Overarching artist statement
Nothing in particular really inspired me throughout the semester, I just went based off of what I was thinking or feeling. I made my artwork the way I did because I wanted it to be appealing to others, and myself of course. I used several different tools to create my artworks. I used tempera paint, watercolor brushes, aqua flo brushes, aqua pencils, and spray paint. I didn't quite use certain techniques, I just filled in what needed to be filled in. I feel as if most of my artworks really don't really have many meanings to me, compared to the artwork I did my freshman year.
- I feel as if my most successful project this semester was my choice 2 project. It's supposed to represent a brick wall with graffiti overlapping it. I feel that this particular project was the most successful to me due to the fact that I worked on this longer than any other project. Not only that but considering that I was behind a lot, and was rushing I feel as if I did a great job on it. It's very detailed and colorful as well, so yes, for the most part my choice 2 project was the most successful.
- I felt as if I overcame obstacles when it came to my functional design project. The obstacles of this project was not being able to get my letters on the boxes correctly , or alone. It was hard trying to hold the stencils and putting the paint on them at the same time. But I worked through those obstacles by asking for help, I asked Mrs. Schumann if she could hold the stencils up against the box while I applied the paint.
- A project that I would do over would be "Believe in greater things". The project was supposed to be somewhat of a graffiti project. The word "Believe" was in graffiti font , and the wings were supposed to be under it. What I didn't like about the artwork was the final product overall , it didn't turn out how I had expected it to. So therefore I personally would go back and do the whole entire thing over.
My final artwork was the one on the right. Collaboration played a role in my final , due to the fact that I didn't know what else I wanted to add. Malchi and Mikey helped , they were the one's who collaborated on my final piece. Malachi added the word REEZY in the back and Mikey add the outlining of the word , and the outlining of the hair , and part of the sleeve. The benefits of collaborating was that if you didn't like what someone had did to your piece you could always change it around to how you liked it and etc. Challenges I ran into relating to collaboration was actually finding two other individuals to add onto my piece. Since I was a tad bit behind and everyone else was working on something different it was kind of hard , since I didn't want to interrupt them from working on their pieces.
My artwork is supposed to represent a brick wall with graffiti over top of it. Originally i was going to do a series of images collage together but i said " hey , why not just do a WOW piece?". My artwork is made from a medium sized piece of white paper, Aqua flo brushes , Watercolor brushes , and Aqua brushes. I didn't really use any specific techniques, I just colored them in. My artwork shows mostly happy emotions as you can see above by the different types of images and emojis that I drew. As an artist I don't really have any goals, so it's hard to say whether or not my piece helped me reach my goal. I just learned how to use different tools when creating this artwork. The final piece is actually not what I had imagined, it had came out better than I had expected it to. I can say this piece will influence me to use the tools that I used in future artworks.
The subject matter of my artwork is to create a functional everyday design out of recycled objects. It looks like a bunch of little cubbies that you can put things in. I created my artwork by choosing different size shoe boxes, and hot glued them together , the way that I prefered. I then had to Mod Podge all of the boxes so that when I spray painted the edges you couldn't see the boxes and etc , it also made it very sturdy. Next I spray painted the edges of the boxes black. I waited for the spray paint to dry and the next day I painted the inside purple, a color that matched my room. I waited for the inside to dry and then went on to place my stencils down and etc. No one really inspired my artwork. It's more of a personal issue , since the boxes couldn't hold my shoes I figured that they can hold other things , as it sits on my wall of course. My goals as an artist is to walk away with a perspective of new techniques , skills , and etc. The final piece isn't how I thought it would come out. It came out better than I had expected it to.
Artist Statement :
My artwork looks as if the graffiti letters are being lifted up by these hawk like wings , I created my artwork by choosing the colors I wanted the background to be and the letters, I then spray painted it . Next I drew the word believe , cut it out and applied it to my medium paper, after taping the parts that needed to stay down. I then spray painted over that with a black spray paint as you can see, I then drew the wings and also cut them out , I completed the same process as I did with the word , but instead I spray painted the wings gold. I let everything dry and then took the word believe and wings off. After that I went around the words in gold tempera paint and added some splashes of gold paint above the word. The big idea behind my work is that you should always believe in yourself and try your hardest to accomplish whatever you set your mind to. This piece somewhat helped me reach my goals , I learned the different techniques and ways to spray paint , and I also learned the different ways to add pieces and shapes to your work with stencils. My overall thoughts is that I truthfully could've done better and added more details to my artwork.
The title of my artwork is called "Love of music". It looks like a 3-D block with a heart and a treble clef is in the middle of the heart. I personally feel as if i don't really have a subject matter , i guess you can just say my love for music is very strong , based off the artwork I've created. My artwork was made from white clay. I use several tools to actually shape this piece and etc. I did a lot of scoring and slipping. No one really inspired my artwork , I wanted to do something that represented me , and for the most part music represents a major part of my life. I would say my artwork represents a personal issue. As of right now I don't have any goals as an artists but to improve and look into different types of artworks and etc. I guess I've accomplished what I wanted with this piece because I did explore different things, such as how to make a ceramic relief sculpture. In creating this artwork , I learned that building some of the music notes from clay was harder than I thought it would be.
My artwork looks like a cartoon version of me , or so for the most part that's what its supposed to look like. The subject matter of my artwork was global warming but I had to change it around to make it into my own artwork, so for the most part at this moment it doesn't have a subject matter. I personally don't have a title for my artwork at this particular moment, so i just call it Global Warming Recreation. I would say the most obvious elements or principles would be my hair and skin tone in my artwork. To create my artwork I used a black marker to highlight the key points being that i had to paint over them, I also used different colors of tempera paint, after I let it dry I went back and did an ink wash to bring out the details that I painted over such as the eyes, lips, nose and etc. Shepard Fairey inspired my artwork. I'm quite frankly not sure what my artwork represents. I didn't really try to show emotions in my artwork. My goals as an artist is to just explore different things , such as different tools , different artists, and different approaches on my artworks. My artwork did somewhat help me reach my goal. It helped me explore a different artist, and different approaches. With this artwork I learned that drawing hands is very difficult! I guess you can say the finished piece is how I imagined it , I just wish i could have added more things to it, but unfortunately i could not.