Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Visual Analysis

The quote I chose to paint was "Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth." This project's denotative meaning could be described as chaotic, yet it has a sense of balance and symmetry. The printed flags and blue swirls create balance, but the overlying ink makes the project appear chaotic and messy.

The connotative and ideological meanings derived from the design could be expressed as confusing or perplex. Without knowing the quote this project is based on, the project loses meaning and is just confusing. At first glance the project appears to have no meaning. However relating the quote to the project, the symmetry represents the identity of the American being the same.

Thursday, March 30, 2017


Postmodernism introduction

  • old and new tradition 
  • contrast between past ideas and modern thinking 

Jean Baudrillard
  • illusions and phantasms 
  • reality vs fiction 

Frederic Jameson - Postmodernism 
  • a play on realism 
  • double-level process 
  • raw materials 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Kubler explains the lives and biographies of artists in history as a genre; the life of an artist is study in a biographical series. One artists’ work sets and is the building blocks for another. In this writing, Kubler explains the “entrance” of artist, this is how an artist manipulates the tradition of art to make it their own. Kubler continues to explain how it is difficult to judge an artist based on their talent, because every artist has a different style. He continues to explain that many artists are equal as talented, but some artist just came about in the right time period, making them more well-known then others.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


The first image was taken with no overhead light, where the second image there was a light shining directly on the objects. In the top photo the white paper and white charger cable have a cream/gray tint to it, whereas in the second photo with the extra light, the objects appear to have a blueish tint to them.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Escaping Flatland

This article was difficult to comprehend at first, however I found it to be very interesting. It gave perspective on much of art is lost viewing it on a two-dimensional screen. We lose the connection that the artist intended between the art and the viewer. The art work in a way is distorted because it is viewed in pixelated form rather than how the artist really intended it to look. There may be slight differences in color, texture, and composition. This article made me think about how often I view things through two dimensional whether its on social media, on a tv screen, or in a book rather than in its natural form.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

 Two insights that I gained from the reading are that the human eye is the origin of perspective and the other is that cameras, images, and artwork gave us the ability to distort original perspective so that an imagine can be seen the same by everyone.
I found it interesting when the author was describing the sense of seeing and said that we must use words to explain what isn’t seen, but the sense of seeing came before words. Each person views the image differently through their own eyes. How people than interpret that image and recreate it, is what gives us perspective.

Cameras take away our ability to recreate the image we see with our own two eyes. The picture that the camera produces is its own unique perspective and the camera could have captured every image in many different ways. Cameras also give us the ability to share perspectives and images with the rest of the world.