Observational color theory
This is a continuation of working with color and seeing the monochromatic and analogous color schemes. I went to the grocery store and played with the variation of colors, I took several photos or variations until I found a pattern and design I liked. When it came to the Dr. Peppers I really wanted to stack them taller. The problem was that the 12 packs would not stack taller and would fall. The traditional packs are not sold and there were not very many to use. Then I combined two liters of the same.
This one I used an Analogous scheme and I did not have many options available, next time don't try to do this after a weekend. I was nice to see that at the same time the other pop and brands on the shelfs helped these images and it might have been worth getting a photo of just the aisle in itself.
This was a fun assignment that extended the color theory lessons a little deeper. I think it might have helped to do this before the other assignments as a foundation to understanding this a little better.
This project involved artists styles of Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, and Jaume Plensa.
The creative strategies was to "Take an object/Do something to it/Do something else to it.
After that was completed we laid out the three pieces onto the same paper with the three words to create unique variations and shot different angles by using a light source and changing the shadows.
Below are my iterations to my design before moving onto the next process.
Once I found the correct image I then cropped in slightly to remove table. The next step was to redraw the image using a lines with a pencil. We would mimic darker areas by cross hatching lines to make it look denser or lighter.
The goals were to find 3 meaningful words, work from a 2D design to a 3D design and back to a 2D design. The struggle I found was to create a sculpture that was standing to show words or parts of words.
ART 105 Surrealist Installation
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.