Portia Munson is a unique artist that collects objects of one color. Her art inspired our art class to make our own collection. After taking a group vote, the winning color was blue. Our collection varies from makeup to globes. Each different item shows the differences between each student. Our interests have shifted from how to survive to what makes us happy. Our group collection doesn't bring interest to me although the project itself does. I think that the time we live in changes what objects mean something and which objects don't. A pile of blue objects is the first collection I have been involved in.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Is there a difference between collecting and hoarding? Hoarding is a compulsive disease that limits a person's ability to function successfully in life. Hoarding is a failure to get rid of personal possessions. Collecting is being organized and knowing where an object is. Hoarding is just one big mess of things. They have no meaning and will soon be barried by more meaningless objects. Collecting is a hobby that could bring you comfort and happiness. You can collect many things that have meaning to you but there is a point where it becomes too much. Karsten Bott is an artist that wishes to collect "one of everything". He feels as though it is collecting whereas I see it as hoarding. One of everything seems simply impossible. I feel as though anyone could buy a ware house and full it with junk. Below is a picture of a collection and of a hoarders mess. Which one do you believe is which?
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
This marking period our two tasks were to draw a bicycle and draw a jar full of candy. These drawings were both very different. The bicycle drawing was done on white paper with 3 different kinds of pencils. The jar full of candy was done on colored paper and we used colored pencils. The bicycle drawing was more about shading and using the value scale and bringing out the brighter parts of the bike. We focused more on the brightness of the candy and using the white pencil to make the jar look more like glass in the candy drawing. I enjoyed drawing the bicycle more because the difference between the pencils and the pressure amazed me. The process to finish the bike took more time and effort to me while illustrating the bicycle. I enjoyed both of these projects and I hope you enjoy my art!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The jar full of candy sitting in front of me! Ah so frightening. To draw glass came off as impossible to me. And on colored paper!!!! I enjoyed my paper but I had a strong feeling I would not be enjoying this project. I've realized I've been beginning these drawings less confident then how I finish them. Using the colored pencils made me feel better about my drawing. The color changed the whole black and white aspect I had from drawing the bicycle. Drawing this jar was more fun knowing I could eat the candy after. The white colored pencil made it look more like glass, which gave me more hope for my outcome. I am happy with the finished product of my jar and hope you are to!
Seeing the bike sitting in the center of your classroom frightened but excited me. The bike drawing was my first real experience in shading and composition. I learned the use of the value scale and how it can completely change your art. I was so surprised with the differences between the three pencils you presented to us. To be honest in the beginning I was very doubtful about my art and drawing this bike. But as we kept drawing each day I began to surprise myself. I saw the effect of the value scale and began to enjoy what my bike looked like. I am proud of my first real piece of work in art and excited for the outcome of my candy jar!