Friday, December 31, 2010

digital media project 1

the first project was a photo montage. I started off going to Savers to try and find a piece of artwork that "spoke to me", I found this old children's poster of a clown, now I am not necessarily afraid of clowns I am just intensely creeped out by them. I also found a modern art book in the book section of Savers that had a lot of emotional/disturbing pieces in them, which is where i primarily found all the photos for this piece.

Friday, December 3, 2010

digital media project 2

This is the first panel of the digital triptych we had to make for digital media. I mainly used images that expressed my interests, like reading/books, Audrey Hepburn, Albert Einstein, Andy Warhol, wine, some of my other art work (a drawing and a watercolor painting). I wanted this panel to focus on primarily on things I enjoy such as movies, books, travel, painting, drawing, its just a panel of me. The other two panels are more of a breakdown of some of those images into bigger important themes.

 This is the second panel of the digital triptych, for this one the back ground is my left hand with my peace sign/heart tattoo, I starting fooling around more with smaller images (the same images as in panel 1) and putting them on a bigger image, and example of this would be Alice's face I placed Albert Einstein's eyes, and on John Lennon's shirt I placed the Reno Logo (instead of it saying New York). This panel I wanted it to focus on the relationship between freedom (Lennon, peace sign tattoos) and authority (the british guards) for example.

 This is the third panel of the triptych. I used large photos of Audrey Hepburn from my favorite movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and in the background is multiple images of the chest from the buff Albert Einstein, this panel I wanted it to primarily focus on sex and the feeling of carefree, and pop culture (the repeated word of sex, the tongue sticking out of Audrey Hepburn, etc.)

And this is the completed triptych with all images together

Thursday, December 2, 2010

digital media project 3 "the moving Lennon Head"

I wanted to fool around with the word play of pop culture so I decided to have my animation just be moving and popping in and out of the video. My longest animation is the moving John Lennon head, I just wanted it to be fun and lighthearted and game like, just like the kids game of "I SPY"

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Paho Mann and Lauren Dicioccio Exhibit

The pieces by Paho Mann were primarily that of photography. A lot of his works were set up grid style (think Andy Warhol's soup cans) and seemed to have an environmental theme. Especially of one piece that seemed to represent the colors of the rainbow, and underneath were pieces of trash, like plastic bottles, plastic bags,jars, etc. here is an photo of the piece:
My particular favorite piece of his showed photos of crumbled up wrapping paper, valentine's day boxes, empty Christmas boxes, gift bags/cards, etc. It seemed to have a "the day after" sort of effect. We wait for months (especially if your a child) for Christmas/birthdays to come and when they finally do they are over in a blink of an eye. Many of the Paho Mann pieces didn't seem to go together, they were either very environmental, or pieces of nostalgia (like the crumbled up wrapping paper). Either way it was hard for me to see how they related.

Lauren Dicioccio's pieces were very interesting, they were all embroidered and homemade, the fabric "plastic shopping bags" as seen here in this photo:
That made you want to look up real close to see if they were real. She also had fabric "plastic" water bottles, embroidered pages from the New York Times, embroidered pictures (think koda-chrom and pan-vue slides), a fabric hefty bag, and a fabric Ziploc bag. Everything that we would normally think of as plastic was made into fabric and embroidered with great detail. Her pieces were easier to understand the political and environmental theme than the Paho Mann pieces. Overall I enjoyed the exhibit and the pieces the artists had to offer.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Final Project part. 1 the johnny cash project

this was really fun to do, you got to do your own portrait of Johnny Cash anyway you want it. I did mine a little abstract with a lot of the doodles that I normally do in the margins of my notebook paper.
 this is the original picture that I chose to do

and this is my own portrait of the same photo

I wanted to go for a more whimsical feel to it, by adding the curly-cues from the bird, and just coloring in the dark spots. I added some funky "pine" like trees in the background, and some weird halo like lines around Johnny's head as well as the stick in the corner.