Thursday, December 19, 2013

New York City Artist:
I loved her kinky way of going about art. She really just goes with the flows. I noticed that her work consisted of shapes, circles small little rectangles. Towards the end, she mentioned that her view of the icy influenced her work. The small little rectangles resembled the building windows and the small circles resembled the beautiful city lights. She didn't realize this until someone asked her.

Note to Self:
Influenced by his learning disability. Once the face is flattened, he can recognize it.
Influenced by the can't do's:

  • Learning disability
  • Paralyzed
  • Face blindness
Talked about how he lost his father: "Getting through things, there being an end to sorrow, you will be happy again in the end."
He feels the greatest pleasure in doing art.
"Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of it is just show up and get the work"
Great ideas grew out of work
Given a task and just does it, he's more of a precise type of artist.
"You don't have to invent the wheel all the time." It's okay to use past work or another persons idea tod design or inspire a new one.

Quote that reflect his work:
"Size of a problem too big, break it down into small pieces"

Monday, December 16, 2013

First thoughts, future thoughts

I am soo excited to be a part of senior studio this year! I have already been thinking of materials I would like to use on my project. I can see myself working with chalk and paint. Those materials are the main ones I would like to focus on this term. I would like to try using oil pastels since I am not too familiar with using them. I love the way colors mix and blend in pieces done using old pastels. I can see myself doing work that is more 2D. However, I am open to new ideas. It is possible that my final project will become 3D or have some kind of 3D part to it. I would like to lean how to use oil pastels to create art work that kind of looks like a painting. I want to learn how to mix different colors to get certain shades so that my pictures come alive. Since I was really little, I would look at bob ross's paintings for inspiration. His pictures really came alive because he had at least 12 different shades of each color in his paintings. He blended the colors so well and used the right brushes for each step. I hope that my pieces look as real and alive as his. Some ideas that I have are focusing on Boston, and my love for the city. I can possibly make some portraits focused on the different sceneries or aspects of the city that make it so beautiful.




~ Chocolate ~

Friday, December 13, 2013

Seinfeld/Brady Response

Football, leading an orchestra and art are surprisingly very similar. I've never thought of mastering sports having any similarity to mastering an art. Anything that takes time to produce can be considered an art. The "planning time" is the most important and all three hobbies. One thing they mentioned was how they made adjustments according to the results of the rest of the players/musicians. As artists, we make adjustments according to the outcome of our work work. If something doesn't seem right, or you got a splash of red paint on a drawing on accident, there are ways to adjust and still make the piece of art beautiful. It's  kind of like improvising, even though art is not really a "performance". They both also mentioned the time and effort that it takes to produce their work. Practice is very important in art, even if it means doodling something every day. Being an artist is an everyday task. Last but not least, "you've got to know what you're going for." Whether you're on the court, on stage, or in an art studio, you have to know what your outcome should look like. This will be the guide to mastering your work.

Extra Notes:
Bring energy, level of excellent, level of creativity
Have to look at everything on the court
Pace and tempo
Sequences "all these different body parts are coming together to do the same thing"

"Think of something funny and go with it." This is exactly how I think when it comes to art. I am inspired by one thing on have one small idea then I let it guide me through my work. He also talks about the importance of inspiration for a comedian. He was inspired by a pop tart, and without seeing that pop tart in the grocery store, he still would have been in a mind fart for a long time. Going to the MFA was kind of like his experience. I wanted to feel inspired by a piece and let it guide me through my work. That is the starting point. He also talks about his technique of using a yellow pad and his blue pen. It's important to him and that is the only way he feels comfortable writing scripts and jokes. Finding a comfortable work space is important to me and without being in a comfortable work space, I don't feel like I can produce my best work. There are many similarities that can be drawn from a comedian and an artists. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Twyla Tharp Reading

Art: The Creative Habit

Scratching is a term Ms.Tharp uses as a way to describe when in artist is in a blocked state of mind. This is the beginning stage, when one is first trying to come up with ideas or has been away from their project or their creativity for a long time. Some of the best ways to get through this stage for me is by listening to music. Music is my remedy and cure for an empty mind. Tharp emphasized about making sure you know what the best materials are for you. Another thing that I thought was interested that she said was to try new things without repeating projects or idea's you've had in the past. I have never thought of this. Often times, I go back to old projects that I've never finished and build off of that. Now I know that it is best to have a fresh and clear mind when starting a project, leaving the past in the past. I know that there are various materials that I feel comfortable using, but it would be nice to focus on one or two materials this term. I will try not to overlap any projects I have done in the past. Instead, I am going to try to come up with something newer and more challenging.

A lot of these warnings can apply to me. There are a lot of things Ms. Tharp warns about that I have done in the past when trying to create art. One of them that often occurs to me is over planning or over thinking a project. I notice that when I do this, I don't challenge myself enough to let my new ideas flow. I often end up finishing the project fast, making the process boring and just, not as fun. I now understand that it's okay to not know exactly what path to take at first. Time is everything, and great ideas come in the process.