Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Heart #1 - “MERMAID MONEY” This image displays a variety of lines such as broken, controlled and blurred. It also shows value by using light and dark sand as well as light and dark sea glass placed on a blue background. The texture is “actual” and the color is contrasting and neutral. Using the organic shapes of the shells and sand give the viewer a feeling of nature but that is contrasted with the referential shapes of the stars and the heart.
2) The second piece of art is called “Food”. I used cigarettes and chopsticks to create the inside shape of a heart, and sushi to create the outline of the heart. In “Food”, I focused on the variety of textures and materials, lines, and the shape. I used cigarettes to make a big material contrast to sushi. Since I am a smoker, I totally feel that eating and smoking have some similarities. They both could be addictive and will make you feed yourself regularly. Therefore, I used sushi, which has many things in one and which seems like an epitome of a meal, to show these similarities. The reasons I putted a chopsticks at middle of the heart are not only I wanted readers feel like face a meal when they look at my art work, but also smoking could lead someone to have a heart attack (I imagine having heart attack is like splitting one’s heart in two). Moreover, as I arranging the inside shape of heart, I ordered them regularly in order to contrast the irregular shape of sushi. I also recognized that the color of filter could actually create a cubic (I’m not sure am I using the correct word here) shape of heart and could compare to curvy shape of the outer heart.
Found object composition (b), Ink Stained, is made up of my old tattooing equipment, and incorporates most of the tools and pieces of equipment required to apply a permanent tattoo onto a person. The composition is three-dimensional, asymmetrical, polychromatic and varied, also unified, as it is formed of items that belong together to perform a specific task (this may be purely my opinion, I know). This piece includes repetition of circular shapes, and a sketchy, somewhat unfocused line made up from the cables of a foot pedal. I didn’t set out to emphasize any one point on this piece, but by virtue of their volume, also their darker values, the bottles on the left hand side serve to provide a focal point for the whole.
Monday, June 18, 2012
For my first piece I focused a lot on using warm colors and a few cooler accents. I played around with different types of textures and wanted to showcase contrasting textures like the rice, noodles and potpourri. The heart itself is an excellent representation of a symmetrical balance and the rest of the piece has a lot of implied lines by the placement of the different types of noodles. The theme of my piece was love of pasta!
The Spicy Heart is composed of Dried Alpha Bits Pasta, Whole Black Peppercorns, Dried Red Pepper Flakes, and Ground Paprika. I don't believe that it can be seen very clearly in the photo, but I tried to make each "layer" a different depth and width that the others, so it was a very textured pie ce. This piece is about neutrals. I wanted a very warm theme, so I chose not to add any green spices or sliced green onions. I also wanted to create very simplistic, basic lines that did not intersect. It is near symmetrical. In very different proportions, and adding fresh tomatoes, garlic and green onions - this is one of my son's favorite meals.
The heart with my daughter in the pic is made of thorns which I wove around a piece of wire bent in the shape of a heart. I used the wire, stems from a rose bush, another type of vine which was more flexible, leaves , and a rose bloom. 1.Both use the element of line to define shape. 2. In both, lines are created by objects. 3.Both are static shapes. 4.Warm colors on "Jeweled Heart". 5."Heart of Thorns" uses cool colors with warm accents. 6.Both use real (actual) texture. 7."Jeweled Heart" contains rhythm. The shape repeats itself. 8."Heart of Thorns" has emphasis on focal point. 9.Both have the principle of economy.
Friday, June 15, 2012
On my first project I use bandannas to outline the heart. I filled the space with can food, different toys and dry food (from the biggest to the smallest element). It's near symmetrical, polychromatic,it has real texture. There's also repetition and variety of the elements.
The space for the heart is 3D because real objects are used in the making of the shape. In one piece I have white chocolate chips, almonds, and spinach. In the other piece the most 3D objects that are noticeable are the screwdriver, golf tees, and buttons. The piece made with food has a focal point with the small M&M heart in the center of the larger heart. Both figures have the same ground as the light wooden tables. The first piece has geometric shapes with the buttons, washers, and coins. All the shapes come together on both pieces to be positive shapes because they work together to create hearts, and static shapes because they are not moving. The first piece has a lot of neutrals with the pop top tabs, coins, washers, and keys. Many of the buttons appear to be neutral too because the black, white and gray buttons take over, but there is some primary triad buttons. In the other piece there is the primary triad of M&Ms in the small heart in the middle, even though the color looks orange it is red but is affected by the lighting. Both pieces have real textures but are not completely obvious to the viewer. Both pictures have some sort of symmetry. The first piece has near symmetrical balance because the same shape is on both sides but the filling in of the shape is what throws of the symmetry. The second pieces tries to be identical on both sides so the piece shows formal or symmetrical balance. The second piece has a point of emphasis with the smaller heart in the middle made out of M&Ms. Both pictures has a great deal of variety both in colors and textures. In the first piece the texture variety is a lot easier to recognize, and the second piece the color variety is easier to recognize. Both pieces have unity because they create the heart shape that is full, if anything was missing it would seem like the heart has a hole in it and could evoke feelings of sadness or heartbreak instead of the heart seeming to be full.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
n the kitchen heart, I started with a heart-shaped cake pan. That's filled with chocolate truffles and peppermints. Surrounding the pan are spice jars, then red hots, then tea bags. I spaced out the pink-topped and red-topped spice jars evenly between the black-topped jars, and the "Spice Island" and white-topped jars are on the top edges. I used red hots and tea bags with red on them to continue the red of the peppermints and the cake-pan.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Both of my artworks are near symmetrical. Both sides are made to be similar but they are not exactly the same on each side. I also chose to stick with the secondary color triad with the use of orange, violet and green on one of my projects. On the other project I attempted to combine the two primary and secondary triads into one piece.
I attempted to not only be creative and use various mediums in creating my hearts, but also use items that either had meaning to me or were significant in some way. For both hearts, I used symmetry, which I feel is almost a given being that we're forming a heart. There's also a definite repetition in both pieces which in turn forms the heart's shape. Heart #1 utilizes more colors (a feeling of warmth with the red) whereas with heart #2 it was my intention to use as close to only neutrals as possible. The only exception to that one is the use of the orange and yellow colored corks at the top and bottom of the heart and the variances in some of the other corks.