Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Artist talk tommorow....

Tommorow is the day for me to talk about my art and it's concept. I believe that it starts at around 12:00-12:30 and that I'm the first person to go. Hopefully I do alright and I don't get too nervous for the show. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Final Projects......

These are my final projects that I have had mounted on sintra plastic boards for the Senior Thesis exhibition at the end of the month. Hope that these are up to standard and that it gets me a worthwhile grade for my effort.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Post critique reaction

It was a batch of mixed reactions but I think for the most part it was positive. The 4 gun pieces are what got the best reviews so I will show them for the exhibition show. I need to make improvement which I have done and hopefully they will be better accepted.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Critique week

This week is the time that I have my art work looked at by the faculty of the Art department at TCNJ. I have six projects in total that I will show And I think that I will do alright for this week. This time around, they have worked out a schedule so that each person will get twenty minutes instead of ten to be critiqued. While I am nervous as to what they may say, I feel that my work will speak for itself.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sorry for the lack of updates....

Here's what has been going on these past few weeks. My portfolio site is more or less done and ready to be graded for class. The paper that was due last week was turned in but I found out later that it was only to be an outline. However, my teacher said that this was much better because it gives her a better chance to make suggestions on how to improve it. As for my projects, I have 4 of them done and I have ideas to make more so that is going fine as well. Above is one of the finished pieces for you to enjoy. That's all for now, hope all goes well for you and I in the future.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Everything running as good as can be

Sorry I haven't written in a while. The portfolio site I've been working on is getting bigger and better with every modification. I have plenty for projects to keep me busy including photos, photoshop images, and other ideas floating around. Hopefully I will get this all ready in time for the due dates. That will have to due for now because I have to leave for an appointment with my teacher now. Bye for now.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Respose to reading "The Work of Art in the age of Mechanical Reproduction"

This reading, I felt, gave us the history of some famous forms of art through time and also commented on the reproductions of that art. While the reading states that reproductions are unique because they could capture scenes better it also had a lesser value in society. In some situations the reproductions can be seen as forgaries or fakes and thus be tossed away. It goes on to say that a reproduction losses its sense of time and space because it didn't have to go through what the original had to throughout history. How the original was percieved in the era it was created differs from haw the reproduction is seen today because todays standerds and acceptance of art is different from the past societies traditions.

I agree with this because today we now have a more open mindedness reaction to art as opposed to the past. When Duchamp created "The Fountain", it was contraversial because of the subject matter. But if it was remade today it would not have the value it once had because the art style it was apart of is now accepted and is a staple for modern art. Reproductions, while preserving the origial itself, will never share the significance of the original because its a reflection and not something of as much importance. I enjoyed reading this and hope that the others will be just as intriging.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Portfolio site is up but is basic

I have my index page setup for my portfolio but its just a basic site for now. I had wanted to create it using and online application at indexhibit.com but it confused me as to how I was to create it. I will go talk to my teachers about it when we meet again for class but for now what I have created will due.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ideas I have floating around....

One thing that I came up with was finding a way to make Wii remotes into weapons like I did with the gun/ controller. Another would be people and their Avatars and I was thinking I'd start with some celebrity ones. Creating an entire body with clothes from many different video games seems like an interesting. Also, one note to add, I'm working on gathering materials to make my gun/controller into a sculpture piece. I have other ideas floating in my head but there not as ironed out as the pieces I just mentioned. I'll write another post soon.

New Semester, New Projects

Well, its now the beginning of the Spring '10 semester and this one seems as complex as the last one with a couple new tasks put before us. Hopefully, my fellow students and I do just as well if not better this time around. Ideas for new projects will follow soon.