Monday, December 14, 2015

Print Project

This project was a combination of the print project and the art museum project.  I took this off of the abstract pieces in the art museum and showed them through printing.  The first picture isn't off a specific piece, it was just inspired through abstract.  The second picture is based off the painting in the museum that looked like a map. So I made a print that looked like streets.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Trip to the art museum

Art 3 adventured out to the art museum to get inspired for our next project, here Zoe and I were forced to take a picture to the most expensive piece in the collection.

 First the one i hated the most, I did not understand this piece at all and am pretty confident that I could make the exact same piece.  I don't think that this shows talent in an individual.

Next my favorite one.  I thought this one was cool because it was a layering of maps and words of a city.  I thought it was interesting because it's ordered chaos.  It looks chaotic with no matter but when you get closer you realize its several maps layered on top of each other and it's an ordered layout of cities towns and streets.

 Finally I don't know if this really qualifies as looking at it twice to understand it but when I first saw it I kinda just glanced at it and wasn't really looking and at first I thought it was a smaller statue of the winged victory in the Louve in Paris. But when I looked at it again I noticed it was completely different.  But I still like the idea that it's kinda based off it in look.

Final non-traditional art

And here we see the ever stylish Fred the Ford modeling the finished non traditional art project.  I thought it would be really cool to put the huge air freshener in the car like it was a normal one you would get at the store.  Oh and go cocks 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Non Traditional Art Material

For this project I decided to make a big car freshener that you could hang like over a building instead of in a car.  I haven't finished the project but I used cardboard and paper to make the tree itself.  Using the paper and glue I covered the cardboard which was very messy.  I then used spray paint to color the tree red.  Then creating stencils I used glitter to make the writing for the tree which was even more messy.  My next steps for this project is to use yarn or some sort of rope and hang it in the courtyard.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Post Modern Principle

Carrying on from the last project of essential question I finally finished my painting of downtown Apex. It just worked out that it fit the next project of Post Modern Principle as Artist Steal.  I stole the painting technique of Van Gogh's Starry Night but instead painted downtown Apex. It only took a little over a month but in the end I'm so happy with how this turned out in the end.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

The best art supply store doesn't sell art supplies

Sometimes the most creative and coolest pieces of art, are made of stuff other then paint and other conventional art materials.  Don't get me wrong I love using paint as much as the next art student, but sometimes it's fun to break out of the normal art supplies and create art with other items that other people haven't experimented with yet.  Yes using unconventional art materials can be risky and could result in disaster, but why be safe with charcoal or paint, when you can have way more fun outside the art supplies box.

For example 2 of my projects in art 2 didn't use art supplies.  The first one was a portrait of Sands made entirely out of red solo cups.  The other one was a zonkey made with concrete, sticks, and cardboard.

 Why have a boring dinosaur when you can make one out of balloons?

Or Mona Lisa out of peanut butter and jelly?

Maybe Ice Cube made out of Ice Cubes?

All in all I think its better to take risks and be creative with unconventional art supplies rather than being a boring art student stuck using paint and other fine art supplies.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Olivia Gude

Olivia Gude's article on post modern principles explains that people in art need to be taught the different elements and principles to be an artist.  In my opinion I don't think art teachers should teach anything really in art except the materials you can use, and how they are used.  I do like the postmodern techniques such as juxtaposition and layering, and I think they should be taught in school, but more shown examples of what they are and how to do them, then forcing the class to make a piece of art incorporating it.  The whole idea of art, is to make something that means something to you and something you enjoy doing to relax or for pure enjoyment.

Monday, October 5, 2015

No ears were cut off in the making of this project

So originally my question was what is plagiarism, and I decided to copy the style of Van Gogh, specifically his style in starry night.  I decided to go further in the idea of plagiarism and trace the outline of downtown Apex, and paint that in the style of starry night.  I did not plan however, that it would take as long as it has been taking.  Painting with small strokes is very time consuming especially with lots of different colors.  I really like the way it looks though and it so happens to be the next project is artist steal so my project conveniently transfers over to the next one, and if I have time I will do another piece for the new project.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Is Art Without Meaning Decoration?

I don't think that art without meaning is decoration, nobody makes art that doesn't have a meaning, it always has a purpose of why it's made or an idea that created it.  By having an idea or an inspiration for a piece of work than it has a meaning.  Look at work by Picasso, his geometric designs look like they have no meaning but does that mean his work is just decoration like wall art? Or graffiti, it might look like it doesn't have meaning but usually the artist has a hidden message that means something to him/her.  One can physically not make a piece of art without having inspiration behind it that creates a meaning to art.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Senior Year Project 1

The element I used for this project was a mix of value and color, I used different colors but also used to different shades/values of blue to make this painting.  We were told to use a median we were comfortable/used to using so I originally started by using oil pastel.  And Mr. Sands being Mr. Sands threw me a canvas one day and said I should try oil pastel on a canvas, but the problem was the canvas isn't a smooth surface so the oil pastel didn't nicely get into all the crevices and dents of the canvas.  So I tried using baby oil on top of the pastels which helped not only blend the oil pastels really well but also let it get into all the cracks.  My next problem I faced was the baby oil never dried on the canvas because it couldn't soak in so I used baby powder to soak up the oil.  Finally I wanted clean edges on the side of the painting so I used acrylic paint for the sides.  So overall my median was oil pastels, baby oil, baby powder, and paint.  I choose the subject because I have always loved the Appalachian Mountains in Asheville and Boone and always thought it was so cool that the mountains appear blue in photographs, so I wanted to recreate one of my favorite scenes so no matter where I go to college I can always be reminded of something I love.