1. Reading Response: Reading right

    This reading talks about the importance of reading as a young adult in a scholarly setting. We are taught to read for information to obtain knowledge but what we should do is read for ideas, to branch off of and create our own thoughts on the subject matter. This reading puts stress on concept and idea. It says to focus on your interests and things that don’t bore you. However this reading starts off with a quote that I strongly disagree with that is only enforced throughout the rest of the reading. “Reading is the primary key to learning everything.” I’m a very hands on learner. Visual stimulation is what in my mind truly allows me to understand something. Also auditory learning. Speaking with people and learning through conversations and visual examples are to me the best way to learn. Learning through reading always seemed to be more of a hassle to me. Sitting in one spot, focused on one book, completely unengaged with your surroundings. To me its just hard to learn from reading in comparison to a hands on method. Although I do think reading is an incredibly important part  of education, I strongly disagree that it is the “primary key to learning.”

  2. drawing 3 - time based drawing rust:

  3. BA Portfolio: Reflective Box
Steel & plexiglass
1’x1’ box, 6’ chain

    BA Portfolio: Reflective Box

    Steel & plexiglass

    1’x1’ box, 6’ chain

  4. Some Inspirational ideas for upcoming projects in Contemporary drawing. Human body, i would like to work with silhouettes behind sheets. Drawing on objects, i would like to preserve objects in resin. Rust, I’m more focused on textures it creates. And drawing in space, I’m planning on making a display similar to my photos from the gravity quick challenge, but on a larger scale.

  5. Reading Response: Art History, Frames & Filters

    This reading starts talking about historical context in your work. These are things that may influence your work over a period of time such as pop culture, politics, current events, race, emotions, etc. It Also talks about frames and filters which is an example of how we see the world, and how people see our art. Thinking of the historical context of my work i tend to relate my best pieces to personal experiences and memories. I like working out of memory and recreating the thoughts i have visually about an event or idea that took place at one point in my life. Along with a strong desire for perfect craftsmanship i combine these two to make my art.

  6. Reading Response: Museums

    This reading talks about the different types of museums including not just art but scientific, historical, sociological, a combination, etc. There are many different types of museums that display very different work, artifacts, and collections from various types of people. However despite the variations in work there is little variation in who is choosing the work to display. This is left for the wealthy to decide! because of their involvement in the museums via purchases or funding they primary dictate what comes in. Ironically they spend millions on poor or dead artists who come from a drastically different class. Taste in art through major museums is based on the investors, what do they want? they have the ability to manipulate a market and control private as well as some public museums.

  7. BA Portfolio: Sketch for my next installation project. Similar to this project I did last spring I plan on making a mock room display set in a bathroom. Emphasis will be placed on the medicine cabinet, which will be hollowed out like the TV in the previous project, allowing the viewer to gaze through and observe the surroundings.

  8. BA Portfolio: Reflective box. Inspired by Kirsten Berg’s installation art at Burning man 2014, I decided to touch on similar methods of reflecting lights inside of geometric shapes. My plan is to be able to “capture” reflections and lights that only exist visually, not physically. This 1’x1’ steel and plexiglass box will have a reflective film inside to store the information caught through reflections and lights in the surrounding environment.

  9. Reading Response: Manifestos

    This reading talks about Manifesto as a way to relate to a specific category of art. Different types are art (such as Dada or Cubism) have a reason why they are the way they are. A manifesto explains the reasoning behind this. To me a manifesto is important to an artist because it helps the viewer to relate to their work in a broader sense. The manifesto is much like a collection of ideas, or important thoughts that relate to the work an artist is creating. Manifestos are also relevant in groups, when individuals gather and agree on ideas. These mutual understandings are partially what create a manifesto amongst a group. Either from a group or individual manifestos are an important aspect when explaining your art work.