An introduction to my work
As of now, I’ve “finished” three projects and am about halfway through another. I use quotation marks because there’s still a lot to do with the projects I’ve set aside and labelled as “done”. But that’s life, right?
I think what I’ve been most proud of from these projects is that all of them are new to me. I’d never done large scale, abstract mixed media, had never painted a still life, had never used oil paints, and had never used henna (at least to this extent) before now. I’ve been trying different things, things that scare me, things I have no experience in, things I’ve always dreamed of being able to do some-time-in-the-future rather than some-time-in-the-now.
I want to continue this by exploring graphic arts (which I have close to no experience in), photography (which I have minimal experience but not a lot of practice in), and perhaps a comic strip, or something else with ink. I’d also like to do something 3D, probably with ceramics.
Here, however, is what I’ve done so far.
There it is, folks
Those are a few snap shots of the work I’ve been doing in and out of class, but I’ll post more pictures, as well as sketchbook photos, later on.
Seeing as I missed the class, I’ll keep this for future reference. Honestly, I’m not sure how my my pieces will look together when they’re all finished, so I’m just hoping nothing will clash.
This was done as an in-class activity, aimed at providing an opportunity for students to practice how best to arrange an exhibit, in preparation for the Exhibition portion of the IB exam in March.
Students were given approximately 45 minutes to create a piece of art from a selection of supplies. Once the works were completed, all of them were placed on a large table in the centre of the room. Students discussed what they were seeing; similarities, differences, media, subject matter, style, size, orientation, texture, etc.
Students were asked how they might start grouping or arranging the works if creating an art exhibit. Do you look for an anchor piece and work outward? Do you compile one large grouping or several smaller ones? What kinds of spaces would be good as exhibit spaces for this work? Etc.
After students made several arrangements as a group, and discussed why they made the…
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I just posted my last post to the wrong blog. Holy moly. Anyway, this is what I said before I completely confused my followers on my old blog that hasn’t been updated in over a year.
This blog is going to be about me navigating through the fantastical maze that is IB Art. Regular track art was a breeze, but this class is a doozy. You’ll spend hours of your time on these painstakingly made pieces of art. Yes, real art! Art that means something, art that you have to think about. All of a sudden you’re in the art room every free hour you can and you STILL are afraid you won’t finish. Don’t worry. I think.
We’ll see. I’m crossing my fingers.
The second picture is where I am going to put a timeline of my henna artwork. I just liked what I’ve done with the page so far, though.