"Your future is as boundless as the loft of heaven." I felt that this was the hardest project for me because I had a very loose plan of action. Also while working on I was glad that I messed it up a little bit because it gave me the idea to add color and I think it adds more depth to the picture. I chose that fortune cookie because I felt like that fortune gave me the most meaning. The ways there was meaning to me was, what will my future turn out to be? Will it be clear? Who will be in it? Who will I have watching over me? And for me I tried to incorporate those questions into my art. The forest with the person sized hole in it is to represent heaven and the future or what could become of it, then I did a transfer of a human to fit that spot as if fitting into the future but still unsure, then put the transfer of the eye in the middle to represent someone always watching over me and I also made the eye deep in rolled back tissue paper and modeling paste to make you look for it because you cant always tell who is watching over you, then I painted the whole piece a dingy pink color because it pops and makes it harder for the eye to choose what to look at, that's also why I put tissue paper in certain spots all around because no one can predict their future so it is not clear.
Friday, January 24, 2014
This assignment was really interesting because when it was explained to me I was really excited, then when we started to get into it I realized we weren't working together with two other people in our class and I was confused so it was explained in a different way. One person was to start on the assignment and a person from a different class would get it and work on it a little more and then it would reach its final person in another class. The last person had to finish it as their own work. I personally had a tough time giving away my first collage because I was super excited about my first idea and wasn't taking into account of the fact that I wasn't going to be the one finishing the piece. The second time I got a piece I had to ultimately give up I was more accepting and less attached to the piece. The final collage was difficult at first to start because I wasn't sure what to with a profile and a few different words but as I got more into it made more sense to what I was trying to portray. This assignment reminded me of "when life hands you lemons make lemonade" we were given a piece of art (lemons) and we had to figure out a way to deal with how to make it our own (lemonade). I think it taught me to work through not being able to figure something out at first glance.
This process was probably the least challenging thing we have done this year. The item I chose was a Donald Duck phone case. I chose this item because I thought it was really cute and anything Disney reminds me of my family and my grandfather. It wasn't too hard too draw because it was already in cartoon form and it didn't have any very detailed sections to draw. After drawing a picture on a small piece of paper, you rub the pencil on a small piece of linoleum carving stamp. The imprint of the drawing will show on the carving stamp. Then after bolding the lines on the stamp, you carve out of the it with a tool that comes in skinny to fat sizes. The carving process was not only addicting but it was my favorite part because it is very peaceful and less messy than the printing. The printing was also very fun. There were lots of different colors of ink and paper. The inking process was taking a small rolling pin type device and rolling whatever color ink onto the stamp and stamping an assortment of colored paper. The only process that took a long time was cleaning the ink tray, otherwise it was a speedy and gratifying project because so many different products were able to be made in a short time.