Monday, March 17, 2014

Paper Sculpture

Paper Sculpture

     For the project while Mr. Sands was out, I made a paper sculpture out of origami animals. At first, I was unsure what Mr. Sands wanted by "paper sculpture" since he only left origami paper with which to do so. Well, after making a few animals, I got some construction paper and made a little pond scene out of them that I think turned out very well.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Begining of Time as an Element

Beginning of the Time as an Element Project:

1) I find the idea for my art to be very original. No one else in the class had decided to use flying or airplanes for their project, and the inspiration for it did not come from another project. My decision to use paper airplanes came from the fact that I just liked to watch them fly, swoop, and fall. So I made my project the progression of an airplane's path over time.

2) Through painting the background for my project, I furthered my painting abilities; including understanding of how to make shadows. I knew that clouds would have shadows where they overlap each other, so I wanted to try and make some with grey paint. The method I chose to make them worked well, but I think my grey may have been too dark for shadows. Still, the effect works beyond my expectations.

3) I feel as though there is not much communication in this piece. I was not thinking about trying to illustrate a concept or idea through my painting or my airplanes. Everything about it is fairly straight forward. Though, to be honest, it may not need another motive.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Snap Shot Blog Post 2: Appropriation

Snap Shot Blog 2

3) Artists communicate through their work.
           When I decided to create the Bedsheep, I wanted to get across that sleepy, bed time feel when people looked at it. Which is why I covered the frame in soft fabric, fluffy cotton balls, and a moon and stars pattern most commonly found on pajamas. The work is supposed to give off a very relaxed vibe, which I find to be a very nice state of mind. When you are completely relaxed, all that stress just leaves the body and brings only happy thoughts, which is something I wanted other people to experience.

4) Artists take risks
        Trying to make a model out of wire frame was something completely foreign to me, but it was what I wanted to try, and I did not back down from a challenge. Though it's not as flawless as I wished it to be, I have come out from this project with some more knowledge of the medium tucked away into my artist tool belt.

7) Artists reflect
         After I finished painting on the moon and stars, I stopped to examine how the Bedsheep turned out. It looked a little rough, but I had worked hard with the materials I had, and I think it was the best I could do with my current skill.