Monday, April 7, 2014

Final Product Visualized

Studio Space:

  • Well my project is on my computer so my studio space and my project do not go really hand in hand in terms as installation 
Gallery Space:
  • I imagine having a white TV on the gallery wall with two places to hang headphones underneath it. About 5' in front of the TV would be a white pedestal with the dome that we bought on top of it with the miniature people and props that I used.
The Reality Of My Work In The Gallery
  • TV
  • Headphones
  • Headphone holders
  • Pedestal
    • Attaching dome to pedestal
  • Dome (which we have)
  • How to get my video on the TV
    • CD?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Stephanie Rabins

For the last two weeks of term two Stephanie Rabins came into my English class to help us create a documentary on WWII veterans. Stephanie Rabins is also a great documentarian and has created a video called, "We Take The Train." Here is the link to the video: 

End Of Week Reflection

What Did I Accomplish:

  • Finished video
  • Started on design for gallery space
  • Researched different video artist
  • That after with a video/piece of artwork I become to be unaware of how bad or good the video has become
  • I had a little difficulty with sound and trying to fit the sound with the video because it was somewhat hard to manipulate on the new iMovie because I'm not that used to it
Looking Ahead
  • Finish on how I want the final product to look
  • Make new art

End Of Term Reflection Video

Friday, February 21, 2014

Critique Two

Today we got into groups of three and gave each other feedback about each other's work. Our group was: Sammy, Arjun, and me. The feedback that people gave me were as follows:

  • Keep going in the same direction
  • My organization really has made the project work

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Reaction to Art & Fear, by David Bayles & Ted Orland #2

Conceptual Words:

  • What is the artist trying to achieve? 
  • Does he/she succeed? 
  • Was it worth doing?

Ideas & Technique:

  • Provocative art
  • Challenges
  • Emotional investment
  • Direction to reach
  • Harder to think of that new idea
  • Creating something cool rather than something conceptual/meaningful/intellectual 


  • Copies
  • Art lies embedded in the conceptual leap between places
  • Craft are rules/instructions
  • Perfection

New Work:

  • Evolution of your progress/work
  • Old work shows the important issues or the history of yourself
  • Progression


  • “Nowhere in this book does the dreaded C-word appear” Pg. 100


  • “Habits are the peripheral vision of the mind.” Pg. 100
  • Get a lot of bad press because it is something that the artist is comfortable with
  • Habits are imprinted are the all ours?
  • Forgery
  • Habits are style
  • Style is not a virtue

Art & Science:

  • Two separate things
  • Insight
  • Science is control
  • Opposite of math, not one answer
  • Art: Self expression for the world
  • Provocation
  • Driven by inspiration
  • Desperation
  • Relationship
  • Conceptual jumps
  • View point shifts in perspective
  • Self-Reference


  • “The answers you get depend on the questions you ask.” - Thomas Khun Pg. 93
  • “Yes there is a difference between art and craft.” Pg. 97
  • “But is the Mona Lisa really art?” Pg. 97
  • “New work doesn’t make the old work false - it makes it more artificial.” Pg. 99
  • “When your tool is a hammer everything looks like a nail.”
  • “Your growth as the artist is a growth toward fully realizable works - works that become real in full illumination of all the you know. Including all you know about yourself.” Pg. 112

My Side Notes:

  • Some artists don’t challenge themselves, they go the route that is safe and that they know well


  • Is what they are trying to say that it is easier to discover something that already exists? Confused about Pg 96
  • Does it take imaginations to craft?