Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Chance art flip book

I selected 15 people including myself, to conduct my art experiment. I found that people's behavior activity change when ask them different questions. Culture has a lot to do with their decision. People's personality shows in the art. Numbers 3 and 7 are highly regarded. The question that I got most about my project would be if this was a psychological analysis. I told them its random art and people were unsure about the concept but did it anyway. The burden of putting down the "correct" answer was lifted and they liked not knowing what is going to happen next. The seem happy to answer my questions and when we were don with the last step off the directions, they wanted to do more of it. They said it was like they were in garde school,agaon. The important thing was everyone had fun doing it.

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Marta's recipe

This is my result from Marta's recipe.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monuments instill faded memories

In the article,Seeing The Past Tense, Working Thoughts on Monuments by Professor Levine, this article talks about how we idealize monuments that holds artificial memories for its historic value that may not tell the full story. Monuments are like giant grave stone, marking where our nation has grieved or celebrated.We pass on these ideas to our younger generations about how these monuments are suppose to represent a tribute to history and the fine details to how this symbolic symbol was deciede to hold was best suit the memory or why this event in history only is blurred from misinform information. Kirk Savage made a good point about how these monuments tell a different story that does not reflect the true meaning of the representation.

We have to remember that this monument is not only a symbolic representation but its also an art piece. Art can be interpretation in many ways. I've visited monuments before and I've always appreciate them as an art piece rather then it historic meaning. I believe that history is important for a representation of history in art has value and is needed to display your patriotism. Art attracts people for its aesthetes not its history. This article does make me re-evaluate the monument's full reasoning behind the monument and are we appreciating and honoring it for the right reasons or is it propaganda when we refer to such monuments that that are displayed in Washington DC ? It is in itself is the capital for monuments. I would like to re visit it and have a new prospective on them.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Photoshop Hybrid project : Petals

My creation is a gray cat with a flower growing in place of its right eye ball and its ears are butterfly wings. I call this cat "Petals". She was born from a hybrid of a plant and another animal specie.

Petal's story began when scientists was experimenting on stem cell reach with an embryo of a cat. They thought that cats have had an ancient history of holding mysterious power of the divine. Scientist thought there is still something they need to unlock or further explore. During her incubation of Petals as a kitten, an accident occurred during an earthquake when another experiment of re-growing butterfly wings on plants fell in to Petal's incubation box. It was 3 days before one notices that there was any change that had occur. The wings had broken off the flower and landed on Petals premature growing ears that was not fully developed yet. The flower attached itself onto her right eyeball and grew its roots and wrapped around the eye ball. She behaves like any other cat, expect she just looks different and butterflies tends to surround her, which can be annoying. One day she escapes for the lab, now she roams the forest trying to fit in.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Art by Chance

This is my recipe for art by chance. I plan to make a flip book of art by chance. My results are pending..

Art by Chance
Created by Chi Tonnu

1 pack of index cards
1 pack of rainbow colored markers
1 black marker fine tip


Answer the following the questions below in 2 words of less.
1) What is your favorite weather?
Ex: rainy, snowy, cloudy, sunny, windy,
Answer: _______________________
2)Are you left handed,right handed or both?
Answer: _______________________
3) What is the first thing the comes to your mind when you hear the word "happy".
Answer: _______________________
4) Pick one of the following:
A)Polka dots B)Vertial lines C) Horizonal Lines D) Circles
5) Pick a number between 1-8.
Answer: _______________________
6) Pick a word that represent you.
Ex: Passionate, confident, Artist, Fashionista, bossy, cute, beautiful
Answer: _______________________


Fill in the blank with the ansers from above.

1) Pick a color from your markers,take your answer for number 1 and draw it on the left or right side depending on your answer on number 2. If its right handed then draw your picture on the right side (if you are both then draw on both sides).
2) Using your black marker, write your first name in the center your picture .
3) Pick between a heart or a bubble shape. On the opposite side from your picture of your weather (if your were right handed and left handed you maight do this on both sides of your paper) and write the words from #3 in the picture of the weather.
4)Put your initial under the word in red ink.
5) Using your answer from number 5, draw with the color that associated with the number you picked. (1=red 2=orange 3=yellow 4=green 5=blue 6=purple 7=brown 8=black )
Draw your shapes for number 4 with this color and be sure cover 75 percent of your card, you can pick any area on the card you like and as many polka dots (in any size) or lines as you want.

6) Pick a color of your choice and write your answer for number 6 in any font you like (lower case or capital) in the center of the card.

Now turn in this card to the person that gave you the project.

Thank you for your time!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Eduardo Kac's GFP BUNNY

This is an incredible display of art in science. Eduardo Kac found a way to turn a white rabbit into a fluoresce green rabbit. Kac has considered the implications that this may lead to ethical and moral issues pf crossing the line of creating a completely unbelievable breed or species of rabbits. Kac did take the time to consider the safety and risk that it might cause harm to the rabbit. I am a skeptic about how much compassion people have over animals when they have something to prove. It looks as though he actually cares about the rabbit, by giving it a name and sharing her with his family,making her apart of their family. Most science experiences that involves animal usually is done in a cold and black and white way of thinking. The Rabbit name, Alba is green and seemed to be loved. This is what separates him from being a true scientist and artist. He's and artist before he is a scientist. Kac inspired me to maybe turn my self orange through eating a lot of carrots... lol(laughing out loud).. I saw it on an episode on House that this was possible, who knows if its going to work. It's just a thought, well see....