Friday, January 22, 2016

1) What issue did you choose and why?
- I chose the issue of discrimination against people, specifically based on gender race, sexuality, or religion. I chose this issue because I strongly believe that all people are equal no matter their variation from each other, and that you should not be judged by your differences from other people. 
2) Where is your focal point? Why did you make this your focal point?
- I chose my focal point to be the skulls, so I made them brightly colored with a black background so they would draw attention. I chose the skulls to be my focal point because they represent how on the inside, every human is the same no matter their differences. It shows how when it comes down to it, everyone is just the same. 
3) How are you using space?
- I used space by spacing out the skulls equally across the flag, so that they were symmetrical and evenly distributed. 
4) What did you learn throughout this project? 
- I learned that using resist with paints can be difficult to maintain and takes lots of time and concentration. I also learned that even if you think you've failed, you can always make it better in the end.
5) If you could do it again, how would you change your artwork?
- I would change my artwork by painting back over the skulls with the different colors of paint after the resist was washed off instead of just coloring over it with marker, so the skulls would appear more bold and catch the eye easier. 

Monday, January 4, 2016

1. Describe
- My artwork is of a person named Michael Clifford playing guitar. His guitar is colored red, his skin is white, and his clothes and the floor are black.
2. Create
- I created my artwork by first bending pipe cleaners in the shape of my figure. I then covered the pipe cleaners in tin foil and then paper mache. I finished it by painting it over with white, black, and red.
3. Big Idea
- The big idea behind my project is for it to resemble the sculptures that Giacometti created. Also for the sculpture to resemble a person in movement.
4. Goals
- My goal for this project was for my figure to represent a person playing guitar and for it to be recognizable. I think I accomplished my goal since it does in fact look like a person playing guitar.
5. Overall thoughts
-  Overall, I thought my project turned out looking good. I thought the different uses of color on it also made it stand out.