Friday, February 7, 2014

Contour Line Drawing

Today we did a contour line drawing of the room clearly mine is not so great, contour line drawings are definitely my weakness. However I feel that slowly I am improving.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


This fish was a pain in the butt! I used over 350 plastic spoons and a ton of hot glue. The most difficult part of this spoon fish was making the fins out of the handles of the spoons. The fins took so many layers, and  I actually had to buy more spoons just for the fins. I painted the fish with spray paint, but the background was painted with acrylic paint.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

{ Stages&Phase }

           Time: the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole. Time depicts our future and our past. Portraying time as an element in my artwork was very difficult. I chose butterflies because the stages that they go through in their short life spans are very apparent to all ages. Even as elementary schoolers we studied the very delicate importance of every phase in a butterflies life. As humans we don't have as set phases, but instead stages.
            In my perspective the very thing that portrays our stages, are our hands. They grow along with our maturity, intelligence, and physical stature. Hands symbolize that to a certain degree time is in our hands, and we decide how to spend it. "The key is not spending time, but investing in it." Butterflies on the other hand can symbolize transformation and growth, but also mystery. In the cocoon a butterfly goes from a caterpillar, to a liquid, to a brand new creature. How this is possible? I'm not sure I leave creation up to God. Time is life, time is delicate, time is now and, time is passing. "The bad news about time is that it flies, the good news is your the pilot"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Paula Deen

         The Intertextuality project was very difficult due to the fact that there is so many possiblilities, and most of the ones that come to your mind first are already taken. Doing Paula Deen on butter is ironic, as well as punny. Everyone knows Paula Deen as a very southern woman who uses lots of butter in everything; therefore, my idea shows intertextuality. My project was done on Photo Shop. I took a risk with using photo shop because I had never used it before; I didn't even know how to start. I also took the risk of offending some Paula Deen fans. After I finished the label I brought in a real Land O Lakes butter container and replaced that label with mine. Overall I enjoyed the project and the finished product.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Taken For Granted

                  Intertextuallity is the interrelationship between text and a piece of art. The Text as an Element project was difficult because we had to somehow incorporate text in our piece of art. My project was done with watercolor and Sharpie; the piece is called Taken For Granted. The trash on my piece represents the objects or materials that the world is oblivious to their importance. Each piece of trash says a different word such as: food, clothing, and education. The trash represents things that have and love, but we are oblivious to the fact that millions of people lack more than one these words, and the sacrifices that would have to be made without them. The trash is spilling out of a trashcan that has a map of the world on it, symbolizing the things that the world easily accepts as a normal part of everyone's life style. Making the trashcan black and white is symbolic of the worlds incapability of being aware of what they've been blessed with. Overall my biggest struggle was finding how to write the words on the trash; however, my solution was bowing in the words making them stand out more.