Monday, April 7, 2014

The reality of my work in the gallery

  1. Get the measurements of my pieces for my glass frames so that they can be cut and shipped off.
  2. Make two more peices
  3. Test run the background for the wall 

Final Product Visualize

I visualized a black and white background. My pieces would look super clean on the wall in a glass frame. The background would be of black drops of what would appear to be tinted water. The drops would be very big, super percise and realistic. I want to try it out on a big piece of paper.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Looking back & looking forward

This week I was on a roll. I made three new pieces that I liked and enjoyed making. Before making these pieces, I felt as if I was stuck and didn't know what to make next. I knew that I had an idea/theme but realized that it was stopping me from making things I wanted to make. This week I let all hell loose and started making anything I wanted to make at the time and I really like the outcome. I'm excited to come back from break and continue to make more pieces that reflect my talents and the great habits that make me an artist.

Monday, March 3, 2014

This is something that I've been working on for the past few weeks. I really don't like the outcome of this piece. Thinking about trashing it to be honest. I tried reworking it a bunch of times and it just isn't working.

Something I worked on. Compliments the theme of color in my project. This might be something I want to use for my final project.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Art & Fear

Read the article and respond to the questions on your blog:  

1. What is the difference between craft and art?
  • The western definition of old craft means that it fits a specific template. One example is, all sketches must look realistic or all paintings must be of nature. There is never a 'challenge' when it comes to making a craft. It's like diving off a low board and finishing the race first. It's expected to finish the race first because you set yourself up for something easy. The Eastern definition of art is that it carries a certain tradition and is influenced by multiple peoples work. This also means that art carries a specific theme that was taken from another artist who created it. 
  • 2. What do the authors mean when they refer to artist habits as a style?  What is your style as an artist?

  • Everyone creates their own "habits" when making art. By habit, he means style. Everyone has their own style of art. It can be a pattern you find yourself following every time you make a new peice or even a theme like always using the color blue or how your art pieces all relate to nature. My style as an artist is making something that is realistic look fictional at the same time. In one of my pieces, I painted a girl who had paint splurging out of her mouth and paint coming from the other end. This is one example of a piece that seems to look realistic but put into a fictional setting or situation. "
3. "All art is auto biographical". Based on what you read what is your opinion.
  • I believe that all art is biographical. No human being can ever be resistant to outside influences. Just like people are influence by surroundings and experiences, artists are influenced by other art work. People might call it copying or not being original but anything created by a person is there own. Spicing it up makes it your own. 
  • NOTES:
  • Respond automatically to the familiar and ur free to respond selectively to the unfamiliar"
  • balance- making art helps achieve balance
  • To see things is to enhance your own sense of wonder

Monday, February 10, 2014

Work in progress:
Girl from poem, Green grudge splash from poem


The clouds shoot colorful rain drops from the air,
Dripping onto the painting,
It was created on a canvas by my feet that tiptoed,
Grabbing the colors that drop,
From the clouds and my palms,
That hold the ends of the rainbow letting the ends drip slowly,

The raindrops met miami the city of palms,
Bullying the chalk on the sidewalks creating a painting,
The kids of the streets walk slowly,
Single file, they tiptoed,
Crying over the raindrops that dropped,
Destroying their hopscotch and foursquare they curse the air,

The kids walked back to their houses slowly,
That were covered in the colorful raindrops that dropped,
Splashing onto a beautiful painting,
That is the epitome of nature in the trees of palms,
Thanking someone for the greens while looking in the air,
Turning away, they tiptoed,

They went their separate ways after the rain dropped,
A girl named daisy walked to her room slowly,
Infected by the air,
Realizing that she has a bad case of stripes, nothing as glorious as the painting,
That ran away from the canvas and into daisy’s room he tiptoed,
Telling her everything would be okay as he held her palms,

They fell asleep dreaming about walking in the air,
With the paintings,
And the raindrops that dropped,
And the rainbow the tiptoed,
Trying to find my palm,
While I fall slowly,

Onto a painting,
Made by a girl who dreams of colorful raindrops that drop,
Who holds a rainbow that guides her palms,
Painting slowly,
As I tiptoe to the corner of the canvas,
Confused, looking into the air.

~Anny Arias
Inspirational artists:

Zineb Sedira: All white background, white attire with a peek of color on faces

Janine Antonie : All white background, colored balanced object on head

Bernie Searie: Colorful face, splurge of color on all white background

Inspirational photography:

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Inspirational artists

Kara Walker:

I like that she is very specific about what sizes she wants her paintings to be on the wall. This impacts the perspective of the pieces, making it look like it's kind of sinking in or popping out.

Kehinde Wiley:

I really like how he emphasized on the backgrounds of the paintings. I really like how he uses different patterns for the background. It almost seems as if he is placing a realistic person into a fantasy setting.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Art

I think the purpose of creating New Art film was to show people how there is a variety of "arts" and its not very traditional paining a scenery type of art. Its more about beautifying our surrounding even when they may not look so beautiful. I thought it was really cool how they utilized technology and sounds to make art. Also, most of the artists don't just do one type of art. They do a whole combination of spray paintings, photography, sculptures. They emphasize that there is no limit to art. I thought it was cool to see the artists working on their pieces and how most of them don't go back and erase or just call something garbage if it doesn't seem to look good in the process. They kind of just work with what they have until it looks nice to them. Art is more about creating something they like and choosing an audience that possibly will be interested in the same. Marketing correctly goes with choosing the right audience and making your piece memorable to those people.


  • 50% making the work
  • 50% about business
  • Art is business
  • Setting that didn't have any color in it, a spec of neon
  • Working off of an idea
  • Process driven art
  • "Want my audience to question how I'm making what I'm making"
  • In a perfect world everyone is an artist, enriches our lives time to beautify our surroundings
  • Utilizing technology and sounds
  • Freedom within that system
  • Process
  • Market correctly, audience
  • Theres not one type of art they do, its a whole combination 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Austin Kleon & Kirby Ferguson

This blog is stating that it is okay to get inspiration from other work. "Copying" has a negative connotation, but should have a positive one when it comes to art. This is how great artists get their ideas from. Inspiration.

"Copy Transform Design"
"Everything is a remix"
This video goes against the American "copy rights" law. A product can evolve. As he says in the video, "everything is a remix." In art, I get inspiration from other art work I find on the internet or in museums. I don't necessarily consider this copying, I consider it transforming and designing my own product. Inspiration sparks every artist before creating their work. Every idea comes from somewhere. 

Monday, January 6, 2014


This is a piece I worked on during break. I asked Sydney to give me a word and she gave me the word "rebirth". This is what I came up with.

This piece from the MFA inspired me to try to focus my work around shapes. 

For my square this week, I was given the word boundaries. The first thing I thought of was a box. I really wanted to use oil pastels because I had never used them in any of my pieces before. I drew a picture of a box with weird swirls coming out of it. I didn't like the outcome of this piece, so I tried something new.

I made a 3D box with colorful straws blocking the opening. 

I've been in the process of creating this scenery of Newbury street for the first 2 weeks of senior studio.