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Monday, 15 February 2016


I know I haven't posted in almost a year but I've decided to continue posting my art on my blog. This is for the people who would like to see my art! If people would like to see it and my progress, just write a comment if you would like too and I will! Stay tuned!

Sunday, 21 June 2015

You've Got Style Response

The types of behaviors that I have shown from the Apex High schools Rubric is I communicate through my art. Pretty much all of my artwork tell kind of a story through them. Being in art class with Mrs Rose has given me a voice because otherwise, I would have not been able to express my self in that way. Even just talking about it, I get a lump in my throat trying not to cry.
I'm the type of person that likes to experiment with different materials and art techniques so that is exactly what I did this year.
One of my stronger behaviors is I take risks when it comes to my art. For example, I planned on making a video for art for one of my serious and one day my art teacher Mrs. Rose said "hey, why not try out this contest, its worth a try" but there was like a one week deadline and i barley even started the video so I was a little rushed into it but I ended up submitting it. Even though I didn't make it I am still proud of what ive done and glad i took that risk.
Another one of my stronger points is Collaboration. With one of my art series I did involved a lot of people collaborating together to make up my art. Just want to say thank you to everyone who contributed to it, I love the way it turned out.

My priorities when I make art is to make something that will convey a message. I know that seems hard to do but honestly, I can come up with so many different ways and messages to send through an art piece. Almost all my art has a story behind it. (If you can not figure it out yourself, just ask me). Most of them are also very personal messages as well. For example the video I made on mental health has to deal with my sister, my dad and his mom (my grandma) because they all deal with mental health issues and so I did something for each of them.
There is mainly one thing ive been trying to express or communicate through my art is "even though a person has a mental health/disorder, they are still human, just like each and everyone of us".

The way an artist uses a material shows just how effective it can be. I chose to have the video I made in black and white instead of color because i believe it shows more of a depressing feeling rather than with color having it be all happy and bright.
It definitely matters what technique you are using. If an artist wants to convey a message, a strong message, they would choose the best material to show that.

When I finish my art I want people to feel the way I feel while i was doing it. Its a touchy situation to communicate with voice, so that why I show it through my art. It still sends the same message as if I were actually saying it. Its hard to speak about something so close to me.

Proper presentation is so important no matter what type of artist you are. You really have to think "who is your audience". For me, my audience was anyone who would listen. I know that sounds a little cliche but seriously, I want people who have a mental issue to take a look at my art, really read what I have to say and just take into consideration that they are not the only one dealing with it.

Art Series #2

Second Art series project was the QR code to my video I made.
It is transferred onto a canvas and then I added some more black lines around the whole outside because it was just too white and i wanted to use up all the space i could. Its not the best idea I could have used but I knew I was behind on my other one so I had to improvise.
Here is my second art series. I was under alot of stress these past couple of weeks, but still tried my best.
Just in case you havent seen the actual video and would like to I will post it here. 

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Art Series Final Idea

This has probably been one of the hardest art projects I have ever done. Even though the overall theme "Mental Illness" and there is among many different ideas out there to do I just could not think of one until the week it was due.

I am sorry for the delay but I finally have an idea. 
My idea is to take my huge canvas and in the middle in a thought bubble have "I'm not worth it", and then throughout the entire background repeated have "You are worth it". Every second writing will be written from another student/teacher/family/friend. I chose to do that because that means there is more than just one person looking out for you and willing to help a person with a mental illness. 
Its to show that people with a mental disorder/illness strongly believe to them self that they are not worth it.. but in all honesty, EVERYBODY is worth it. No matter who you are, what you do in life, you ARE worth it. I did this idea all for my sister because she believes she is not worth it and all i keep saying to her is "you're worth it Toria, don't you ever think different". I just want people to know that they are worth living, there is not a single bone in my body to tell otherwise. There's always help and always will be help. 

Here is a collage of a few people that have all contributed to my art so far. 

Here is a picture of what it looks like so far...

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Response to "Appropriate Appropriation"

Today my art teacher Mrs. Rose showed us her most recent blog post. Here is the link to her blog post. When she read it to the class and I heard about what that artist was doing and how much money he got, I got pretty mad. The first thing that came to my mind was "What if he did that to one of my pictures?". I would feel pretty used if he stole one of my pictures, my own pictures and shared it with tons and tons of people and him get all of the money.

One thing that I would like to know is, why does he take other peoples photos, why cant he use his own?. The artists name is Richard Prince. Another reason that this artist makes me mad is that he did not even ask for permission to use those peoples Instagram photo, all he did was take a screenshot of it and enlarged it. I don't understand why he would be the one to get all the credit and money when in actual fact its not his own photo.

I decided to try doing the art that Austin Kleon does. Seeing his work looked so easy but when i started trying to find words to put together, it was much harder than he makes it seem. I had words that I was saying in my head, so I would be looking for those words but I never could find it. I took a random piece of newspaper and this is what my first attempt came out to be.
My overall opinion on this topic is that its so controversial yet so many artist do it. Everything is said in this video featuring Austin Kleon. 

I have two different sides to this question and I will explain why for each one.
First reason is why I believe it is not their own work. If someone were to post a picture of their artwork on the internet, I would be surprised if nobody stole it. Now days you can find anything on the internet. So for artists to steal an original artwork and make it their own is wrong because it didn't come from their own thought. I always thought to myself in order to be a real artist, you have to be the one to come up with the designs and what not but now I know its your techniques and what you make of them. Its all in the way you as an artist view it as stealing or making it better.

I definitely would not want someone to steal my artwork because I believe the art I do and when it is finished should stay the way that I have ended it with. Some people would disagree and say "Cant you add this or that?" Its done when I believe it is done. For me I ask for advice while I am doing the artwork.

My second opinion on this is that I also think its a neat idea because an artist can make an already existing artwork even better than it already is. For example the website "Hit Record" is a perfect example. You are able to add a piece of music you wrote or an artwork and people will add their own designs to make it even better. I think its a cool idea. At least on the website you know what you're expecting when you sign up.
Here is the link to Hit Record.
This website allows anyone who is apart of it to collaborate with one another.

I may add onto this post after it is published as well.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

"How do you teach your teacher a different way to teach"

So recently my art teacher Mrs. Rose has been bringing her guitar to school and has been learning how to play by students showing her chords and such. So one day last week i was watching her learn the chords and it made me feel upset a little bit. The reason why it made me feel that way is because she was making it look so easy. I've had my guitar sitting in my closet for 2 years because every time i would try and learn i would just get so frustrated and give up. But she then said to me "why don't we learn together?". This made me feel happy again because now I am learning with her. She was my motivation for me to learn, so i thank her for that. 

It would be greatly appreciated if you could reply back to this question: "How do you teach your teacher a different way to teach?"

Here is Mrs. Rose's blog post about this. 

My opinion on that question is its very difficult to for a teacher to teach things different ways. I myself have personally struggled with this. Throughout all my math classes I've learned different than most people. In grade school i was taught one way and then once i came to high school it was like "wow, this is going to be hard to learn it all over again just in a different way. So I showed my teacher the way i was taught in grade school and she had to make sure it was right and it was and the thing is it was much easier for me to do it my way, then the way my teacher was showing me. So overall, sometime students show teachers new ways to teach things and it really helps some other students because its an easier way (or at least I think so).