Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Art Journal

My topic that I randomly picked were Hope and Your favorite holiday. I decided to do my favorite holiday only because, I'm not to sure what could make for Hope. These layers consists of tissue paper, newspaper, acrylic paint, oil pastel, and water color. On the left are representing the presents under the tree, and obviously the Christmas tree is on the right side.

Artist develop Art making skills
Did you learn new techniques or processes as part of the work for this project?
Did you gain skill with familiar materials?
Yes I learned how to use tissue paper in this way. Such as how to make it stick to the paper, etc. Learned that art can be made with different materials in layers. Lots of layers!!! I think I gained more skill with acrylic paint because, I never used paint that much. However this time I think I nailed it!!!!

Artists communicate through their work
What is the artwork intended to say?
What issues are you examining through your artwork?
How is this art work about who you are or what you like?
My artwork is intended to say that Christmas is my favorite holiday and time of year. And I'm pretty sure it's with a lot of people as well. Some issues I'm just now noticing is that I was going to make ribbons on the presents but I guess I forgot. Making mistakes is the only way to succeed in the future. This artwork is what I like (reasons have already stated in the post).

Monday, June 2, 2014

Land art

Land Art Series 
Artists Create Original Art 
How do you use your own unique ideas in your work? 
Did you use a source for inspiration, then combine it with your own ideas to make it original?

A good example of this would be the hangman piece and the crab. Before class that day me and my friend were playing hangman at the end of class. During class I decided to be a hangman board/set out of leaves, I  wasn't sure if it would look good or not. I think it turned out pretty well. 

My other piece (crab) was inspired by someone talking about Mr.Krabs in spongebob. Then I decided to make a crab out those leaves as well. My land art isn't probably as good as anyone else's. However I am a very busy person when I'm not in art class. 

Artist Reflec 
When did you take a step back and analyze your work during this project? 
Did you consider your ideas before you tried them? 
I took a step back when I was in the process of making other pieces. But then I thought they wouldn't be fun to look at or observe. It wasn't original it was really plain and basic. 
These are the bad ones:  
  Yeah that was terrible.
No, I did not consider my ideas before I tried them. As you can see I sort of rushed through them, I didn't my time. If I could do it again, I most definitely would've.