For my quarter 4 project, I decided to create a sculpture inspired by Yayoi Kusama’s piece called “All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins”. In my project, I shaped my pumpkins using clay, and after they dried, I painted them with yellow paint and began to splatter black paint on them. To create this, I began to use balls of aluminum foil, that I then covered in clay. To sculpt the clay, I used clay sculpting tools, and let dry. After the clay dried, I used acrylic paint brushes to paint, and another paint brush to splatter my black paint. A new technique I learned while creating this project, was to use aluminum foil to create the balls and not use an unnecessary amount of clay that I found worked really well. One thing that I would change about the project is I would try to give the pumpkins a better shape and work more on the actual sculpting of the pumpkin. A relation I found between this and my previous artwork was the color that I included. Both of my pieces used very bright colors on them.
In my project I chose to create a clay flower. I decided to make a large flower with a lot of petals and chose to make it purple. I chose this because these are two things that I like. To create this, I used clay, acrylic paint, and clay tools. I took small pieces of clay and used my thumb to shape the petals. Then I placed the petals all on top of each other until I was happy with the flower shape.
An artist that inspired me was Rachel Kneebone. Her work is nice and you can tell she put a lot of time and effort into creating her pieces.
The most important technique I think was how I created the petals. I tried to use the same amount of clay and tried my best to make them the same shape and size while creating them. A new technique that I learned was how to shape the clay. I thought this would be an easy project going into it but quickly learned that it takes a lot of time and patience.
Something this project taught me was to become more comfortable while working with clay and has helped me become a better artist.
This painting was meant to portray what I see when I see a picture of myself. How i viewed my facial structure, my facial features, my hair, etc. I wanted to incorporate pastel and soft colors so some of the colors i used were yellow and pink. Originally, I wasn’t going to add the hearts that were on the picture, but I thought adding them added something to the picture. The tools that I used to create this painting were pencil, I chose to go in with pencil first so I could create an outline and lay out everything and be able to change anything before I made anything permanent. Then, I used watercolor paints, watercolor brushes, and a palette where I mixed all the colors and was able to see the colors I chose to incorporate, and also see if there was any other colors I could use to help the other colors pop. The brushes were helpful because unlike regular paint, they were little and thin and helped to be more precise when painting. To finish everything off, I took a thin sharpie and outlined my facial features to pull everything together.
This painting is similar to one other painting I’ve done. That painting was also a self portrait. An artist whose work is similar to mine is Frida Kahlo, because we both painted self portraits. Although, I think Frida is able to put more meaning into her work. A technique that is important for this piece of work is being clean with the painting. This was meant to show how I see myself and I wanted everything to be realistic, so being clean and precise with the paint was important. A new technique that I learned was using watercolor. Watercolor was a type of paint that a I never experienced and it was a lot different with regular paint, like the amount you have to use, and how it applies to the paper. The thing i’m most proud in this painting is the effort I put to it, it’s not the best painting but I spent time on it and tried my best to make it the best I could. One thing I would change about this project is the actual outcome of it. I don’t think i’m a very good artist and it would have looked a lot better if I actually knew how to draw and paint.
My six word memoir is-
"The heart can feel what the eyes can't see."
I picked this because people should follow their heart and gut feeling because everything is not always what its made out to be.
i chose the letter N because it stands for my name. When people think of me they think of my name and i think the letter N is a good representation of myself.
I drew this picture because i saw another drawing and was inspired to make a picture similar to it. I picked the location because its outside of my advisory. this project changed my perception of art around the city is that it isn't just graffiti, but people put thought and meaning into what they make and where they put it.
For my first slide i chose a picture representing the future because what you post can affect your future, like who hires you for jobs.
For my second slide i chose a picture representing cyber bullying because what you post online not only affects you, but others and what you say can hurt people or put them in an uncomfortable situation
For my third slide i chose a picture representing someone thinking because my number one rule to everyone using internet is to think before you speak. what you post can affect you and people around you.
i think my online appearance is basically the same as how i appear in real life. i think my online appearance reflects who i am. i think i appear as a typical teenage girl. on my social media,i post pictures of myself. i post what i'm doing, where i am, what i'm eating. overall, i think i seem typical on my online appearance. i think based on how i see myself on social media, i think others perceive me as how i look at myself. i think if anyone was to look at my page, they would just think me as another teenage girl. before i post anything on social media, i make sure it's not offensive to anyone or if it could make anyone mad. the pros of posting online are being able to share your thoughts, memories, and videos with people, or being able to keep in contact with old friends. the cons of posting online is if you post where you are or who you're with, anyone can see and you're basically sharing that with anyone who scrolls past your post, or if you post something you later regret, anyone could screenshot or save. anything you post is now in the hands of anyone, and even if you delete it, anyone else could save it. Lack of Control, Permanence and Immediacy can all majorly affect your online appearance if you were to post an offensive video, or status, or picture, anybody can save it and you can quickly lose control of what you just posted, and if it's something really bad, it can spread across the internet, and from there on, you have a bad online appearance. i think, if you’re applying for a job, your employers have every right to look you up on the internet and look at your social media. if i was hiring someone, i would want to know who i was hiring and if they had a bad online reputation. the official definition of free speech is; Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and by many state constitutions and state and federal laws. Freedom of Speech does not include; obscenity, fighting words, defamation (slander), child pornography, perjury, blackmail, and threats. a troll is a person who leaves annoying content or spam, just to harass or annoy people. the best way to get rid of trolls is to ignore them. my three tips to anyone who uses 1.) be careful of what you post 2.) keep your passwords/information private 3.) dont talk to strangers