Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Merry. Christmas.

1. What where some of your ideas for Intertextuality?
Um I wanted to do a spoof on the Boondock Saints picture (here) but instead of having the guns as actual guns, I was gonna do water guns or flowers or something. Basically, that was the only idea I had besides the one that I did.
2. Which solution did you chose and why? 
I chose the one I came up with over the weekend, like it was 3am and I had like, an epiphany and the basically I knew that this idea is what I wanted to do. It seemed like a good idea, and the general idea of it seemed like it was what we were going for in this project.
3. How did you demonstrate Intertextuality in your work?
Well instead of doing like Christmas like peace on earth love your neighbor and all that crap, I was like well, having hand grenades instead of ornaments sounds pretty hardcore and like, the opposite of what Christmas means. 
4. What medium did you decide to use and why did you choose this medium over the others? 
I used spraypaint on wood. When I came up with the idea, I wanted it to look like a stencil  in the lettering and in the white -breaks in the tree. I chose this because I thought the grenade would look chill in spraypaint, and I think it does.
5. What techniques did you use to create this work? We encourage risk taking in art. Risk taking can be as simple as trying a new technique or learning about a new medium to as complex as trying something totally new. 
I used the X-Acto knife, paint and spraypaint. I think they're all general skills separately  but when you put them together, it shows a lot of technique

6. Did you take any risks with this project? 
I think I did. I've never been good at spray paint or stencil, the ones I made in Art One sucked. So I knew I wanted to do it in spraypaint, but I wasn't sure of how it'd turn out because I'm not really the best at it. 
 7. Of the 5 characteristics of great art (technique, concept, emotion, new, medium) which did you include in your art?
I think the medium was what I included into this. The fact that it's basically a sign/post thing is different from anything I've ever done in art before, and I like the idea of it being a sign, stick it in your yard around Christmas sorta thing.

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