Tuesday, October 28, 2008

objects and my denotative. connotative

hair ties, make-up, dance shoes, hair, tights, fabric, things on costume, hair gel, fabric, sheerness, patterns, thread, fiber, samite, flowers, pennies, dimes, quarters, nickels, paper, coins, hair, beads, ribbon, ruffles, lace, bags, plastic or paper, texture of a trash can, PAPER!, things that go with dresses, necklace, hair pieces, earrings, bracelets, shoes

Dancing in my silks:
denotative: dance, outfit, ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, partners, pointe, pajamas, feet
connotative: movement, rhythm, dashing, emotion, colors, gravity, relaxed, released, whirl, prance, jig, frolic

Money tossed itself away....:
denotative: quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies, trash, dollars, finance, check, fund, payment, launch, pitch
connotative: booty, green, silver, gold, riches, sway, tumble, joggle, propel, beyond, absent, forever

Pretty, this paper dress:
denotative: cute, fair, beautiful, appealing, tasteful, disposable, paper-thin, journal, news, apparel, gown
connotative: eyeful, notable, ingenious, tempting, analysis composition, plaster covering, shift, threads, sartorial

Monday, October 27, 2008

OUT with the OLD and IN with the NEW

so here is my new haiku:

Dancing in my silks
Money tossed itself away...
Pretty, this paper dress!

HOPEFULLY THIS HAIKU WILL HELP IN THE LONG RUN!!! I have a history with dance, so bring on the challenges.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Just kind of a random thing.....These photos I took for my brothers wedding back in August and thought i should share something I look forward to doing in my free time, which is photography. These photos have a sense of angles, lighting, and shape to them that was pleasing for my brother and sister-in-law to be very pleased with.

The Haiku and ides of what to use for each word

still disillusioned
moist ears dwindle, leaves smear, fires
clamber coyly, wet

Still: bottle caps, straw, grass, branch, nails, concrete, vents
Disillusioned: tea, layers of paper, sides of pen, torn cardboard, ribbons
Moist: towels, wet hair, broken ink pen
Ears: earrings, ear swabs, old headphones, fluff, cotton balls, cloth
Dwindle: straws( blow through), bubbles, caps of tops of drinks, tea bags, coffee beans, cd case, wrinkled up paper
Leaves: leaves(duh, lol), bark from a tree, branches, holes in leaves, different sizes, broken leaves
Smear: ribbon, feathers, rope, bracelet, smearing of leaves, pour of ink, marbles
Fires: lighter, matches, dead leaves, ashes, charcoal dust, air brush, burned hair
Clamber: different color, drop multiple pen caps, fabric, dried leaves, needles, staples, bathroom paper
Coyly: rocks, lights, plastic, thread, glue(texture), ribbon, ruler
Wet: water(colored), tea, coffee, ink, paint, bottle outside, glass, wet dirt(mud)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

a simple thought on mind

So here is an idea I may end up doing this weekend which is to redo my line book because crit. didn't go the way I thought it would and then I realized that some of my spreads weren't the finalized ones I printed off which was my silly mistake and I think I want to try again because of some of the craft on the pages.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Final Thoughts on LINE!

Using the parameters at first, I wasn't really thrilled about the new project, but as we got further along I was happy we got to incorporate photography into our work. Going into the environment was something I was excited about because then I was able to capture Kansas City by just looking around and seeing how many lines were out there. I also realized I had a few books that had many line compositions that helped me understand how the artist got to their concept. When working with analog I felt I was stronger in drawing straight and curve lines as compared to translating them to digital, I had some trouble creating my curves. The way my book goes through out is it starts with the word stable and ends with glum to represent the different emotions that someone can have. I've realized that observation skills have gotten better of where I can find more lines in the world and make the lines into something conceptual. As for my craft, I think I have gotten better since the last project and I tried really hard to improve it way better than before. I therefore think my work has gotten to my goal, and on he next project my goal will risen to higher standard.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

new type project

So I'm really excited that we are starting a new project, it shall be fun dealing with elements from the periodic table. The element I was given was Krypton, and as I know it and many people shall know it is the main element that was used in Superman. Krypton is one interesting element by the way it is a noble gas that is barely in the atmosphere. This shall be intriguing.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Lines, Lines, and MORE LINES

With this project, I have realized that I am surrounded by some form of lines. The lines have also come up into my previous photography as to represent the way the viewer is drawn into the frame or how it can tell a story. These lines can be curved, straight, or zig-zagged. They can also stop at a point of structure in the frame. In my mind, anything can create a line by the way a viewer may look at the object(s).

More The World's Greatest Art

To the left is a piece done by Robert Morris, who used anti-form pieces to create his work. This piece is sufficiently made out of felt and hung on the wall. By the it is hung the material creates different types of lines with the negative space because of the cut outs are different sizes as well. He kept the title as 'Untitled' because Morris wanted the viewer to look at the piece of something happening in the world.

Chuck Close (self portrait) uses photographs and then creates a grid layout into small squares which is another way of showing a form of lines. Close up near by.

The Worlds Greatest Art

With being assigned lines as a main content of point of view, I have gone through my books and came across the book American Art: The World's Greatest Art. Going through the pages because it had been some time since the last time I began to see lines that were being made.
Frank Stella, to the left, has shown he way of seeing some lines, but his goal was to 'eliminate spatial illusions.' By that he painted only on flat surfaces and was also pioneering the realm of Minimalism.

Looking at this painting, I first realized that it reminded me of the word balance or regularity by just seeing how the cables of the bridge are ascending into the air. Joseph Stella (to the left) does a very well portrayal of the gothic arches of the bridge which seem to be very balanced in the lighting effect.

(On the Right) When I was looking at Richard Diebenkorn's work, I could tell he worked in many layers. Even though we use black and white Diebenkorn introduces color in his abstract view of looking at the world. This piece is titled Ocean Park No. 27 made in 1970. He is mainly known for his Ocean Park series.

Burgoyne Diller's work really resymbles the work we are trying to produce. He is working with both vertial and hortizontal lines that interact with each other. The fact of bringing color into his piece just gives the viewer another way of interperting. He was by the way a member of the American Abstract Artists (AAA) group and became introduced to this painting by Mondrian's work.