Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Definitely worth a visit again next year.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
And when I spray painted the cube i got these awesome shapes that i had to show.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
This next photo is of a bulding on the way to class. I just love the way the ivy covers it.
Here is the castle of NIU. Did you know that it is a state law for all public universities in Illinois to have a castle. Sorry about the photo. I was in a rush to get to class. I'll get a better one another day.
Here is the art building at NIU. There is always something going on in this building. When I walked in today I was bombarded with the smell of sawdust and acryllic paint. Art buldings always have a distinctive smell. The smell of the art wing at my high school was a mixture of paint, metal shavings and pencil graphite. A very comforting to smell to all artists!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
What’s The Point? The idea is to begin the difficult process of imposing order on chaos, finding concrete meaning in visual ambiguity, and defining for myself in practice, the principles of gestalt. The point is to learn from the challenge of creating a cohesive and harmonious abstract composition from scratch, as opposed to the slightly easier task of simply reorganizing and reacting to existing imagery.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This first drawing was done right outside the art building. It shows a very interesting sculpture and some stairs that lead up to the building.
In this drawing some lines that were used were intuitve perspective lines, and scribble lines
This drawing was done after the drawing above. In this drawing, we were to focus more on compositon. Some things that the teacher was looking for were that objects ran off of the page, and your eyes should wander around the paper without getting stuck.
Some lines that I used in this drawing were again scribble lines and intuitive perspective lines.
In addition to intuitive perspective there is also atmospheric perspective which states that as things get futher away from you they get smaller and their lines get fuzzier.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
In this composition I cut out 4X4 squares out of a large sheet of paper that I created marks with using found objects and india ink. I then put 16 of these squares together to create a single composition.
Gestalt theory states that we tend to continue shapes beyond their ending points and things which share visual characteristics will tend to be seen as belonging together. I was supposed to think about how the clever choice and arrangement of smaller squares can generate visual movement, fluidity, and rhythm so that each sqaure can be seen as a singular whole utilizing similarity and continuity.
What’s The Point? The idea is to begin the difficult process of imposing order on chaos, finding concrete meaning in visual ambiguity, and defining for ourselves the principles of gestalt in relation to continuity and closure.