Monday, May 2, 2011

IH crit

Our Inflatable was a space ship crashing into a pyramid. I had many distinct shapes and many odd shapes that were needed to make the idea come in fruition. The process was very tedious and we hit snags along the way like the process we were going to use and the sealing of each piece. 

On a scale of 1 to 4 I would rate our finished product a 4 because we ended with a beautiful form that would inflate well. I also believe when the day came we had a great out come and that people enjoyed what we created.

I feel we could have done more if we were to have sped up on deciding but either way I have had a great time working with these guys and would work with them again if the time comes again.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Big Idea proposals

I had to go back to the drawing board and figure out some new ideas.
Remember the Lost
One Idea was to drawing a markmaking idea I have always had on a larger scale and linking it to a story that I have behind the design. I will use pastels Bristol and Masonite as my mediums. The three people that beach component drawn will represent will be my Grandmother, one of my team mates who was like a brother, and my mother.

The second
My next one is also a mark making project that is supposed to represent the feelings of how I learned to deal with the loss of my chance to play sports due to injury. I will use pastels, Bristol, and Masonite as a medium for this one also to bring out the color and contentment that I felt when I learned to deal with my problem.

The Next Big

My last idea is to make a sculpture out of my old sports items including things I used when I was injured. I will place them in a way that shows how my recovery from injury went and how I felt after.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lecture 9 Assignment

lecture homework assigned April 15
Reading Assignment: In The Making: Choosing a Mission: pg.281-321 (Victoria Vesna, Wenda Gu, Tony Oursler, and Mariko Mori)
Writing Assignment:
The Dia Art Foundation's second artists' project for the world wide web, begun in 1995, was created by the Russian emigrant artist team Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid. The Most Wanted paintings, as well as the Least Wanted paintings, reflect the artists' interpretation of a professional market research survey about aesthetic preferences and taste in painting. Intending to discover what a true "people's art" would look like, the artists, with the support of the Nation Institute, hired Marttila & Kiley, Inc. to conduct the first poll. In 1994, they began the process which resulted in America's Most Wanted and America's Least Wanted paintings, which were exhibited in New York at the Alternative Museum under the title "People's Choice."
Copy and paste into blog post and answer the questions in Komar and Melamid's survey about painting preferences. After you have finished, answer the following questions in thoughtful, paragraphs in your blog post:
1. Do you think that your answers are similar or different from most Americans? In what ways are they similar, and different? I feel they are different because I look at things more openly then most people and try to understand things deeper than most. I mean don't get me wrong but my since of Art just is different than the standard.

 2. Which questions do you think would be the most helpful if one was using market research to design new paintings for sale? What questions would you ask differently, or leave out entirely? I feel the questions on color shades and types of content help while the general information questions hindered the survey

3. Would this work? Why or why not? I feel the survey would not work because as an Artist my art is meant to connect my life to whatever I am creating.


What is your favorite color?
How important is the appearance or design of the following products in your decision to purchase the product?
new car:      very       -somewhat-      not very      not at all
underwear:       -very-       somewhat      not very      not at all
tv set:       -very-       somewhat      not very      not at all
winter coat:       very       somewhat      -not very-      not at all
What is your 2nd favorite color?
"When you select pictures, photographs, or other pieces of art for your home, do you find you lean more toward modern or more toward traditional styles?"
"If you had to choose from the following list, which type of art would you say you prefer?"
Which of the following statements applies to you more?
"When choosing pictures, photographs, or other art for my home, I usually try to select pieces that fit into the general decor of my home"
-"When choosing pictures, photographs, or other art for my home, I focus on whether or not I like the piece"-
Would you say you prefer older objects or newer objects to collect or decorate you home?
older objects
-newer objects-
"Would you say that you prefer seing paintings of wild animals, like lions, giraffes, or deer, or that you prefer seeing paintings of domestic animals, like dogs, cats or other pets?"
-wild animals-
domestic animals
"In general, would you rather see paintings of outdoor scenes or would you rather see paintings of indoor scenes?"
Which of the following outdoor scenes appeals to you the most?
Paintings of:
"lakes, rivers, & oceans"
fields & rural scenes
houses & buildings
Which season would you most like to see depicted in a painting?
Which of the following types of indoor scenes appeals to you most?
still life paintings of/domestic scenes with:
household objects
Do you tend to prefer paintings that are related to religion or those that are not related to religion? I tend to like non religious paintings
Which of the following statements is closest to your view?
-"Paintings should ideally serve some higher goal, such as challenging their viewers to think about art or life in a different way than they normally do."-

"Paintings don't necessarily have to teach us any lessons, but can just be something a person likes to look at."
Which of the following statements is closest to your view?
-"I prefer paintings that are realistic-looking: the more they resemble a photograph, the better"-
"I prefer paintings that are different-looking if they're very realistic, I might as well be looking at a photography"
"Do you prefer paintings that exaggerate the dimensions or reality of objects we already know, or ones that feature imaginary objects which have no connection to everyday life?" I prefer the exaggerated pieces.
"Do you prefer seeing bold, stark designs or more playful, whimsical designs?" I prefer more playful works
Do you tend to favor paintings with sharp angles or ones with soft curves? I favor curves to angles
"Which patterns do you like better: geometric patterns or more random uneven patterns?" geometric patterns
"Do you like to see expressive brush-strokes on the canvas, or do you prefer that the surface of the canvas be smooth, more like a photograph?" I prefer expressive
Do you like to see colors blend into each other or do you like it when different colors are kept apart? I like it when they are kept apart
"Every color has a wide range of shades. Take the color blue, for example. An artist can use a bright, vibrant shade of blue, like a royal blue, a pale, muted shade of blue, like light blue, or a darker tone of blue, like dark or midnight blue. In general, which would you say that you prefer? when the artist uses more vibrant shades, paler shades, or darker shades of color?" I prefer darker shades
"In general, do you enjoy paintings that have a more serious or a more festive mood?" I prefer a festive mood
"And how about the painting itself - do you like it to be busy and contain lots of people or objects, or do you like it to be as simple as possible?" I would like it to be simple
How about the size of paintings: do you prefer larger paintings or smaller paintings?
-dishwasher size-
full-size refridgerator
full wall
"19"" television"
a magazine
paperback book
"Some paintings are of famous historical figures and others are of more ordinary people. Do you generally prefer paintings of famous people, or ones of more ordinary paintings." famous people
"If you prefer famous people, do you prefer figures from a long time ago, like Lincoln or Jesus, or more recent figures, like John F. Kennedy or Elvis Presley?" Jesus or Lincoln
"Do you prefer paintings which are predominantly of children, of women, or of men, or doesn't it matter?" Women
"Thinking back to the paintings of people that you have like in the past, for the most part were the figure working, at leisure, or were they posed portraits?" working
"Which do you think you like better, a painting of one person or of a group of people?" one person
"And from what you've seen, would you say that you prefer paintings in which the person or people are nude, partially clothed or fully clothed?" fully clothed
If you were given the choice of a gift - a sum of money or a piece of art that you genuinely like and which was of equal value to the money, which would you choose? I would choose the Art
Which one of the following would be most important to you in deciding how much money you would spend on a painting?
the size of the piece
the fame of the artist
the medium, such as oil or watercolor
the degree to which you like the painting
-whether you think it will increase in value-
What is the most amount of money you would consider spending on a piece of art you really like? I don't know because I have no money but if I did maybe 5 to 6 thousand if I was well off
"For each of the following names, indicate if your impressions of that artist's work are very favorable, favorable, or very unfavorable. Some of these artists are not very well known, so if you have never heard of someone, or don't know enough about their work to have an opinion, just say so."
Pablo Picasso favorable
Norman Rockwell I don't know him
Jackson Pollockfavorable
Salvador Dali favorable
Leroy Neiman favorable
Claude Monet unfavorable
Rembrandt unfavorable
Andy Warhol Favorable
Georgia O'Keefe unfavorable
"If you could pick one type of person you'd most enjoy having dinner with, would you choose an artist, a television or movie actor, an author, or a sports star?" I would choose and Artist
"How often, on average, would you say that you go to art museums - more than two times a year, one or two times a year, less than once a year, or not at all? more than two times a year
The following are some reasons people have given in the past as to why they do not go to art museums more often. For each reason, please tell whether it is a major reason why you do not go to musuems more often, a minor reason, or not a reason at all:
1. there is not an art museum in my area:  major  minor   -not a reason-
2. I do not have enough spare time: -major-  minor   not a reason
3. I don't feel comfortable in art museums because I don't know alot about art: major  minor   -not a reason-
4. the cost of admission is too expensive: major  -minor-   not a reason
5. I simply don't enjoy looking at art: major  minor   -not a reason-
Would you favor or oppose spending more money in federal taxes than we do on the arts? oppose
Some works of art are displayed in public places. Do you think that average citizens should or should not have a say in determining which works of art are appropriate to be displayed in public? Out of respect for art no people have no say in what an artist should do
"When it comes to most political issues, do you think of yourself as a liberal, a conservative, or a moderate? If moderate, do you think of yourself as being closer to being liberal or being conservative?" N/A I am not very politically active
Which of the following income categories includes your total family income in 1992 before taxes? N/A
What is your gender? Male

Saturday, April 16, 2011

SRL Lecture Assignment

 Survival Research Laboratories is not the art we do of course I could be counted as the art of science for the study of motion to the motionless and can help further the work an animator does. They do not meet the ideals of an contemporary artist. I think what they do is great to see if you like robot wars. I mean no disrespect to them in anyway but what they do is more of a science than contemporary art. I feel like they would be of great help to an animator though.

There work opens new worlds for animation. It allows for ways to make things of fantasy to be real. You can make an animatronic dragon. You can make its breath fire and walk. Its because of people like them. They help us further what we wish to do with our works.

SRL is like the the Disney and universal studios creatures without the outer foam skin. They just work with the gears and actually cause damage. Disney and Universal doesn't intend to use their projects to do so. The tweak the wiring to be more stationary than mobile. SRL uses mobile and remote control animetronics.

They are just young guys playing around with the toys they make. The don't promote violence they just critique it. They just don't know how bad things could go for them if they do not watch what they do. They just have fun with what they do because its what they love just like art is what we love. They just create and don't think. Some people just don't like it and It is not a reason for them to criticize what they do so harshly.

SRL's audience are the people and children who like what they do. The stage their work in Amsterdam because that is a place like Las Vegas. Its a city of sin and is know for the bad. It is a city full of shows, sex, and other things of that sort. They know people there will like to see the show and draw in more of a crowd than any other place.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lecture prints

These photos are meant to compare the body to natural land components.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Exquiset Corps photos

Beautiful Helicopters dancing with lazy pigs
Luminessant body is hillarious fluffy terrier
Fuzzy bettle glancing at beautiful lizard