Artist of the week: Janet Cardiff (Week 7)

This week’s artist is the creator of the sound experiences, Janet Cardiff. She is a very unique artist that really captured my attention.  Janet Cardiff’s work included narratives and story telling. Her work is very famous and I was shocked to find out that she was the one who created the headsets people used in…

Landscapes with a corpse (Activity week 6)

This week’s activity was my favorite one so far. The goal of this project was to imagine your own death and take pictures of it. I always thought about death and wondered how I would die.  I noticed how many people worry about death and what happens after it. I believe that you must live…

Artist of the week : Andy Warhol (week 6))

This week’s artist is Andy Warhol. Warhol is very famous for his “pop art”. I really like pop art because it tends to be very colorful and bright. Most of his work involved celebrities and he would often paint his idols.  Some people would say that his work is criticizing a society obsessed with money…

Artist of the week : Marina Abramovic (week 5)

This week’s artist of the week is Marina Abramovic. Marina Abramovic is a very talented performance artist who constantly pushes her boundaries.  I really liked this artist because her performances are usually dangerous or uncomfortable to watch.This picture(below) really makes a statement. In my eyes, it seems to symbolize how people harm themselves just to…

Instagram Activity (week 5)

This week’s activity required the use of Instagram.  The goal of this activity was to create a giant photograph composed of all the classmate’s pictures. This activity was very simple and it was quite fun. The only material required was a cell phone or camera. Each person was required to post 4 pictures of things…

Artist of the week: Francesca Woodman( week 4)

“Am I in the picture? Am I getting in or out of it? I could be a ghost, an animal or a dead body, not just this girl standing on the corner…?”- Francesca Woodman This week’s artist is Francesca Woodman, a famous photographer. As many people, she had a hard life and attempted suicide but…

Activity week 4 : sketching

This week’s activity was really fun and interesting. We had to make sketches and take photographs. Three  of the sketches and photographs  had to be abstract and the other three had to be representational. Not having any prior experience in sketching , this activity was a little bit of a challenge. I chose to sketch…

Activity:Graffiti Writing ( week 3)

“Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place.”            – Banksy This weeks activity was graffiti. I was asked to paint my name in bubble letters using spray paint.Personally, I think graffiti is very powerful…

Artist of the week : Shepard Fairey(week 3)

This week, we watched a film called “Bomb it” and it discussed graffiti art. The film talked about many artists from different countries but the one I want to focus on is Shepard Fairey. I chose him because I really like his art work and clothing line. Shepard Fairey is a very talented artist, who…

Automatic Drawing, (Activity week 2)

This week, the activity was “automatic drawing”. The point of this activity was to allow the pencil to flow freely and “automatically ” draw. The process was simple, get a partner and hold the pencil with each hand alternating. My girlfriend Destiny was my partner for this activity. The first thing we did was gather…

Artist of the week : Ana Mendieta(week 2)

This week’s artist is Ana Mendieta.  This artist, really made me curious about her background and her style of art. When researching into her background, I learned that she had a hard life. She is a women with an interesting past,  “exiled from Cuba at the age of 12 and sent to an orphanage in…

Week 1 Artist Of The Week : Allan Kaprow

Allan Kaprow was born in 1927 and was the first to introduce performing arts.  He is well known for “Environment” and “Happening”.  In the video, Professor Zucman explained how Kaprow was very different than other artist. He thought differently and had a unique idea of what art is.  “The young artist of today need no…