Then i added the ying yang sign cause it something that I think has some inportant ethics to it and i also decided i would add some wing because I think i would be cool to fly. then I also added some quotes that i have come across in my fiction books that I read that I bleive there are some important truths to.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
On this project we had to create a self portrait of ourselves and it didn't have to actually resemble ourselves at all so i came up with the idea that it would be cool to do a composite of pieces of pictures that I have taken and make it look really kind of creepy and monstrous.
On this image are objective was to impute an object into a foreign environment. i choose a cow because I work on a family Dairy farm and I just thought I would make it kind of funny and make it surfing.
Then like those redundant posters about milk I added the got milk phase. you always see those really cool poster with famous acters saying got milk so i thought I would input my Take and make it funny.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I have a fascination for the perceived idea of future development within our environment and the interaction with technology. Therefore, within this project I experimented in creating a mechanical and futuristic landscape. I used a shot of an elevator shaft I took and converted it into a directional path way for these futuristic aerial vehicles. Although the original picture of the elevator shaft is dramatically changed I was intrigued in how the proportion of the background transformed to fit the objects in space. In other words the elevator shaft looses its initial identity and becomes greater in functionality.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
In the first image, Obama's True Thoughts, I placed a quote in the image that obviously, in the minds of the American people, should not be there. It does not belong. I felt that the assignment, to place something in a situation that it does not belong, was difficult once I began to work on it. This is because the art I try to create deals more with ideas rather than actual images and placement. It was easier to conceptualize a piece like this. I created the piece in a Lichtenstein type of style in order to simplify the image and to bring the focus on the man and the quote.
In the second image, Ac-130, I attempted to use the same quote, but ad a level of realism that wasn't achieved with the first image by using a real bomber aircraft. I again used another comic strip effect. I cannot quite put into words why I used this effect, but I suppose it was to create a sense of disconnect that I feel American's have from the realities of these absurd and cruel thoughts and activities that are not necessary and do not belong in todays world.
In the third, final image, Cabinet, I went back to the original assigned project and simply placed a mustard bottle in my bathroom cabinet. I used a bit of dodging to make it fit in with some of the shadows. When I look at this piece, I feel aloof. I have no real connection to it as I do the other two images.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Another part of Oklahoma City; it seemed somewhat flat to me so I wanted to add images that were overwhelming compared to the city. The tree adds to a somewhat new in environment, maybe to make a significance on plant life or just to make our world smaller than it already is. Although the giant robot contributes to a change in environment or the setting, giving it either a futuristic or a different world aspect. For me, it's almost like a representation of the "big brother" system due to the robot being somewhat invisible and that it's a machine with a weapon in its hands.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Today we watched videos about artist Pierre Huyghe, Jenny Holzer, and Mark Dion. I have asked you to respond on blackboard blog to information about one of these artist. We have started our object in a Foreign Environment assignment and I have asked you bring two media sources to class that you can share with the class. This can be in the form of a website, search engine, software etc. You can post links to the sites here as well.
One site I suggested was www.visualcomplexity.com
One site I suggested was www.visualcomplexity.com
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The top image has a psychological relation with the minds thought process. I'm intrigued by the tensions and reliefs that conflict with our minds perspective on the world. I wanted to break that structural element displayed by the intertwine fibers in the background with something more fluid and organic. Therefore the more organic part in the center is overcoming the structural elements, like a virus eating its way through.
The bottom image refers to the whole notion of the light at the end of the tunnel. However, the light as a organic characteristic which is transforming from its environment and moving toward the viewer. The light/object is alive and aware of its surroundings.
Landscape 1 is a recreation of a part of Oklahoma City. Taking the buildings of the city and putting them into a new environment. The leaves covered with snow representing the sky and the neon colors were used to create somewhat of a cartoon setting. Reality and cartoon aspects combined in this image.
In the first image, I tried to capture a sunset behind a mountain, while a forest and mist sit in the foreground. In creating this image, I used five different photos. I used the eraser, magnetic lasso, dodge and burn, and smudge tools. I also used the layer multiplication and opacity to make layers not appear so opaque and to change layer contrast and dominance. I was trying to achieve high levels of contrast and experiment with color in this image.
In the second image, I had in my mind no clear plan. Once laying down the first and second layers, I immediately recognized a radial sun in the image. To highlight this, I used the dodge and burn tools. I then used the lasso tool for the remaining three images and finished by using layer multiply, changing opacity, and adding in highlights.
I found that this project was a little challenging in that I do not frequently work with landscapes. I found it hard to conceive and idea of an imaginary setting. Also, working with so much color and found objects was difficult at first because you can only go so far with what you have. In the end, I found that it was not so difficult once I began to through things together and find what works and what does not. Since I have made these, I have revisited these images and changed things slightly.
This piece was created to be an artificial landscape that we had to create using many different pictures that we took around are central environment. The blue dream landscape that I made most of the pictures that i used came from object in my room and images of of my phone. This landscape was made to be more of a fictional piece that has a lot of things that dont really make since.
The next landscape image i created was made using the same methods as the one above but I made it using a more realistic image in mind. i wanted to create something that seamed a little more centered in reality but used basic pieces from pictures that i took from thing in my environment. I think that I did accomplish what i wanted and to me it does have more of a realistic feel to it.