Friday, April 25, 2014

In Class Notes: Wednesday

It's kind of difficult remembering the projects presented wednesday but from what i do recall it looked like several people had done projects that made people squirm or angry and I felt like that may had been the best approach to the project looking back. ((Politics are hard to make funny)) I remember Tompson's ((I know thats not how you spell her name ._. )) project the one with the signs and was glad to find out that she did get some feedback and intends to do her project on a larger scale.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Politics Reading:

  • I've read about The Castle is Burning project before and I heard it caused quite an uproar and disarray within the Cornell University; are all of his projects done in this manner?
  • How is he still allowed to do projects if they cause such problems in the areas they're shown?
  • Whats up with the museum badges being part of the sentence and some having the whole thing? 

Comments and thoughts
  • In the choosing a mission section I was thinking that artist can also change their missions with ease as compared to the others.
  • How he's able to still make work now makes sense now seeing as the establishments he presents in ask for him to present a project.
  • It's very interesting to read about how casually Martinez goes about his projects but how big and how long the social waves keep the projects alive despite all the negative comments about them.
Questions afterwards
  • I'm really wondering about how angry people get about his projects when I am just getting a small laugh of watching the carnage his art work caused. Is it real that big of a deal to get that mad about his work its just to get people talking.
  • How did he keep people arguing about the ideas his projects brought up for so long?
  • Are there any forums or websites dedicated to his pieces?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I was just informed I was not accepted UNCW, not sure what the plan is yet but I should know soon.
Gallery Visits

Perspective Eye Gallery
It was really interesting to see how we affect the environment with plastics and it was rather sad to see how much we actually harm other things inadvertently. Makes you wonder how many things you've affected.

BFA Illustration Show

I went to crown commons this morning to check out the illustration BFA show must say I was very impressed. It was really nice to see that companies were already taking a look a students for work.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cai Guo-Qiang: Art 21

I really like the way that Gou-Qiang uses fire works and weak explosives in his work, and how unsettlingly calm he is about it. It really helps speak about the disarray seen in his countries' government. The other works were a little bit odd, such as the bizarre suspended cars.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Class Notes: Wednesday

When we we're watching the videos I noticed that a lot of things in Mexican and Native American culture cross over and I'm wondering if are ignorant to just group them together, I'm sure that both sides get rather irritated with this if that is the case.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Class Notes: Monday

We took a look at political posters for the up and coming political project as well as had several good discussions related to people that have affected politics recently, such as Bill Cosby and George Takei.

Also I figured out politics is a very very broad topic.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Class Notes: Monday

  • Just a short one today. The stretches and movement exercises really helped out self esteem about doing the whole moment portion of the project and it looked like it help some other people too.
Photos of the Fantasy project

Saturday, March 29, 2014

For art 21 this time I looked at Jeff Koons. He had a very short 3 minuet video show casing his pieces and his use of the bizarreness and juxtaposition really showcased how creative ideas are part of your own internal fantasy and I appreciated this outlook on fantasy.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Reading:Mariko Mori 
  • Whats up with the triply easter egg colored elf people in the Pureland piece?
  • Is the empty dream piece a photograph or an installation and how does it connect to her environment for the future (Nirvana) ?
  • What were some of Mariko Mori's inspirations for the ideas of utopia?
Text notes
  • In beginning of the reading, Mori's ideas of how this utopian society would come about seem logical; being that our advances in technology would allow humans to become more unified. This has been shown to be somewhat true but I think it will take a bit more then just technological advances to beet human ignorance.
  • It's interesting to see an artist who admits to having pop culture inspirations.
  •  I wish there were better example of Mori's work in the book since she seems to have many other pieces that have worked well.
After Words
  • At the end of the reading Mori is compared to Guru's, Yogis, etc. and that she's set apart from them but what exactly sets her apart?
  • The text says in paragraph 2 "Mori's idyllic world, technology liberates people for metaphysical fulfillment. " I'm getting mixed ideas about this idea. Does she mean in the way of less need for metaphysical ideologies such as a religion or the afterlife, a total loss of metaphysical ideals, or technology taking on the role as metaphysical.
  • This artist kind of confuses me over all cause i don't really feel that people will leave metaphysical ideas for technology, whats your opinion?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mint Museum Visit
A lot of the fashion related items that I saw at the mint didn't really strike that strongly but the hoop/under-dress that would have supported very fancy dresses probably from the mid to late 1800's kind of stood out to me. Despite the hoop skirt being under the dress the knowledge need to know how to sculpt this skeletal from would be a really cool idea for a project, maybe not mine but certainly something to keep in mind.

I absolutely love mask. I did a lot of mask/bust related projects in high school and they've always stuck with me. But one in particular in the mint kept calling to me; It looked somewhat like a day of the dead mask with this eerily wide grin and arched eyes. I'm definitely going to try and incorporate some ideas i received from it.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Me and Jeremy

Just started working on my project bending up some cans.

Class Note

Wess made a good comment today, he asked if the character for the fantasy project had to be real or fictional and I think that the righting exercises helped everybody get there creative juices flowing but I noticed a lot of people just wrote about plausible explanations for a character attached to the objects we were given.

Thursday, March 20, 2014


In The Making Reading

For the in the making reading I read about Kim Jones the sculpture/performance artist. I've actually looked at his work before but I didn't really understand his reasons behind it. The mudman sculpture was really interesting to see and Jones' use of wait and physical strain to represent past experiences is one of my favorite uses of these components. It really helped me plan out my ecology project.

Art 21 Viewing

I took a look at both Robert Adams and Ursula von Rydingsvard. Robert Adams connection to ecology is pretty obvious. His black and white photos depicting how humans have affected the environment that we live in. Rydingsvard's work kind of confusing to me I can see how her usage of natural/abstract structures mimics rocks structures; so, I have trouble following her ideas and concepts. The construction of her pieces kind of inspired some contraction ideas for one of my projects.


Jeremy the Pet Rock

Pictures soon

Monday, March 17, 2014

Pet Rock Family Reunion

Me and Jeffery took a walk with; Grandma J., Hause, Amelia, Uncle Joe; before class over to the needle/bell tower. Can't wait for them to leave *fingers crossed*

Monday, February 24, 2014

Time Project Reflection

We'll I didn't really feel that the last project was a success; I didn't do a very got job of explaining the photos due to a brain fart. I had chosen these two places and a road to signify time because I'm currently attempting to transfer from UNCC to UNCW and that how time is progressed I've realized many different personal paths that took up too much time. And again I feel a better explanation would have eloped me not feel this way about the project.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Art 21

Tim Hawkins

  • The two works shown in Hawkins' Art 21 show the use of sound to simulate the passage of time and the use of religious scores that he remembered from his childhood to relate to his works
Do Ho Soh

  • Do Ho Soh's home project featured as his first project in the art 21 showcase was actually quite interesting, the fabric replica of his childhood home which traveled to several large cities and gaining the names of the cities it had been was rather comical.
  • And his multiple series really did make the viewer think of there position in a collective as well as  there personal self. ((lots of little people models))
  • Side note: most of his works deal with identity and self.
In the Making Reading
Scouring Inspiration

  • On the intro I really only have one note about the sidebar that questions as to what inspires you. I actually thought about in a while and i realized what causes most of my inspiration and came to the conclusion that I'm a very angry person.
William Kentridge

  • Side note & question: It really helps if you see the video for History of the main complaint it really helps give you a better idea of where the work spurs from?
  • Why is only History of the Main Complaint the only work shown in the book? 
Reading through notes

  • Reading through the text really helped me understand what was actually happening in the featured piece but anyone who didn't know this could have guessed some of the key concepts such as looking back at the past and trying to move forward but the political concepts may need some explanation for anyone who's just looking at it without previous knowledge.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Friday Blog Post
Play Project

(( Not sure this is the right way to do this ))


Project Reflection

    The first project went very well despite my disorganized approach to it. If I were to redo the project I would probably use some more diverse references for the "skits" as to connect to a wider audience while still referring to the child like approach.

Class and Week Reflection

   Despite the Wednesday class being canceled, Monday seemed like a good day. Everybody came to class and tried to comment or support each other during critique and I can't wait to see the other projects. I took a few notes from the projects that were critiqued. 

  • A lot of them didn't show three research items or was that just me?
  • Tomasson: Maybe you could add dice and have people read the words as they go? ((candyland))
  • Minnie: Your project would have had more of an impact as a found object. Ant farms?
  • ((Forgot the last presenter's name)) What made you pick the forgetmenot flowers because i understood the toad stools.

Postmodernist Approaches to Making Art Assignment

  • Modernism: Started in the Industrial Revolution as a reaction to previous values, Dada and Popart are some of the more notable movements, Notable artist ((the ones I'll remember )) Duchamp, Seurat, Worhal, & Pablo Picasso, Photography caused realism painters to have to take a different approach.
  • Postmodernism: or antimodernism, basically argues that modernism can't live up to what is said it would, embraces pop culture unlike modernism, challenges whats considered "art," guy who put the urinal on the wall and signed it falls under this category, seems to also fight for equality, The Guerrilla girls, Very stereotyped Cut and Paste, and Altiods has weird advertisements.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

  • Is all of Charles Ray's work generally comedic?
  • Why does this mannequin have genitals?
  • Whats the idea behind the man in the clock and how is it play?
Text notes
  • I'm not sure subtle is the right word for Ray's work.
  • A lot of his work seems to originate from a play on words and ideas related to them.
  • His art does grab your attention either through interaction or the comical value that his work holds, I guess thats playful.
Additional questions
  • Is comedy play?
  • Does playful work in the realm of play, being entertaining to the viewer but not to the artist?
  • Can subtle be a better option for people that artist that fit closer to the norm?

Monday, January 13, 2014

Chapter 1: Scoping an Audience 

Scanning the text

  • How do the number of people and presentation or perspective of your work change who is affected?
  • I understand that attracting attention to your artwork can greatly increase its impact but is subtlety   also affect the impact?
  • Artwork could also be for ones self image then as well as for others?

Looking closer

  • So in the second paragraph of the introduction is trying to get the idea out there that your work is bound to receive mixed responses but its best to get the general idea of your work across despite who its interpreted or how long it takes to be understood.
  • Expect to have to meet a lot of points towards any one person to gain there attention cause people are complicated.
  • Understand how the artwork will interact with the viewer, its key for presentation.

Looking back

  • Whats some of the major issues of media bombardment?
  • Does the art in question have to physically interact with some one or can leaving a question in their mind suffice?
  • Is getting the idea across through the piece more important than the piece itself?

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I really enjoyed learning about the class and i'm looking forward to the challenge of the course.