Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The French Fortune Cookie. Wait isn't a fortune cookie Chinese? Or is it American?

When this project was assigned I stuck my hand into the bag of fortune cookies with hope that I would get abnormally unique fortunes.  All six of my fortunes summed up to saying, "I luckily pasted a devastation by keeping my secrets".  I pondered to what this truly said about me.

As I began my art I drew with that quote in my mind.  I believe that my life is a path that has multiple circumstances that all happen for a reason.  I have the option to take the wrong path that could lead to a downfall in my life but instead I luckily choose the right path that leads me to eternal happiness.  The numbers surrounding the art depict lucky or heart felts days in my life.  Each number represents something else.  The bright colors describe happiness in my life.  I strive to never have a dull moment in my life.  The patches all around the art describe multiple things in my life that I find to be beneficial to me; they are all things that make my path to success and happiness even better.  

Art to the power of 3 divided by 3 plus 3 divided by 3

When one makes a piece of art it is regarded as personal or special to the given artist.  One's emotions are placed onto the paper in such a way the only few can understand it's message.  In the Art x3 assignment we were forced to give away our masterpieces with fear of them being completely decimated.  This heartbreaking act occurred twice.

As I started my art I had no true idea in mind.  I allowed my body to flow freely in order to create some idea.  This turned my blank paper into something personal for myself.  When the time came we gave up our "babies" and submitted to the adoption of another piece of art.  I treated this new piece like my own and eventually once again my "baby" was taken.  Similar to the first piece I felt a relationship with the second piece of art and yet again I was in fear of it being destroyed.

We finally were given the third and final piece of art and we were given the opportunity to do anything we pleased with it (as long as it was relevant to the celebrity topic).  At first it seemed that my art would be art to create considering I was unwelcoming of my final piece of art.  I worked strenuously to create it into something I could appreciate.

From this project I learned that you must accept to let go of things you find sacred.  In life one must be able to feel uncomfortable for a moment in order to experience events that would normally happen in ones safe, protected life.

How to pop a print.

When this assignment came to hand I can honestly say I was confused on which path I should have taken my pop print.  While looking at all the choices that were provided on the center table I thought that I would not be able to settle on just one piece to create into Pop Art.

Eventually I decided to go with the empty gum box.  This box had raised edges and a unique font which I believed could be transformed into a creative work of art.  The overall process was successful.  Carefully I carved away on my rubber stamp and in time I had my Pop Art design.

After completing the rubber stamp I took numerous test trials to see if the stamp would exceed my expectations, and it did.

My final products you can see is that of my stamp but in multiple colors.  It seems apparent that the different colors go with each other in a perfect manner.  Overall  I learned much more about to printing process.  It is very simple and has many opportunities to be creative and different.