Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011


1) I'm the only one in my class that's using this awkward blogger. Sweeeeettttttttt
2) My art book is the study of crows. Yeah, that's right. I said it. CROWS. Who knew birds would be my Achilles' heel? I've been observing these harbingers of bad news for some time. I like to draw them, even if it looks like a bunch of scribbles. Maybe I should work on that...

The nails were tapping, it was so wonderful.

Look! I have fingers! Also, this is more of the design for the book.


Pocket Shrine

Well, there I am-- confined into a kitchen matches box. 
I used toothpicks to make a brooklyn-bridge-look-alike, and then used some cord to show the cables on the bridge. I also put a negative strip of a self-portrait assignment, and made a wire star. Then a shell hung on wire. Last but not least, there's a little Jade collaged in the back of the box.
I put the shell in my shrine because I simply love the sea. I feel the most connected to the sea... or rather large bodies of water. I'm just fascinated that such a heavy mass can be so light in small portions. 
I also put a copper star in my pocket shrine because when I write music or poetry, I always tend to look at the stars. I find the galaxies and the cosmos the most amazing things on the planet.

52 Faces.

This is a semsester-long project, focusing on "defacing" a pack of 52 cards and making it our own. We're using these cards (in my opinion) showing our progression of how we see things throughout the semester. I think it's a cool way to see how you used to think and then how you think now.
Here is my first 5:
My first card! I decided to cut on the cards because the sharpie wasn't working. (And I've always wanted to cut on these cards!)

Second card! I liked the idea of the wrapping wire, so I started sewing on the cards. 

My third card. (The ugly cousin.) Same idea as the second card, but instead of cord, I used wire. 


I always look at the 9 of spades as a skull. 

Art 21: Gabriel Orozco

I personally really enjoyed Gabriel Orozco's work, because he experimented and he played with materials. He observed his environment and that influenced his work. Orzoco let the world influence him, and created really interesting pieces, such as the Ping Pong Pond table. Orzoco experiments in every material and what he produces is amazing.
I also liked that he didn't have a studio. He said that the studio becomes a solitude-like place and then that's where you forget the world. I also agree, but I do have to admit-- it's wonderful to have your own space where you could do whatever you want!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

100 Things

1) The Brooklyn Bridge
2)3-D Configurations.
3)Where my roots are.
4) The female figure.
5) Infrastructures.
6) Galaxies and cosmos. Just space in general.
7)Words with double syllables.
8) People's reactions.
9) People's eyes.
10) Where people sit in public places.
11) Distinction between wrong and right.
12) Perspectives.
13) Community.
14) Bi-normal (or nomial?) notes.
15) The essence of beauty
16) Whales.
17) The sea.
18) Union square.
19) Cliques.
20) Neuroscience.
21) Biology
22) Old books.
23) My Grandparent's house.
24) Empire state building.
25) Oranges.
26) Conveying the right message.
27) Sheep.
28) Medieval Art
29) Poetry
30) Home.
31) Sand.
32) Jellyfish
33) Shells.
34) Nature.
35) Owl's eyes.
36) Topography maps.
37) Doctor who.
38) Art.
39) The declaration of the Artist.
40) Considering who is an artist.
41) Railways.
42) Alleyways.
43) Dark days.
44) Abandoned places.
45) names.
46) Prolific vs. Laziness
47) Molding Sandwiches.
48) Totoro
49) Bauhaus.
50) The Old West.
51) Shadows.
52) 18th Century.
53) 19th Century.
54) Alexander McQueen's innovation.
55) Clogs
56) Europe.
57) Cities.
58) Leonardo DaVinci
59) Galileo
60) The G-sharp chromatic scale.
61) When the night sky looks like powdered sugar on a velvet blanket.
62) Paper.
63) Inks.
64) Diane Arbus.
65) People.
66) Historiography.
67) Coney Island.
68) Space Needle.
69) lol.
70) Collages.
71) Patterns.
72) The smell of winter.
73) Dead silence.
74) Absolutes.
75) Robins.
76) The absence of Pigeons.
77) The absence of the Subway.
78) Spider's webs.
79) Quinky-dinks.
80) Cancer.
81) Guitars.
82) Matches.
83) The creation of life.
84) Fire.
85) If Noah was actually in a whale or a submarine.
86) Puppies.
87) Teas.
88) Japanese things.
89) Trinkets.
90) Swag.
91) Rabbit's ears.
92) The fur inside a cat's ear.
93) Fireworks.
94) The sound barrier.
95) Calculating the speed of light.
96) Trees.
97) Circumstances.
98) Chances.
99) Change.
100) Who I am.

John Cage's Game Theory

The piece I picked from John Cage's Game Theory is his piece, Arch (Rainbow). He used what seems to be wood scraps to create an arch with several different painted wood pieces. I was attracted to this piece because I enjoyed the shadows that this object created.
The four relationships I had to focus on while analyzing this piece was chance, strategy, participation and play.
John Cage's Arch (Rainbow) is a daring piece, because he uses non-linear wood scraps to create some sort of a rainbow. Using wood was obviously a risk/chance that he made, because if John Cage wanted a realistic rainbow, he would have used wood that was linear and would have done something that really looked like a rainbow. However, because he used wood in a non-linear way, he was able to abstract the idea of a rainbow.
Also with this piece, his strategy was to be completely abstract and also kind of play with the material wood.