Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Postmodernism Project

In general the piece is supposed to depict jealousy.  What emotions are brought upon by jealousy.  As the artist I used a clear picture in the center to show this emotion and then other pictures around the border to show correlating emotions that comes along with jealousy.  For example, annoyed, angry, and a little bit of curiosity to invoke the overall emotion of jealousy we feel.  The colors in the background are primary and secondary color landscape.  Because the center point of this piece is so busy I kept the the colors simple to keep the center point as the central focus.

The idea behind this piece was to be able to see what being jealous looks like.  That if someone says something mean or backhanded to you it is usually arising from some type of jealousy.   The words written in ink in background are the things that will most likely bring on jealousy.  The colors are to show rage with red, the mellow yellow you see when it settles a little, and then blue as the sadness that comes afterwards when you are jealous.  The distorted shape that the piece is put on is constructed in this way to show aggression and that "pulling your hair out" feeling you would get from being jealous.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Shape of Time

When you think about talent you don't ever necessarily think about the time in which it arises.  The western mind thinks that if someone is talented and has the ability they will rise to the top no matter when they are performing their skill.  Yet depending on the time period the skill not be needed or appreciated.  Timing and opportunity comes into play even when it comes to talent.  We can easily identify painters such as DiVinci and Michaelangelo because they are extremely talented and their skills fit their time period.  We may not know about less significant artists, yet they can be very talented but their work didn't rise to the top because of the time period they were in.  I found this article to be a thought provoking point on talent and how it can come to be.  It doesn't just hold true for art but for other areas as well.

Post Modernism

What I have gathered from Post Modernism:

  • That it is a collective type of art
  • Bringing all different cultures and realms together
  • Everyone has their own dialect
  • Things aren't supposed to be together somehow work together
  • This idea of making everything imaginary to make everything else seem real (Disneyland)
  • Capitalism has brought different groups together (Coca-cola)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Data Visualization

The thing that I found most fascinating about this video was how data and visuals relate.  When you look at data you don't typically think about art as a component however it is very important part to how we as human beings digest information.  When compiling information it can be difficult just giving a person a piece of paper with words and numbers on it.  This can make it hard for the person to understand and have a deeper understanding of what all this information means.  The tool that visualization gives us is a better comprehension of the data that is placed in front of us.

The last line of video really stuck with me when the last man said along the lines that visualization shouldn't serve as confirmation, yet as a picture.  So what I took away from this is that we should still question visualization, not always allowing it to be the end all be all.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


In the first arrangement it is noticeable that the larger sheet of paper is more of a blue, cool tone versus the white piece of paper on top that has a touch of rosiness to it.  When I changed the lighting I noticed that the two pieces almost adopted the previous color of the other paper.  The larger paper had a yellow, red tint while the smaller paper had a gray, bool color to it.

Photo 1                                                              Photo 2

Monday, January 30, 2017

Baltimore Museum of Art

As soon as I saw this sculpture my eye was instantly drawn to it.  I knew exactly who the artist was, Edgar Degas.  When I was 14 I went to the Smithsonian Art Museum and fell in love with his art work.  I, myself am a dancer and was drawn to his focus of ballerinas.  I love this sculpture because it depicts the character, posture, and persona of a ballerina.  Degas is able to capture the mood in this sculpture.


When I walked into the modern art section of the museum (to be honest not my favorite) this sculpture caught my eye.  My eye was drawn to the color and size.  I thought the idea of lips was an interesting idea to try and bring to life.  I appreciated this piece of art because of the ability for it to change as you walked around it.  Depending on where you are standing no one has the same point of view or same experience.

One of my favorite types of art are paintings and more specifically landscapes or paintings that tell a story.  What I liked about this painting is the calming feeling it gave me.  I think the colors chosen: blue, green, and purple give that affect of a relaxing scene.  I could tell the detail precision, and detail the artist put into this peace.  This painting had me absorbed into it and made me feel like I was in the painting and experiencing it.