Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Mariella the Fish

A fish is swimming in a fast cerulean blue ocean. Corals of fuchsia, tangerine, siena, and indigo flutter through Mariella the fish’s eyes. She is amazed at the beauty of color that is surrounding her. She slowly swims through her normal route to work as a banker for Fishcovia. Mariella takes in all that surrounds her and thinks, what go wrong on this beautifully colored day.


Mariella the fish runs straight into two humans eating under water. “WHAT THE ....” I’m sure you can guess what Mariella the fish said, FISH STICKS of course !!

John Lynn, a representative for AIA 2030, talked to the whole department about the importance of going green and reaching a carbon neutral environment. First Mr. Lynn discusses how our society needs to be 50 percent neutral right now, we need to be 60 percent by 2010, 80 percent by 2020, 90 percent by 2025, and full carbon neutralization by 2030.One of the challanges with this goal is the carbon use of everyone. One way to limit this use is for building designers to create structures that will last a long time and can withstand time. “The whole is greater then the sum of its parts, we are a storm on a planet.”

The 411 on 12 Twigs

One stick can be snapped easily, three with effort, twelve almost impossible. With my twelve twig project, I am highlighting and showcasing one idea, an idea that when a group of twigs are placed together they create a stability that can not be broken. My goal is to emphasis this feature and highlight its strong quality.

Right now there is a chinese ladder wrap around all twelve twigs. It leads to the center, where it is met by a metallic sphere, and slowly branches off from that point. The chinese laddering also makes a spiral around the twigs, creating a pattern that draws your eyes closer to the metal sphere. feel like I need to do some variety reduction and only wrap six of the twigs. I am also changing the color of the wrapping to a pale green, which will strongly contrast with copper wire.

My first idea for my project was to stand it up, but Tommy had the idea of turning to the side and I believe it creates a much stronger message. I chose to leave the twigs at a quite long length to create a contrast with the small sphere.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hand and Hand

These are my ambedextous hands. The top is me drawing with my right hand, the bottum with my left. Obviously you can tell that I'm right handed. YA - YA !!

Time in a Bottle

I feel like an hourglass is an abstract version of my stick project.
The sphere surrounding the center on my project relates back to the point where the sand of the hourglass is caught between past and present.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Place for a Leaf ... Full Circle

Our first studio project ! A Place for a Leaf.
EXCITING !!!!!! YA - YA !!

The place for a leave in my mind will always be falling from a tree on a crisp Autumn day. To represent this, I decided to make my project hang fro mthe ceiling. Around the actual leaf is a daimond shape that acts as an abstract form of what it holds. Through the four sides of the daimond, the paper starts to crinkle and deteriorate. This represents the life cycle of the leaf within. It is an ongoing process of life, It starts crisp and neat, starts to age and break apart, then finally crumbles back to the earth create more.

Listen to the Words that are Coming Out of My Mouth !!

Well this was quite a disaster. It's supposed to be Danielle's cheap ring. I had to turn my back to her while she described an object and I had to draw it. It was actually a fun exercise and amusing to see what came from what she described to me.

"I Feel It in my Fingers ... "

These are a pair of sunglasses... obviously !! But for serious, during drawing class we coulndn't look at the object we were drawing, we could only feel it. SUPER COOOL! YA-YA

Beautiful Disasters

The Negative Isn't So Negative

Eye on the Prize

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

What's in my Murse ??

So these are five things that I always carry around in my murse, also known as a man - purse. It's my Ipod, keys, cell phone, liter, and cigarettes (don't smoke, it's a nasty habit). I just never go anywhere without these five things !!

Topsy Turvy Drawings

I've actually done this drawing before in one of my high school art classes. However, I've never done it this well. The hands that I drew kind of suck, well, really suck, but I was quite pleased with the face (even though it is cut off).

Anatomy of a Letter

When I first started doing the lettering exercise I didn't really like it. It was hard for me to do the more circular letter like "C" "O" and "G." As I worked on it more though, I found that I was starting to like writing those letters and the exercise felt less tedious.