Sunday, February 23, 2014

Snapshot #2

5. Artist collaborate.
-Try new things

Did someone help you understand important information or inspire you? 

Yes, I was actually inspired to make this project when Mr. Sands was showing a PowerPoint of ideas in understanding Appropriation concepts better. In one of the power points there was the use of a Barbie in one of the pieces of art, so I was challenged to expirement with ideas that may work well with the word Barbie, and I figured to make a pepsi logo with a Barbie twist and call it 'barbsi' and it worked!

6. Artists solve problems
-try alternative solutions
-use mistakes as learning opportunities

How did you respond to the challenges that occurred as you worked?

I responded to multiple challenges in my work. When I was working on the 'barbsi' logo, which was suppost to be similar to a pepsi can, but also with a touch of girly/Barbie color to give me the 'barbsi' product, I was challenged to make the logo of the 'barbsi' can as similar to the pepsi logo as I could. Throughout beg fining the logo, I realized that it was going to be extremely challenging to make the logo with fine lines, which I could not do by the usage of paint brushes. Instead, I learned to figure out that using a mechanical pencil would be the best alternative solution in making the logo as fine and detailed as I could possibly make it by using the given materials I was able to use, which were mechanical pencils and acrylic paint.

7. Artist Reflect.
-analyze and work progress

When did you step back and analyze your work during this project? 

I was able to self reflect and analyze my work many times throughout this project. I did in the beggining, when I was challenged what type of logo and what colors to use. I also analyzed this project during the middle of the project when I was able to find an alternative solution to painting the 'barbsi' logo, and also I was able to analyze it at the end of the project to see if I could touch up and add more details to the entire thing to give it more of a girly touch to it, in order to tie in the 'barbsi' logo/appropriation concept more.

Snapshot #1

1. Artists create original art.
-think creatively
-develop original ideas

Did you use a source of inspiration, then combine it with your own ideas to make it original? 

-Answering both questions I did find a source of inspiration for this appropriation project. I saw a Barbie dollar bill, and thought maybe I should incorporate the usage of barbi in my pepsi can, to make a new, original product called 'barbsi' a meld of both Barbie and pepsi into my appropriation idea. I then colored the can like a Pepsi bottle but then used girly colors to make if more like 'barbsi'. 

2. Artists develop art making skills
-learn techniques and processes
-explore media

Did you gain skill with familiar materials? 
I think I have gained a considerable amount of skill when using paint. Considering I had to make a logo for the 'barbsi' idea, it wasn't easy painting in the letters with a brush, so I made up my own technique of dabbing paint onto the letter and defining the letter with a regular mechanical pencil, which allowed me to have much more precision on the detail of the letters and it looked much more neat than it would have if I had used only brushes to paint the logo.

4. Artists take risks 
-try new things/experiment 

Did you try something you weren't sure of at the beginning of this project?

Yes, at first I wasn't sure how to incorporate the idea of 'barbsi' but after some thought I figured out a way to make it seem feminine but also alike the pepsi soda cans themselves. I would say I took a huge risk in this project because I  started it not knowing the ability and skill I was able to have in order to make my work as detailed and neat as possible. Throughout the project I improvised by using a mechanical pencil rather than a paint brush to make the paint on the logo of 'barbsi' as neat and detailed as I liked. And I'm very satisfied with it!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bryant Holsenback

-Who is she? 

She is an environmental artist who specializes in sculpture. Also, she is able to utilize materials that are more difficult to use, such as plastic bags, metal, and fabrics. 

-What are your expectations? 

I have very open minded expectations, considering I think this type of art is really interesting.

-How do you think the project will go?

I think the project will be very fun, but I'm not sure how well my sculpture peice will turn out.

-What animal are you making, and why? 

I am choosing to make a jaguar because the body if it isn't too difficult to make, and it's also a cool looking animal in general.

I would say my favorite work of hers I have seen so far would be...

& my animal looks like... 


-How did your expectations line up?

I wasn't able to find fabric that made a leapard so instead I made it with striped cloth into an Allie Cat. I was actually really pleased with how it turned out. I thought it was going to be really bad. 

-What were some of the struggles you had with the piece and how did you work it out? 

I had a bit of a struggle with finding the right cloth and getting it to take the right form with the animals legs, so I just improvised and changed animals. 

-What were some of the successes in pieces in your art?

I was very pleased with the outcome of the face and the color of the fabric I used. I also enjoyed the elasticity of my fabric so I did not have to use yarn over my piece.

I do not have any photos in progress but here's the finished product!

Hope you enjoyed it! I sure did!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Word project!

This was for a project using words, which is pretty awesome, so there's that. 


This was for a tension project, pretty cool I'd say!