didn't capture a picture of it but my idea was to make scissors out of play-doh. This is juxtaposition because everyone knows soft items cannot cut through paper! :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

"The Best Art Supply Store Doesn't Sell Art Supplies"

  • What if you didn't need any store for art supplies? Like using juice for watercolor or sticks outside for a sculpture? 
This bear is made out of pine needles.. I love the idea of making animals out of something you can find in the wilderness.
  •  Another cool idea is using noodles to sculpt a face. Noodles (when cooked) are smooth and easily bendable. Sculpting something with them would be incredibly easy...

    • What if a bird could be made out of feathers? That would be interesting because it would look so realistic considering birds have feathers...
      • Carving books or burning books to create another aspect of art is so fascinating because it's something unexpected. You wouldn't think destroying a book would have anything to do with art until you see the final piece.  

      • Using wax is one of my favorites... melting wax can create a sculpture or even be used for paint. Different types of art can be made out of wax, one of my favorites is the melted crayon art, which has become very popular over the years.

Friday, October 9, 2015

my favorite post modern principles

Interaction of text and image is one of my favorite post modern principles. The idea of a picture and text coming together to interplay between two elements is great for things like ads, commercials, logos, and banners. It is simple, and to the point where the viewer can understand the meaning and appreciate the combination. 
Hybridity is also another interesting concept where today's artists see the continuity of their bodies of work as the themes they explore, rather than the particular media they use. Two concepts can come together to work as one main idea. Many artists routinely incorporate various media into their pieces, whatever is required to fully investigate the subject.

The term juxtaposition is useful in helping students to discuss the familiar shocks of contemporary life in which images and objects from various realms and sensibilities come together in intentional clashes or in random happenings. I like juxtaposition because it is interesting to see what two opposites can come together to create a different perspective on objects.