Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Symbolic Clay Sculpture Portrait

     I am going to make a clay animal about my dad. I chose to do him because I am really close to him and I thought it would be fun to figure out an animal like him. He is nice, smart, and when he was younger he ran in races. In theses races, instead of sprinting for parts of it, he would run at a slow and steady pace. This reminded me of the tortoise in the book the tortoise and the hare, slow and steady wins the race.
    I will put the turtle on a soccer field with a soccer ball under one leg. I chose a soccer field because my dad likes playing soccer, coaching sometimes, and managing my teams.


Friday, January 14, 2011

Sybolic Portrait

I'm doing the portrait on my brother Murray

- I chose him because I am really close to him and I know so much about him.

Things about him:
   - reese's
   - soccer
   - music
   - Mexico
   - Pimpsticks

- paint
- drawing
- collage

Monday, January 3, 2011

Visiting artist: Hamlett Dobbins

      The painting I liked best is an untitled painting from "First Draft (a collaboration with Tad Lauritzen-Wright). I like it because it contains so many different colors. I can recognize things in the painting, such as faces and the words. It's also complicated and seems to be about a couple communicating with words and facial expressions after some problem.
      His work seems to have a lot of color kind of like this painting. It fits in the paintings in "First Draft". They are all very colorful, many have faces, and they all seem to have to parts which are connected.

Q: Since it says that "First Draft" is a collaboration, what part(s) did Tad do, and what did you do?
A: Tad did the outline of it. It took maybe like 30 seconds. The picture on the left was originally holding a gun, and the picture on the right had his hand up. Hamlett got rid of the guns and the the hands. Hamlett also put in the color.