Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The End...

The past three years of art have been a wonderful experience. There have been many ups and downs, and many dramatic changes to the system, but I am more than happy to be apart of them. I got the chance to expirience crafts 1 my sophomore year, and it was a wonderful class. Although I would have loved to take a variety of art classes, the one class suited me for two years. I have grown not only as an artist, but as a person. A lot of it has to do with the amazing art teacher Mrs. Kiick, and also my fellow class mates. Although my last year of high school is coming to an end, I plan to continue taking art in college. I've realized that art is not always pleasing to the eye, and that one can find art within the most ordinary objects. Such as plastic, trash, and water. The past three years I have found myself fully involved in every project, and have learned that with each of the projects comes a new lesson, or new perspective. I will miss HTHS arts very much next year, and I wish the best of luck to everyone!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Check it out!

My finished product of my metals piece. It was very Asian-inspired. I love how it turned out. I enjoyed the metals unit this year, there was a lot of jewelry making, and a lot of inspiration. I had a blast. A before + three after pictures!


We have finally started my favorite section! Clay can be frustrating, but with a little bit of control you can make it into whatever you want. The project is inspired by Georgia O'keeffe's piece The dinner party place setting. It seats 39 women that have made an impact on the world in some way. Our pieces have to be tributes to someone in our life or a role model. When finished, the classes will have a meal with each other, using the plate, cup, and bowl they made. Mine was inspired by my. mother, she is the chain that holds me together.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Self Portrait 2

As one of our second marking period assignments we had to complete our self portraits. It feels like I finished mine a million years ago because I've been so involved in many different assignments since. I have to honestly say I surprised myself with my self portrait, but it still isn't one of my favorite pieces. While many people who take the course love to draw, and are awesome at it, I like the hands on activities. Although my skill for drawing has improved, I still love the metals and clay units.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Copper, Brass, Nickel

We started out metals unit last Monday by designing the pieces were going to make. I have been thinking about my design for over two weeks now, and after many failed attempts I finally came up with this (top left). It's crazy how the most thought of ideas don't usually work the way you hoped, instead it's something you do by accident. That's how my design became what it is. I have already begun sawing and so has the entire class. I looked forward to the metals unit this year because now I'm incorporating my piece with a lantern!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón

Frida Kahlo was born in Mexico on July 6, 1907. Her father was a German photographer who migrated to Mexico. There he married her mother Matilde. Frida grew up with her two sisters, and had a normal healthy childhood until the age of six when she contracted Polio. The disease left her bedridden for nine month. When she was eighteen Frida was in a serious car accident. She was impaled by a steel handrail that went through her hip. She suffered from fractures in her spine and pelvis. After the accident she began to paint and draw frequently. She would express her feelings and the pain she went through on a daily basis due to her accident through her artork. She found out later that her previously broken pelvis made it impossible to bare or have children. During her marriage to Diego Rivera, she had many miscarriages. Henry Ford Hospital and Frida and the Cesarean Operation were based off of her losses. Girl with Death Mask is supposed to be Frida at the young age of four. The painting signifies her tragic future, and also represents the holiday in Mexico called 'Day of the Dead'. The country celebrates the death of loved ones, it goes for two days, one day for children and the other for adults. Frida died in 1954 after numerous hospital stays, and the amputation of her leg. She is considered to be one of the greatest artists in Mexico, and all over the world. Her paintings are painfully honest, which is very inspiring because each piece comes from her emotions, and personal problems. I love Frida Kahlo's unforgettable look, and her striking features, also the horror and realism in her paintings.
The Two Fridas was inspired by the divorce from her husband Diego Rivera.