Thursday, April 28, 2011

Inflatable Group Critique

For our inflatable we made a jellyfish. Overall it was a great success. Our location couldn't have been better; a jelly fish right by the fountain! There were a few problems though. The first would be our jellyfish was a little lumpy but we did our best in trying to create dome. Another small problem was our tentacles kept being blown under our jelly by the wind. Maybe if we would have had air moving through them the would have stayed put. The sign we made definitely helped people to know it was a jellyfish even though the tentacles weren't always super visible. The last minor problem was our vent hole at the top should have been a little bit bigger so we would be able to close our door all the way.

The Jellyfish group: Kim, Ollie, Selena, Lauren, Mirella

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lecture 9 Assignment

What is your favorite color?


How important is the appearance or design of the following products in your decision to purchase the product?
new car:          somewhat  
underwear:    somewhat  
tv set:   not very  
winter coat:   not very  

What is your 2nd favorite color?

"When you select pictures, photographs, or other pieces of art for your home, do you find you lean more toward modern or more toward traditional styles?"

"If you had to choose from the following list, which type of art would you say you prefer?"

Which of the following statements applies to you more?

"When choosing pictures, photographs, or other art for my home, I focus on whether or not I like the piece"
Would you say you prefer older objects or newer objects to collect or decorate you home?

newer objects
"Would you say that you prefer seing paintings of wild animals, like lions, giraffes, or deer, or that you prefer seeing paintings of domestic animals, like dogs, cats or other pets?"
wild animals

"In general, would you rather see paintings of outdoor scenes or would you rather see paintings of indoor scenes?"

Which of the following outdoor scenes appeals to you the most?
Paintings of:

"lakes, rivers, & oceans"
Which season would you most like to see depicted in a painting?

Which of the following types of indoor scenes appeals to you most?
still life paintings of/domestic scenes with:
Do you tend to prefer paintings that are related to religion or those that are not related to religion? Not related to religion.
Which of the following statements is closest to your view?

"Paintings don't necessarily have to teach us any lessons, but can just be something a person likes to look at."
Which of the following statements is closest to your view?

"I prefer paintings that are different-looking if they're very realistic, I might as well be looking at a photography"
"Do you prefer paintings that exaggerate the dimensions or reality of objects we already know, or ones that feature imaginary objects which have no connection to everyday life?"

 featuring imaginary objects
"Do you prefer seeing bold, stark designs or more playful, whimsical designs?"
Playful and whimsical designs
Do you tend to favor paintings with sharp angles or ones with soft curves?
Soft curves
"Which patterns do you like better: geometric patterns or more random uneven patterns?" geometric paterns
"Do you like to see expressive brush-strokes on the canvas, or do you prefer that the surface of the canvas be smooth, more like a photograph?"
expressive strokes
Do you like to see colors blend into each other or do you like it when different colors are kept apart? It depends on the manner in which they are blended.
"Every color has a wide range of shades. Take the color blue, for example. An artist can use a bright, vibrant shade of blue, like a royal blue, a pale, muted shade of blue, like light blue, or a darker tone of blue, like dark or midnight blue. In general, which would you say that you prefer? when the artist uses more vibrant shades, paler shades, or darker shades of color?"
"In general, do you enjoy paintings that have a more serious or a more festive mood?"
"And how about the painting itself - do you like it to be busy and contain lots of people or objects, or do you like it to be as simple as possible?"
 lots of people 
How about the size of paintings: do you prefer larger paintings or smaller paintings?
dishwasher size
full-size refridgerator
full wall
"19"" television"
a magazine
paperback book
"Some paintings are of famous historical figures and others are of more ordinary people. Do you generally prefer paintings of famous people, or ones of more ordinary paintings."

"Do you prefer paintings which are predominantly of children, of women, or of men, or doesn't it matter?" doesn't matter
"Thinking back to the paintings of people that you have like in the past, for the most part were the figure working, at leisure, or were they posed portraits?" at leisure
"Which do you think you like better, a painting of one person or of a group of people?"
a grou of people
"And from what you've seen, would you say that you prefer paintings in which the person or people are nude, partially clothed or fully clothed?"
doesn't matter
If you were given the choice of a gift - a sum of money or a piece of art that you genuinely like and which was of equal value to the money, which would you choose?
sum of money
Which one of the following would be most important to you in deciding how much money you would spend on a painting?

the degree to which you like the painting
What is the most amount of money you would consider spending on a piece of art you really like? if i had the means to the price wouldnt matter
"For each of the following names, indicate if your impressions of that artist's work are very favorable, favorable, or very unfavorable. Some of these artists are not very well known, so if you have never heard of someone, or don't know enough about their work to have an opinion, just say so."
Pablo Picasso very unfavorable
Norman Rockwell favorable
Jackson Pollock very favorable
Salvador Dali favorable
Leroy Neiman favorable
Claude Monet favorale
Rembrandt unfavorable
Andy Warhol favorable
Georgia O'Keefe favorable
"If you could pick one type of person you'd most enjoy having dinner with, would you choose an artist, a television or movie actor, an author, or a sports star?"
an artist (Miyazaki)

"How often, on average, would you say that you go to art museums - more than two times a year, one or two times a year, less than once a year, or not at all?
 more than two times a year

The following are some reasons people have given in the past as to why they do not go to art museums more often. For each reason, please tell whether it is a major reason why you do not go to musuems more often, a minor reason, or not a reason at all:
1. there is not an art museum in my area:  major 
2. I do not have enough spare time:  minor  
3. I don't feel comfortable in art museums because I don't know alot about art: major  minor   not a reason not a reason
4. the cost of admission is too expensive: not a reason
5. I simply don't enjoy looking at art: not a reason
Would you favor or oppose spending more money in federal taxes than we do on the arts?
Some works of art are displayed in public places. Do you think that average citizens should or should not have a say in determining which works of art are appropriate to be displayed in public?
not at all. They are not paying for the spot nor do they own it.
"When it comes to most political issues, do you think of yourself as a liberal, a conservative, or a moderate? If moderate, do you think of yourself as being closer to being liberal or being conservative?"
Which of the following income categories includes your total family income in 1992 before taxes?
What is your gender?

I believe that my answers are similar to some other American answers such as the question about the money or the art. I chose the money because as much as I love art I could use that money for better uses.

I think ones questioning the taste of the surveyor would help tremendously.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Big Idea Ideas

These are the only two i could think of...
this one i am going to wear im not sure if that counts as a performance...
 These two are one project and are to be wrapped in a pink ribbon in a destroyed crate

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Exquisite Corpse

beautiful gypsy run green rat
green flower shrieking unsubstantial valerie
red rat ran crispy dog

For my pictures I chose :



Feminine Pictures

The flowers I know are very typical. I took pictures of the hill because it looked curvy to me and when I think of a woman I think of curves~

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Metaphor piece

here was my metaphor piece it was meant to be a performance piece but apparently helium doesnt last s long in regular balloons... oh well i had to improvise so here :

Anyway if i was able to perform it  the loner balloon was going to float away...
my metaphor was: "Friends are balloons, If you dont hold them tight enough they float away."

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Here goes my story line and mapping projects

As for my critique for this piece: I was told that i did a poor job on hiding the wood at the top of my piece (i honestly forgot that there are taller people in class xD)
I should of colored in the missing glass space with black.