Monday, November 25, 2013

Shadow Art: Fishing vs Motorcycle

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We mainly used stuffed animals for both pieces, though we also used a few of the random objects in the item bin thingy. I was surprised both days that the stuffed animals I brought in were turned into stuff other than what they were, though it was funny to see Oswald (my alpaca) being used as a cliff and Pikapal (my pikachu) used as part of a motorcycle. The first picture was made with a projector, so we were able to pull a picture of a sunset up as the background. The second picture gave us more difficulties, as the backdrop wooden thing kept falling over and knocking all our stuff down. Overall I liked the first picture a lot more, because it was easier to make and easier to customize due to the projector.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

3D Piece: Flower Crown

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I chose to make a flower crown, so I didn't use any paint or glaze, and instead worked with wire and artificial flowers. It was based off of other flower crowns I have seen/made before, though I put a bit more work and details. I used a large rose, several smaller roses, and a bunch of teensy flowers, all different shades of pinkish-purple. A thicker wire, usually used for garden purposes, was used to make the base of the crown, and from there I used florist's wire to wrap around the "stems" of the flowers and then attach them to it.

A kiln is an oven built especially for clay, where it's fired, or heated, until it's hardened. Clay is incredibly fine soil that comes in several varieties, and when wet or damp, can be molded into different forms. When sculpting clay, you can score the clay to help it adhere to other clay pieces better.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Stenciled Non-Objective Piece

A non-objective art piece is one that doesn't focus on a natural, physical subject, such as an object, person, or creature, but instead focuses on colors, shapes, sizes, etc. For this piece, I first painted a non-objective work to use as the background. I then converted a picture of myself to hard black-and-white, opened it up on a projector, then traced it onto another piece of paper that was the same size of the non-objective piece. From that outline, I cut out the white parts of the picture using an exacto-knife, gluing them onto the non-objective piece to create the final product.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Land Art Piece- Dead Guy?

My group chose to make the outline of a dead person, because Emily and I were brainstorming a few days prior and remembered that there used to be a dead person outline made out of tape at the bottom of the courtyard stairs and we were inspired by that. For the initial outline, we used small rocks, because they wouldn't be blown away by the wind, and also because we needed an outline before we placed the leaves. We used the leaves because of the vibrant colors that they had, and we knew that there were dark red leaves available to use for the wound.