Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Post-Modern Principle Project

       Post-Modern Principle Project

I chose juxaposition for my principle because I think it allowed a lot of creativity. I put chickens behind the register at McDonalds and cows were the customers and I love how out of place this seems. The theme of money in the picture depicts the corruption of the food industry, particularly with the mistreatment of animals.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Best Art Supply Store Doesn't Sell Art Supplies

The great thing about not using traditional art supplies is it leaves a lot of doors open. Potentially anything could be considered an art supply, and it's up to the artist to decide what to use. I personally don't like creating sculptures however, and most of the projects shown in the article were sculptures. I prefer using my creativity to paint and create 2D artwork and I don't feel that I should be considered less creative because of this. 
Here are some art pieces made from non traditional art supplies like candy and wood: 

This piece of art is really cool because it uses creepy doll parts to make a head. This project wouldn't be nearly as interesting if it was made with traditional art supplies.
This Marilyn Monroe was made with candy although r it may not look like it. It's so well pieced together that it sets it apart from all of the other mundane artwork done of her. 

This non traditional piece of artwork is really cool because it incooperates nature. Using rings from trees is a unique idea and are not available in traditional art stores. 

Here is another piece made from candy because making art from candy seems to be a standard for non traditional art. I like how the sweet candy contrasts with the deathly theme in this piece. 

It's sort of hard to tell in this picture but this is a sculpture created out of nails. I like this use of non traditional art materials because it's not clear what medium was used, and it seems that there is a reflection off of the piece that makes it look like feathers. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Art without meaning is decoration?

To me, art is any expression of creativity. If art isn't meant to be looked at, what is it meant for? Art is meant to be seen, and appreciated, which makes most art decoration by definition. However, in cases where artists are poked and prodded into doing a very specific theme, the creativity in the work melts away, and it no longer is art; it becomes decoration. 

Essential questions

Is it good or bad to be lost? I chose the word lost because I think it's a vague word that all humans can relate to. Is being lost mentally or physically a peaceful or sinister thing? In my painting, the path disappears, becoming the trees. Whoever is walking on the path has nowhere to go, though it may look like there is an end destination at first glance. 

Olivia Gude

Olivia Gude does not want art to be confined to a few elemenets of art, but she does want people to recognize new postmodern principles that are emerging and changing the way we look at art. My favorite is Juxapostion and Recontextualization because they both create a new idea using old ideas or creations. I like the symbolic meaning that can be put behind these two elements and I think it contributes to the beauty of art.