Wednesday, June 11, 2014

End of the Year Reflection

 At first, I thought that getting a picture drawn or created perfectly was what all artists tried to achieve. While I was in this class though, the imperfections seemed to be what made the art work even more creative. Just this simple lesson showed me that anything you do is art. I was particularly proud of these imperfections in all of my pieces of art, from the stamp work, to the colored pages, to my book, to my time capsule, and to the totem poles. In all, I've learned a lot of different styles for producing art, which is really interesting, and helpful for the future. Something that I also discovered on my own this year, in this class was how anyone could easily insert their emotions in art work and how you can also involve symbolism. Even right now with my art book and my colored pages, I was able to involve symbolism in most of the pages, and also explain to somebody what they mean. For an example, I recently showed my mom one of my pages, and she asked what it meant, and I was able to easily explain it, and I learned that's what makes art strong, meaningful, and deep. I've learned so much this year, and I'm looking forward to proceeding with my creativity.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Time Capsule Box

 My box expresses who I am, and who I've become. It expresses me, mainly because of the different colors, showing that one thing can't describe who I am as a whole. I had the eye symbolizing free spirit, because (as cheesy as it sounds) I'm not entitled to a label. The quote "Queen of Evolution" shows change, and how the average person can easily develop as a person. All of these elements combine into the person I am today.

I was recently watching a movie called "Amélie," and in the movie, she finds a secret compartment in her apartment building, and inside the secret compartment was a box that was full of toy cars. This didn't belong to her, so Amélie researches, and soon learns whose box it was, and returns it in secret. When the man sees the box, he begins to cry, because it brings back memories of his childhood. If somebody found my box in 2034, they would figure out little things that the average person wouldn't normally see just by looking at me. The man in the movie only had toy cars in his box, and Amélie was still able to connect who the man was. The person who would find my box would also compare our society now, to our society in the future. Of course, I'm unknown to what the future is going to be like, but I do know their is going to be big difference to times today. The person who saw my time capsule might even be interested enough to analyze who I am just by looking at the inside and outside of  my box.