Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wearable Art

For this project I made two clay peices as a part of a necklace. In this project we were suppost to make wearable art that told a story, in my wearable art the story is engraved in the art itself. It says 'love is love' and 'equality for all' in the two peices. Also, the two peices together make an equals sign which symbolizes equality, another part of the story of this peice. 

Artists Collaborate:

If I had to rate myself out of 4 in terms of how well I shared ideas and knowledge, or got help, I would rate myself a 3.5 because I asked for help a lot in terms of how I should color both sides of the peice to show simplicity of the message I was trying to convey. I also received helpful feed back from some people I have asked also.

Artists Solve Problems:

If I had to rate myself out of 4 in terms of how well I tried to use my mistakes as learning opportunities I would give myself a 4 because I origionally wanted my peice/necklace to be much larger, but I kept messing up which made it get smaller and smaller. In the final outcome of the peice I really enjoyed the sizing of the peice. I also really liked how the words came out, besides that I messed up on some of the letters, it made it look more origional. 

Here is the final product! Both sides.


Artists Create Origional Art:

If I had to rate myself out of 4 in terms of how well I thought creatively and debeloped origional ideas I would give myself a 3.5 because in my peice I broke one of them on purpose to make it look more textured in the components of 'relief' work. I also think I thought origionally since I made very abstract, origional lines in my peice.

Artists Develop Art Making Skills:

If I had to rate myself out of 4 in terms of how well I learned new techniques and processes I would give myself a 4 because throughout the process of trying to give texture/relief to both of these peices I used the back of a dish scrubber for texture rather than the regular clay tools. I found this to have worked much better.

Also, here's the two peices together! & there is an extra photo of one of the peices to show the relief work in better lighting.

Famous Sculptor

Clement Meadmore:

Born: February 9,1929
Deceased: April 19, 2005

Clement Meadmore is from Melbourne, Australia. He studied Industrial Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He later moved to Sydney Australia, and then to New York City after becoming a U.S Citizen. He makes sculptures, specifically ceramics and metals. I chose this Artist because his peices are so large, yet simple and complex. The shapes are simple, but the sizing of the peices make them complex, which is very interesting to see.

Finished Perspective

Artists Develop Art Making Skills: If I had to rate myself out of four in terms of how well I gained skills with familiar materials, or how well I learned new techniques and processes as a part of the work for this project I would give myself a 4 out of 4. The reason being is that I came up with the idea of using cardboard and plastic wrap (what was next to the chalk peices in the packaging) rather than using paper towels. I used the two new materials since they didn't erode away as fast as paper towels did on the brick walls, but they all gave different texture and ways of using the materials towards different techniques of maintaining that texture. For examples in the sunrise, and in the tree's leaves.

Artists Collaborate: If I had to give myself a rating out of 4 in terms of how well I shared ideas/knowledge, teach, help, and critique I would give myself a 4 out of four, I feel that I helped my group become more productive in the quality of our over all peice by adding and helping others add details or colors to provide more contrast in parts of peice. 

This project was really fun to do, and I really enjoyed working on it, especially with my group members! Hope you enjoyed it :)

Parallel Intro

So for this project we were to use something in the news and make art that symbolized that article or story in some type of way. I chose the story of a child who was kidnapped for 11 years, and these are just ideas of my peice, or 'practice' sketches. I decided to finger paint the colors on since that's symbolic of what a child would do, but in my idea of the final peice I want there to be an outline silhouette of the child trapped on a swing, but this part would have no corpor, just black or white, and then there would be color surrounding the peice, and them black drips of paint coming down near the end of finishing the peice.