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?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Experimenting With Miniature Photography

     For my final project I am working with mini people so I thought I would experiment with miniature photography. I took one of my photos, blurred some of it and sharpened the saturation.

208 Square #6

Paper Boat

Exhibition Formats

Andy Goldsworthy:
       Andy Goldsworthy manipulates objects from nature to create his pieces. If his pieces were in a gallery then they would seem out of contents/place. Part of its beauty is the picture itself and definitely its setting. These pieces interest me because he didn't really manipulate the nature objects in a way that would destroy them or the setting around it. It is a peaceful way of working and could even be left there to compost and deteriorate. For some reason I really like that idea.

Shepard Fairey:
      Shepard Fairly has a lot of political influence and strong opinions. He isn't afraid to show the world his art and opinions even if it involves getting in a bit of trouble. In most of my work I try to have some sort of meaning or story behind it and to me Shepard Fairey's work is the epitome of that. His work would look good in a museum but having it be outside, susceptible to weather, people, and other wear and tear, has more meaning to it. It's putting himself out there.