Hard to do something that is not justified in anything
Indulgent about painting
Unique mark making
Inspired by the city
Doesn't realize it
Hiding and exposing
She doesn't seem like that confident of an artist
Her work space seems fairly large and full of materials and art books
Has a view of Manhattan from her window
In this piece that she did I like the soft color tones and slow fade. The sharp angles and soft circles juxtaposed on each other also make it beautiful. Most of her work seems to be in large scale and this could be because she has a large space to work with which also makes me think that if I worked in a larger room would my work be larger? I doubt it but it's and interesting concept.
Artist Chuck Close Notes To Self
He had a monkey!
Don't look at parameters that don't apply
Inspiration is for amateurs
Uses is disabilities
No one gets anywhere without help
Everyone needs to feel special
Can get past difficulties
Break down a huge problem
Someone worse off than you
In the short show we were quickly able to see a painting move from an erect position to a sideways position by a machine (that I assume was holding it from party behind). He uses these types of machines to make up for his disabilities but he also uses his disabilities for inspiration for his art work. His art space was also "his" in a way that it fit him like a mold; everything had to placed in specific places and heights, because there is only so much that he can access.
Every week we are going to be assigned a square with a theme or topic on the other side. We can use any material and there aren't many limitations or restrictions. My topic today was "electronic". I thought about how electronics are every where around us today and so commonly used. Are they they controlling us?
When I was younger I worked with clay, paper, paint, pencil, and a lot more. Pencil, I thought was the only material that I was successful in until I reached Beaver. In Beaver I have learned to work with tons of materials and was able to discover that I was able to work with them as well. Most of my work was 2D but the more I worked with different materials the more 3D my artwork became. For senior studio I only have a two small ideas on what I want to do and how I want to do it. One of them is with color blind images, glow in the dark paint, and fluorescent paint. The other one I have to research more to see what materials I can use, in which case I might need help finding/working with. When it comes to artists I have and old fashioned taste: John Singer Sargent, Michelangelo, and Vincent van Gogh. It amazes me on their processes and techniques.
In this project I was continuing my theme of evolution through time (past, present, and future). I used found organic material, paper cut outs of past animals and plants, drawings on paper towel of futuristic animals, and a human skull drawn from Sharpie in the middle.
Although I didn't follow the guidelines fully the project still made my theme and statement come though. In the piece my statement is on the new age of food and how pesticides and genetically modified food is ruining more than just our health.
In this project we were to make a project using different types of stitches that we learned. It had to relate to our theme (Evolution) and contain two different types of stitches. Mine were the running stitch and the backstitch. My project is supposed to relate to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire and make a statement about human rights.