Friday, January 20, 2012


The metals are going pretty well so far! I finished cutting my butterfly shape first (picture below). My design is inspired by a butterfly on a leaf with dew drops/ rain around it. All the pieces are in the picture below.The sawing is hard and a little annoying when the blade breaks but I bet the soldering will be fun. I think that the rest of the metals experience will be fun it will challenging but interesting so I'm excited for the rest!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

identity collage

my identity collage is one of my favorite things I have done so far, I love the colors I used and what the things Incorporated into it mean to me. The picture in the back of it makes me laugh every time I look at it. Not just because of the glasses my dad is wearing but because this was taken right after I had been on the beach all day and I got burned like a lobster... but the collage itself is fun and interesting at least I think it is all the fabrics, drawings, colors and techniques I used mean something to me and that's why I love this piece.

self portrait

I think my self portrait turned out pretty great it actually kinda looks like me!!! (my picture is posted below). It was so hard to get the drawing to look like me. People who draw portraits for a living have have some tallent. Making my own paint color and inking where a little more relaxing. It was great to see it all come together. when you finish something like my portrait that took you so long and that you worked so hard on it gives you a great feeling. I hope everyone else thinks it looks like me!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Robert Rauschenberg image
i like this painting because of the colors and the use of the clocks how they look like they are almost slipping through time within the painting. i also see almost an evolution like it has a story running though it as you look at it.

i love this sculpture because it is so simple but so different. the neon lights surrounding it give it great color and the fact that they are real bikes with some parts changed out lights in there place seems so fun and creative to me.

Robert Rauschenberg

I like Robert because he is colorful and abstract. he uses mixed media to convey his point. i like how he mixes his sculpting and painting skills to show what was going on in his time period.
      Robert Rauschenberg was born on October 22, 1925 in Port Arthur, Texas  to Dora and Ernest Rauschenburg.  he attended multiple art schools  Kansas City Art Institute Académie Julian Black Mountain College Art Students League of New York because he wanted to be free to create and expand his ideas. after he graduated he married Susan Weil in 1950 and they had a son Christopher. in his art career he was refereed to as in the gap between art and life which meant his pieces question the difference between art objects and everyday objects. he influenced his son to become a photographer and is still a cherished artist by many especially his son and second partner Darryl Pottorf who still hold art shows and exhibits with his art after his death at the age of 82 from heart failer from his own decision to go off his respirator in 2008.
       if find that Robert founded the experiments in art and technology a nonprofit organization that promotes collaborations between artists and engineers so that artists can see the technicalities of art and incorporate it in there work and also so engineers can be a little more creative and inventive in there work. i find this interesting because it is a different collaboration of people but they work together to help both fields of work.