Let me say that I really liked this idea of art, I feel a connection with this and what I hope to pull off in my show, kind of at least. The hardest part of this assignment was to draw the biomorphic shapes with not looking at the front. This as an artist I felt left too much for chance. Yet on the other spectrum with past assignments too many constraints felt like my hands were tied. I think its funny because we want the right amount of chaos and guidelines in making art. Well at least I do. New vocabulary learned was
Below are the photos I took of myself with one close up that I would use as my base. I used 3 other photos and turned them over and created my biomorphic shapes and then cut them out. I did this in black and white and in color.
The images above were my black and white iterations that I created with my shapes. By doing this over 3 times I found one that I preferred over the other one.
The image above was the one I used and used double sided tape to hold my shapes in place.
The photos below are my color iterations.
This was my last final iteration that I liked and used. The following step we took the next day was to paint each image uses a color scheme. Below are both of my painting that I did.
This was an assignment I conducted with Amanda. The project was in relation to Max Ernst's "Mechanism of Collage" essay. Amanda and I were given objects that we could use to create a form of installation art. We photographed several iterations and discussed several ideas and we came across these main four photos. Once we chose a location, we began taking a chair and objects that were provided to create a surrealism piece of work by taking two or more objects that do not belong with each other to make an assisted readymade piece of art. The piece ended up being a site specific piece of work, just because it requires a background. This idea relates to how Max Ernst placed things that do not normally go together to see what he could create. In reviewing this assignment I think the value I got was trying to think outside the box into how can two or more objects could create art. How this relates to me would be something with an urban perspective. Thinking off the top of my head would be taking a fire hydrant and placing it on its side on a wall.
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.