Friday, November 12, 2010

11/9 Lecture: Annie Han & Daniel Mihalyo

From [Lauren Lee]

Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo from Lead Pencil Studio spoke about different installations that they have done together. I really enjoyed the "Non-sign" piece that is shown above. Annie and Dan spoke about collaboration. They talked about how they are able to come up with double the ideas, and produce double the amount in a shorter amount of time. Seeing how they worked together, and how much they were able to accomplish, I think that collaboration is an efficient way to work as artists.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Photoshop Self-Portrait

From Photoshop

The assignment was to create a "self-portrait" on photoshop using photos, illustration, and other acquired images.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

11/1 Photo Lecture: Corinne May Botz

From [Lauren Lee]

Corinne Botz's photography has a beautiful "dream-like" quality to it. She talked about three very big projects that she has completed. She talked about the model house collection, the agoraphobia collection, and the haunted houses collection. Though all three were done with different intentions, all three seemed to go very well together, and it was hard to differentiate a photo from the agoraphobia collection from the model house collection, for example. One might say that she has a way of photographing interiors that gives them a doll house quality. When asked about it, she said that it wasn't intentional, but it may have happened because of how much time she spent working with the model house. Corinne also talked about preferring to work with the interior of a building or house to the exterior. She has discovered a way to showcase the person that lives inside without actually using traditional portraiture.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

10/26 Lecture: Ben Volta

From [Lauren Lee]
Based on what he said at the lecture, Ben Volta does a lot of work with children and teenagers. He talked in detail about two particular projects. One of them was with a group of teenagers to create a "mural" for the side of a Philadelphia building. He had each student research ideas, and then they all put their ideas together to form "wallpapers" for the wall. He also talked about helping a math class to use math to create a three-dimensional piece of artwork. He said that working with these children, or teenagers, led him to meet so many people that he wouldn't usually meet. The main theme of his speech, I feel, was collaboration.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

10/19 Lecture: John Thompson

From [Lauren Lee]

John Thompson talked a lot about his own artwork, which includes very ornate architectural fragments, but the main emphasis of his lecture was his studio. He gave plenty of advice as far as the studio goes. The first thing, like many others have said before him, was to really take advantage of the studio space that we as students have open and free for use. He then said that a studio should be somewhere that you can be yourself; it is your own "island". Thompson also said that it is very important to set aside work time and to make sure that everyone knows not to bother you at that time. He said that this investment of time really shows, and is therefore extremely important.

My Photography: Photoshopped

From Photoshop