Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What is our purpose?

Before I created a question, I had to think of different significant words that had an underlying meaning. One of the words that came to mind was useless. What makes us useless? Are people born useless? Are there objects in life that are useless? The more I thought about it, the more I realized that everything is useless until given a purpose. I thought of different examples like how a seed turns into a flower or how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly and how they were once nothing special, but now something beautiful and purposeful. My favorite idea was how an ugly, fat pig turns into delicious, beautiful bacon. I decided to create this image by using colored pencils, paper, scissors, and glue. The bacon now demonstrates how the pig's purpose was to make food.

Monday, September 21, 2015

is art without meaning decoration?

I think that not everyone may interpret the meaning of art in the same way. A piece of artwork is different for everyone who encounters it. What is meaningful and purposeful to one person may have no effect on someone else who viewing the same art. Also, someone who is decorating their home can not physically put emotional value in every single aspect of decorating. For example a lamp is a lamp, you simply pick which one looks or works better, not every single object in an household is going to have a purpose other than to function and/or look pretty. Things like paint, pattern, pictures, paintings, and signs on the wall could have a significant meaning and emotional connection. The picture of the Nana's Kitchen is a sign my Nana has in her kitchen. This decoration has an emotional connection because it was a gift to her from my mother.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The missing piece

For my project, I used shape. I wanted an interesting shape so I cut out a cardboard square and cut triangles out of the sides. I then pasted the cut outs to the other side of the square to make the unique shape I repeated over and over again. The media I used was paint. I wanted to use paint because it was the quickest way to complete this project. Coloring with marker or colored pencils would have taken wayyy too long. Lastly, the subject is the missing piece. I left this piece out manly because Sands told me to, but I realized that it made this piece more unique, the missing piece could make people question why it wasn't included. Different ideas could form about the missing piece. Definitely made this project a little more interesting. :)