Monday, April 7, 2014

The Difference Between my Space and the Gallery

Right now I am really focused on finishing the pieces that I have not put a lot of thought into how it will be in the gallery. I know vaguely how I want to arrange the pieces, but I am still going to search for creative ideas on how to put the pieces on the wall. I don't want to just stick the pieces on the wall, so it will require some research

To do:

finish drawings
find measurements
generate ideas for framing

Friday, March 14, 2014


When I get back I want to finish my painting and make new ones. I want to continue to experiment with shading and using different colors and creating different layers. I want to remember to teach myself how to shade the water since it will be very different than what I am used to.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Art and Fear

What is the difference between art and craft?

The difference between art and craft is the fact that art is more conceptual. When considering art one is considering the connections between pieces and the concepts behind them. Art explores ideas through craft. Craft is the individual piece made within the artwork. A craft is made to fit the artwork, being a piece of the artwork.

What do the authors mean when they refer to artist habits as style? What is your style as an artist?

When the authors discuss the artists habits as style they dive into the idea that an artists habits of phrasing, automatic selection, materials and other habits define who they are as an artist. The way an artists makes art and their habitual subject matters shows who they are and their style. Personally I have two styles as an artist. My first style is very traditional using a canvas and a paintbrush. I love taking places that are meaningful to me and turning them into a painting. My second style is a style involving material. This style shows my playful side while I experiment with different materials and tools.

"All art is autobiographical?" Based on what you read what is your opinion?

Personally I completely agree with this statement. Everything a person makes and does is somewhat autobiographical. The article talks about how when you paint the brush is making a mark in response to your gesture. The same thing can be said about anything you do and the differences you make. Every mark you make on a page somewhat says something about you. You chose to make that mark in that way.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Today I have been brainstorming a lot about the theme that I am going to work with for the show. I think I might do something with nature because I am very good at painting landscapes and nature and there are many things that I can do with it. I am thinking about using pieces of nature like leaves and sticks to create art. Maybe I will be able to create nature pieces out of nature. I have started a Pinterest where I have pinned all of the art that I have been looking at

here is the link:

Exhibition Formats

Marina Abromovic

This artist truly explores a new form of art by making herself the artwork. She is not just in a painting or a drawing but the end of the exhibit is literally her sitting at a table. For me this makes me ask a lot of questions such as why is this art? and why does she choose to sit there? and why a table? But after doing some research I realize why. The artist is trying to incorporate the audience into her artwork by adding another chair at the other end of the table. Audience members are encouraged to sit in the chair across from her for as long as they want. During this time she stays perfectly still. This kind of strangeness makes me very interested. The fact that this woman had the ability to sit there for hours without moving is astonishing. I think that the viewer sees this piece differently when they enter than when they leave and I think that was on purpose. When the viewer walks in they immediately become confused like I was when I first saw the photo. They get a little uncomfortable wondering if they have to sit there or not. I think that she is looking to spark those emotions and she is trying to make people accept the weirdness of it all. Once the viewer sits across from her I think they begin to understand the piece. Like after staring into her eyes has answered all of their questions.

Friday, January 31, 2014


Today I finished my Boston poster.

I have been thinking about my final project and I either want to do something with Boston or something with nature.


Today we got the opportunity to critique other peoples artwork and get our own critique to work off of. Here are the things that stood out to me:

  • I should work with big things (big posters, paintings, etc...)
  • Boston installation would be cool
  • They liked the piece of magazine scrap paper that I used to mix paints. (I didn't really consider that art until now)
  • Experiment with different mediums
  • Liked the elephant poster and the different colors 

I am still going to work with my Boston theme and see where it takes me.