Worked on this project with Kendall. She is a good partner, just saying. So after reviewing Yoko Ono and Allan Kaprow, we created a 40 photo video with Mad and Peter's help. We created actions and did a classroom selection to narrow down the pieces we will use. The Action I was given
Tape a fly to the whiteboard.
The four actions I wrote were:
Look at a pretty scene,
Close your eyes and take a picture.
Make a fist, see the mountain and valleys.
Open your hand and recreate.
Look at something beautiful
find a flaw
then zoom out.
Erase the Ugly
Draw lots of lines
erase the ugliest first
until one remains.
This had to involve the human body, take less than 10 seconds to perform, be associated with life more than art, require no props or very simple props and must be able to be performed by anyone.
Some of the vocabulary learned was Frame rate, Persistance of vision, Time Lapse, Shape in reference to video work, Point of viewProportion, and scale. Many steps to this project. I could not upload my video as directed but found out in class that there were issues with Weebly. I still can not upload to view yet. I recreated my previous YouTube account and my video is still being processed as I wrote this.
VIDEO LINK BELOW
This is one of the books I have learn to make. Its a lot of work but a skill worth learning and something to appreciate in books that I see in the future.
So for this project, I did not feel the uncanny portion of this. I do feel that I did try to express this but it was not reflected well on my results back. I do think its the geometric or how I see photos in a collage or in this particular layout. I support my decision but I do understand. What I did really like from this was the Surrealism involved. Craftsmanship was hard to accomplish because on this day I had to learn how to set up the weebly site. I lost valuable time that cause my craftsmanship to suffer. Some of the vocabulary learned were:
Color, Shape, Continuity, Juxtaposition, Figure, Figure-Ground relationship, and uncanny.
I earn no points for posting this late because of learning how to set up my page that day and I did not know how to tag the photos with the categories. Thank you to Maddie for helping me with this. Aside from that I would have scored a B for these first to assignments. I am confident of my work this far along in my 2nd semester at Siena.
This is a inspired piece from Hockney's Joiner. I worked on this with Kendall, we had to review how to do this and I took about 60 photos to get this final piece. I was able to take a quicker approach by setting up my Photoshop file better. I created a matte with all the 3x3 cut outs and I was able to place photos underneath that layer. This allowed me to arrange them in the correct way that looked aesthetically pleasing. That gave me more unity and variation that looked scanned across. Craftsmanship was equally important, the layout on the paper meant no gridded pencil lines could show, which was difficult because of using PVA glue. The most difficult part of this project was trying to achieve a Chiaroscurro lighting effect. We had one light source to use but others in Gallery 10 also had lights that filled in the shadows to Kendall. While I know there are many projects to do, since this involved photography, I felt very comfortable with this. Some of the vocabulary learned was:
Line, Shape and Form, Space and Perspective. All of which you can see were important aspects to this project.
*Not knowing how to enter information and getting use to Weebly, this was not entered on time.
My Name is Steve Gonzalez, coming back to school after a lot of years. I am determined to get this done. Sometimes I wonder if I will make it.