Creating this piece was really fun for me, I haven't used clay since first grade and being able to come back to it was a real learning experience, and a cool one. I had decided to call this the super bowl because by it being a big bowl I thought it would be cool to call it the super bowl. My inspiration for this were the vases that I saw and the other bowls that different people have created themselves. It took quite a bit of time and patience to create this and to smooth it out, but it eventually came out right. I took quite a few risk here and there considering that this is clay I had to be really carefully with it, making sure that it would not dry out or break while moving around with it and blow drying it. One thing that I definitely can say is that I did improve big time on my clay skills and for the first time I used it to create something entirely different. I got stuck a little bit here and there with my ideas, but I eventually kept going and coming up with new ideas. I really observed carefully with how I did this so that I wouldn't mess up, but by not dealing with clay for a really long time it made it really difficult. Right now my artwork is a little bit incomplete, but I can say it will express a feeling of peace of kindness once I add my colors on the bowl. I really enjoyed this piece and I am glad I did, because I forgot just how enjoyable clay can be, I do hope that I create something with clay in the near future.
Nature can be a very interesting and yet scary thing in the world, but this is probably the first time I have ever created an art piece out of nature. My inspiration for creating this piece were the interesting fall colors that caught my eye, as well as the many I have seen in the past. The goal for this piece was to create different shapes within the the artwork. As I started I didn't know where I was going with it, but then as I went on I decided that I wanted to create a shape out of the rocks and sticks or some sort of swirl. In this process not to many risks were taken, but I did think outside the box when creating in terms in creativity, and shapes. This art piece conveys the feeling of fall and the different colors and shapes the represents fall, and how fall would make a person feel, in fact if you didn't notice I did this on a gloomy day to convey even more of a fall feeling. Lastly in this in this process I gained new skills in not only just basic art work, but the simple ability to create artwork out of almost anything, this also helped me build my creative skills as well. I really enjoyed this creative piece with nature and being able to go outside to do it, I might just do more for fun in the near future, but one new thing that I did learn about myself is that I really like being outside to do art. It really keeps my mind calm and creative.
Honestly this piece what's something that I simply created without thought, but somehow it simply just came to be. I decided to call this piece a simple creation, due to the fact that it so abstract, and I love doing abstract pieces. Usually when I do pieces like this there is no feeling trying to be conveyed, but only the sheer feeling of creativity and how one feels as they look at it. What I see is flowers growing out of some kind of pot, or tree. There weren't to many obstacles involved with this piece, expect getting stuck at times at what to do next with it, but as I went on I let my idea's bounce around until they eventually formed. My inspiration for this piece was the other Styrogami pieces that I saw and the swirls that they had in their pieces. When adding the color in this piece I had intentionally left the white spots in the on the Styrofoam, because I did not want to much color, and I wanted it look different so I thought that would look cool. I always like to take a couple of risk in my art work, so yes I did take risk as I was creating this, especially with adding the color and not knowing what it would look like, but one thing I can say is that I developed skills with styrogami, and creativity. This was a very creative fun piece to do and I may just do something different with this cool style of art work next time.
In this piece me and my group used acrylic, a canvas, and of course paint brushes. Personally I liked to call this painting "Simply Abstract", just because me and my group just came up with ideas as we went and had no idea where to go with it. Me and my group was inspired by our original abstract pieces that we did at the beginning of this class, and by other abstract paintings that others created. When we started we did not know how to go about this abstract piece, so we just simply started slapping paint on the canvas not knowing where it would lead, but somehow it came out pretty good. In doing this we took many risk, and along the way we even messed up the color scheme a little and had to go back over that, but as we made mistakes it only made our piece even better each time we messed up. Another thing that was highly important, as I said in my last piece was focusing on the environment and on the subject matter, which is another reason to why we messed up, but when doing this we saw what we did wrong and went back over it. I found it really enjoyable to work with a group, because we could collaborate our ideas with each other as artist, learn together, and build new skills by learning from each other. I personally was never a fan of acrylic but being able to use it helped me improve my skills with it and I was able to see in more depth just how different it was from water color. In this piece there was no feelings to convey, but simply the feeling of abstraction and creation. Overall I really did enjoy being able to work with a group and being able to create such a interesting piece with them.