Wednesday, February 13, 2019

My idea for project 2 involves combining very different types of mammals together. I decided to choose mammals because I figured it would make for an interesting result, considering there are so many unique looking mammals in this world. I played around with placement and which body parts would go where in these drafts, and I think it helped me a lot while making the project. My final decision involved some parts of each draft, while still maintaining that mammal-esque look. I used a manatee, cat, bird, and a gorilla to create my project.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

I believe that 3D modeling is becoming more and more important to the art world, as well as the non-art world faster than expected. The possibilities with 3D printing, as explained in the youtube video, are literally endless. The possible 3D prints can also play a role in the future where they could most likely be depended on for survival. I think 3D printing is becoming a lot more than just an art-related process and that it is finding its way into many different lifestyles. One that was unexpected for me was that the fashion industry uses 3D prints in some of their pieces. This just further proves the point that 3D modeling and printing can used to create anything. It is hard to say for certain that 3D printing will be very important in the future, but it is true that this process is well on its way there. Just the fact that anyone can 3D print something is allowing them to create without ever having to take a fine arts class. The future importance of 3D printing can be seen when articles about 3D printed edible food, prosthetics, and human organs. This technology could possibly change the way medicine itself works. Like it was mentioned in the youtube video, the resources used to create the prints are finite, so that could be a problem in the future as well. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

For Project 1 I decided to create a pin that is meant to go on clothing, bags, or hats. I took inspiration from the enamel pins that I own, as well as some that I found on the internet. The pin I created is approximately 30x40 mm and 3 mm in depth, which is a bit on the larger side, but I felt that was necessary to fit all the details I wanted to include.

These are the inspirations I used to create a draft for my pin:

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Write 300 - 1000 words on the notion of original and aura and what is means to a contemporary life/art

Original pieces in art are one of a kind, and undoubtedly belong to the artist. But, reproductions of said original pieces can make the art a better version than it was before. Reproductions do not hold the same sense of authenticity as the original, but they can have their own authenticity that is different from the original. Pieces made by artists all have an aura, and it can be argued that in some reproductions the aura is lost. Particularly "mechanical" reproductions, meaning another artist copies the art through something like photography or manually copying it. I believe artwork that is copied from the original, and is then changed in some way, can constitute its own aura or originality. Originality has to come from somewhere, and if someone thinks to take an artwork and change it in such a way to fit their own idea, then it is now their piece. So, in a way, mechanically reproduced art can have its own aura or be original, but that is not true for pieces that are completely the same to the original with no changes at all. What this means to a contemporary life is that pieces from the past can come back to life in a new way, by new artists, if they are changed to fit that artist's idea. But, past pieces can also be taken advantage of by someone looking to take credit for something they didn't do. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019



rabbit head without ears (the ears were too hard to make)


poor attempt at a sock


wearable objects:
enamel pins

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