Monday, December 2, 2013

Time as A Element

1. What where some of your ideas for Time as an Element?
Um for time as an element I wanted to do a bunch of watches or clocks and that's all I wanted to do. The decision came up between rather doing a colored pencil drawing or like, a painting using a heavier-duty paint than watercolor. Rather than do something that showed the progression of time in a creative way, I really wanted to do something more literally, like a literally showing of time.
2. Which solution did you chose and why? 
I chose this because I had the idea for this and it was stuck in my head and I could not think about doing anything else. I thought that the watercolor underneath would pop some of the darker black areas, and that cutting the rough draft of the clocks up showed a distortion of time.
3. How did you demonstrate Time in your work? 
It's a bunch of clocks with all the same time, 12:30. The clocks are cut up and not complete like, all over the paper... Which sort of shows a distortion of time, how they;'re not in order or convalescent  they're messy and scattered and to the point where they hardly even look like clocks.
4. What medium did you decide to use and why did you choose this medium over the others? 
I decided to use pen and ink over watercolor. I liked the idea of this in my head, and to be honest, I thought it would look better than it does.
5. What techniques did you use to create this work? 
I used watercolor underneath, trying to do a darker wash. Then I drew a rough draft of the clocks on newsprint, and used some cubist techniques to make the clocks cut up, which is when you cut the paper and slide the pieces around. Then I used pen and ink to go over it.
6. 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. Did you take any risks with this project? 
Well since I suck at watercolor, I used that fact to improve on my skills. And I think the general idea of the piece went over a lot of people's heads- like, why is there all chopped up clocks all over the place? it just looks like messy scribbles... I can tell you that there were some people in the class who didn't really think this was good or a good show of time.

 7. Of the 5 characteristics of great art (technique, concept, emotion, new, medium) which did you include in your art?
I think that concept would go the best with this. I didn't see any other art in the room when we were doing our time project that showed time as literally as this. Most were time in action, or the effects of time. This was more like showing time and distortion of time, physically. 

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