Saturday, June 5, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
For my color and light project I decided to paint on light bulbs. I think it is interesting how whatever you paint looks completely different when the light is turned on. For example, this light bulb I didn't like so much and I thought I overworked it. But when I plugged it in it got much more abstract again and more appealing. I actually would consider doing this more. I found the painting really cool and relaxing, although I would have to find something other than acrylic paint (which starts to smoke and burn when the light gets plugged in!) to use.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
my final project, a portrait of my two late grandparents from hong kong.
in addition, i did a spraypaint stencil of a urinal, perfect for that friday night when you don't know what part of the building to urinate on. So if you see a spray painted urinal around ....
Also, there was a great article in the sunday new york times magazine ... may 9, 2010. it's entitled "just priceless," and describes a piece of "art" -- a black box, in fact -- that, once purchased, resells itself (so a complex black box). Is this art? I think so. I'd say, that in the modern day and age, art is subjective, and art is whatever you want it to be. To some, a piece is art; to some, it is garbage. My standards for art, no doubt, differ from a lot of people's; I do not think that a urinal is art in the traditional sense, but I can see how people would this such. I think this correlates perfectly with the fact that art is an "emotional experience" -- if you feel some sort of emotion, elicit some reaction, then the piece of work is art, to you. But art is like religion -- you believe it, or don't. Art is an opinion, something noone can take away. Subjectiveness, beauty, emotions, opinion -- that, to me, is art.
This is my second headdress, and it was inspired by the Color and Light prompt. I chose to incorporate the idea of ceremony and ritual in this piece through my use of light and shadow created by the cardboard cutouts and transparencies. This eliminates the static quality of a 3d piece and makes it an experience that is both visual and interactive.
Friday, May 14, 2010
I find her work really fabulous: here are some links
and a cool interview about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UBtwWYY4uw
Thanks so much for a fabulous semester. Good luck on finals. and fabulous work everyone!!!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I don't really have a set plan, I think I'll just start drawing and see where it takes me.
So, I decided to make jewellery out of rubbish. I thought this would be interesting because we tend to think of jewellery as being made of precious stones and metals, and I wanted to create adornments out of visually unappealing matter.
My favourite is the cardboard and white foam necklace construction. I made some matching earrings for it. The planes are made out of the boarding pass I flew in on from London, and the other necklace out of different papers - receipts, gum wrappers etc. Finally I made some rough looking rings. At first glance they might be decayed silver or something like that. They're duct tape.
Monday, April 19, 2010
For the material alchemy project, I wanted to explore the source of a material, as opposed to recycling it. Material alchemy makes me think of cooking, and what better example of material alchemy than jello? It turns from powder into a wobbly something, which somehow we've come to accept as normal, and tasty. By putting the jello box into the jello, I wanted to create something absurd and remind us of the very mysterious alchemy behind jello. Moreover, Dan devouring it with only a knife shows how absurd alchemy has become an acceptable form of creating food which is apparently irresistible.