This is a photo taken by teddymb on Flickr. It’s a focus on shadow. It’s a photo of a gecko sitting on a leaf. The angle is from below, looking up at the gecko and its shadow through the leaf. You can see its head, but the rest is shadow.
As explained by the article attached to the string of photos I found, shadows take on more personality, and can sometimes be more important - and loud - than an actual image/object. They almost have a life and form of their own. They give a whole new concept to a figure. 
In this photo, you can see the details in the shape of the gecko’s body, whereas in its head you cannot. In the shadow, the color is taken away, and the spaces aren’t “filled”. You kind of almost have to guess what the rest of the gecko looks like, however, you have a good idea of what it may be. 
It’s really interesting how shadows can make you think and see things differently. Yasmeen inspired me. :P Here’s the link to the website I found, Mr. Guy, you may be interested: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/03/01/showcase-of-beautiful-shadow-photography/. I shared it with Yasmeen as well in case she might be interested.

This is a photo taken by teddymb on Flickr. It’s a focus on shadow. It’s a photo of a gecko sitting on a leaf. The angle is from below, looking up at the gecko and its shadow through the leaf. You can see its head, but the rest is shadow.

As explained by the article attached to the string of photos I found, shadows take on more personality, and can sometimes be more important - and loud - than an actual image/object. They almost have a life and form of their own. They give a whole new concept to a figure. 

In this photo, you can see the details in the shape of the gecko’s body, whereas in its head you cannot. In the shadow, the color is taken away, and the spaces aren’t “filled”. You kind of almost have to guess what the rest of the gecko looks like, however, you have a good idea of what it may be. 

It’s really interesting how shadows can make you think and see things differently. Yasmeen inspired me. :P Here’s the link to the website I found, Mr. Guy, you may be interested: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/03/01/showcase-of-beautiful-shadow-photography/. I shared it with Yasmeen as well in case she might be interested.

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thousands of flowers installed in an abandoned mental asylum

Inspiration!

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I say “interesting” too much in my critiques…

hmmm

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This is a photo of “Goosefeathers” by Andy Goldsworthy in 1956. The medium is … goose feathers … and it is done outside on soil.
Goldsworthy arranged the goose feathers into an aesthetically pleasing pattern. The wispy-ness of the ends of the feathers give it a really interesting look, and the shapes they bend into are very peculiar. 
I don’t know much about goose feathers, so I don’t know why he would pick to use them. I’m assuming that he just saw them, was inspired, and just started working with them, and enjoyed the process. It looks really nice and I love how he used something SO unordinary, unexpected, and unique as a medium!
I was drawn to this piece, and chose this piece, because this entire weekend I’ve CONSTANTLY had random things on my mind that I want to do and put down on paper. I would hear a song lyric, see a cool shape in my chips, find a pretty color in the clothes department at work, etc, and just wonder what I could randomly do with it. I don’t want any thought processes, I just want to do it. I was going to go get a new sketchbook today but, alas, I had no time. :( booooooo
Mr. Guy, you should check out Andy Goldsworthy! Some of his stuff is a little “eh”, but some of it is really interesting! 
http://www.morning-earth.org/artistnaturalists/an_goldsworthy.html

This is a photo of “Goosefeathers” by Andy Goldsworthy in 1956. The medium is … goose feathers … and it is done outside on soil.

Goldsworthy arranged the goose feathers into an aesthetically pleasing pattern. The wispy-ness of the ends of the feathers give it a really interesting look, and the shapes they bend into are very peculiar. 

I don’t know much about goose feathers, so I don’t know why he would pick to use them. I’m assuming that he just saw them, was inspired, and just started working with them, and enjoyed the process. It looks really nice and I love how he used something SO unordinary, unexpected, and unique as a medium!

I was drawn to this piece, and chose this piece, because this entire weekend I’ve CONSTANTLY had random things on my mind that I want to do and put down on paper. I would hear a song lyric, see a cool shape in my chips, find a pretty color in the clothes department at work, etc, and just wonder what I could randomly do with it. I don’t want any thought processes, I just want to do it. I was going to go get a new sketchbook today but, alas, I had no time. :( booooooo

Mr. Guy, you should check out Andy Goldsworthy! Some of his stuff is a little “eh”, but some of it is really interesting! 

http://www.morning-earth.org/artistnaturalists/an_goldsworthy.html

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This is a sculpture done by Antony Gormley, titled “Bodies At Rest I”, made in 2000. His medium is not given on his website, but it looks as if he used black clay. This particular sculpture is composed of several round, black balls, in the shape of a human body in the fetal position, appearing asleep. I’m wondering why he used the medium that he did for that certain position. I’m wondering whether it was meant to be aesthetically pleasing, or if it was meant to communicate something other than a process. The circle shapes cause my eyes to go everywhere - as if there were hundreds of focal points. The black gives me a dead feeling. …I’m just really confused as to why the artist chose what he chose and did what he did. But, the sculpture looks VERY nice and is VERY interesting. I chose this particular sculpture because the black circles really held my attention. What it means to me personally…probably the fact that the body is laying down in fetal position, like it would be sad, and black because that’s a dark, sad color. And that’s how I’m feeling in a nutshell.
Critiquing sculptures is hard.

This is a sculpture done by Antony Gormley, titled “Bodies At Rest I”, made in 2000. His medium is not given on his website, but it looks as if he used black clay. This particular sculpture is composed of several round, black balls, in the shape of a human body in the fetal position, appearing asleep. I’m wondering why he used the medium that he did for that certain position. I’m wondering whether it was meant to be aesthetically pleasing, or if it was meant to communicate something other than a process. The circle shapes cause my eyes to go everywhere - as if there were hundreds of focal points. The black gives me a dead feeling. …I’m just really confused as to why the artist chose what he chose and did what he did. But, the sculpture looks VERY nice and is VERY interesting. I chose this particular sculpture because the black circles really held my attention. What it means to me personally…probably the fact that the body is laying down in fetal position, like it would be sad, and black because that’s a dark, sad color. And that’s how I’m feeling in a nutshell.

Critiquing sculptures is hard.

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In public school where the majority is black, ive learned that black history, black power, and slavery are the most common topics here. Yet the blacks are the ones always sitting in the back, always failing class - IF they’re even there - fighting, cussing, speaking like ignorant, uneducated fools, stealing, disrespecting one another and their peers, and not giving a damn about anything but themselves and their run-down lives.

Im just saying. Slavery is old news. I understand we have black history month and that theres a reason to celebrate that. But don’t keep playing these bullshit black power and free the slaves movies in my classes, and teaching these same lessons over and over. I have nothing to learn from them that I didn’t already know, and it serves no just purpose when the VERY people that you’re preaching about don’t even take advantage of the rights they’ve won over to themselves, and educate themselves and be productive to this society.

And on one last note: when your watching these movies and being taught these lessons, don’t look to your neighbor that is white, and shake your head in disgust because he/she “harmed” your kind. 1) Your ancestors may.not have even been slaves, 2) No one directly caused YOU any harm, and 3) Who is to say that the very person you’re looking at in disgust’s ancestors weren’t the very whites that helped free your ancestors?

And I conclude.

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Q3 Week 3

The Dada Movement (1916-1923) was a movement during World War I where French and German people expressed their rage about war in art and literature as a way of protesting it. They believed that every type of “-ism”s (i.e. materialism, nationalism, etc) and traditions were the cause of the war. This included artistic traditions. Therefore, they called themselves “non-artists”, creating “non-art”. In creating their art, Dadaists has only one rule: there are no rules. They created repulsive, shocking, and risque pieces that expressed many emotions and sporatic, yet thought-through, ideas.

After looking through three Dadaists’ - Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters, and Man Ray - pieces, I came to the conclusion that I liked Man Ray’s the most. His shock factor far exceeds the other two artists’, and, in my opinion, communicates so much more well than the others.

The piece I chose (the link above) is a photograph of Man Ray’s titled Erotique Voilee, which in French means “Veiled Erotic”. In the photo, a girl is looking down and distant. She is standing behind a large warehouse wheel, nude. One hand is holding onto the wheel, while the other’s back is touching her forehead. There is the black paint from the wheel left on her arm - the one that is raised to her forehead. She looks careless and light, but her one arm and hand look tense, or, at least, not as relaxed as the rest of her body. I can’t really tell much emotion from anything other than that arm and hand. The stain speaks to me a lot, and makes me question. I also wonder why she’s nude. What I’m taking from this is that she’s stained by the things she operates, so to speak. Maybe the situations in her life? The things she has to go through? Maybe the reason why her hand is up to her head is because she’s ashamed, or tired, or just weary of the stains or the work. I can’t really come to an exact conclusion, but I like how it leaves the opportunity for the viewer to make his own story and connection. I relate to this piece by its style and overall feel and mood. I love it.

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Okay, sooo I can’t find my Q3 Week 2 post, but I know that I did it. Please tell me you saw it and that I got credit for it. Please.

I did it on the picture of the girl laying her head in her arms, and I spent a lot of time writing my critique, actually. I made sure it posted and everything. And now it’s gone. What the hell

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Q3 Week 1

This is graphite on paper by John Whitten. In this picture, there is a man struggling to push black away. He is also in black and white. The feelings I get from this picture are sadness, longing, struggle, and frustration. The black looks like its trying to push the man out of the picture. I think that the black represents absence. Maybe he is trying to remember things, or maybe he doesn’t want to be alone. Or maybe he messed up his life before and had nothing, but is trying to push that away and create something for himself, but he is struggling along the way. I like the picture and the message it sends. It is inspiring.

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Dresses & Tools!

Okay, I honestly don’t know who the artist is, but I do know that this is digital work. It HAS to be. It looks like oil, I think… but im more than sire that its digital.

I love this series because not only is it digital and I want to do something similar, but because its a series (which im struggling with) and because of the fact that its so interesting. The girl(‘)s heads are missing, but their/her total style changes. Its like different capabilities and styles of a woman. It looks so fem rights, I love it to death.

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