I performed this exercise on the lower floor beside the stair case. It was uncomfortable for me to do what I consider to be childish. I twirled and twirled going one direction first and then stopped to get my balance and the twirled in the other direction. Nicole video taped me performing and we laughed about what I was doing. I believe that
Alyssa was watching too. I’m not sure that performing in public will be a good idea for me but I will give it every effort for the sake of ART. I would provide the video, but it is in a MP4 format.

Project #4: Idea

I finally came to the conclusion for my project.  The word that I pulled out of the bag was “Fear”.  I used my own fear to create my idea, SPIDERS!  It one takes one to create fear for me to create this emotion.  I will attempt to create an animation of large spider crawling toward my house and it gets in, perching itself on my head, yuck!  I hope with this animation will get my “Fear” across.

When creating motion and time in art work, where is the best placement for this or is up to the artist to find the best placement?

Is it possible to create too much motion/time and time in videos, sculptures, photographs, etc.?

Farm equipment

I completed my series of the seven photos using the farm equipment that was strategically place around property where I live.  I like how my series turned out even before I started to manipulate them to give them a difference appearance.  I think the most difficult part for me was having to come up with an idea that would work for me and it is when I stumbled upon the different types of farm equipment that I started to take off with my idea.  I was hoping to give the equipment a softer look by using the smug tool and take away some of the hardness of the rusted steel.   I ended up inverting all the photos, which gave them the appearance of a “mars” or red look that apparatuses, but also gave the equipment eerie look, but still identifiable.

over exposed bailer  over exposed old time bike over exposed old tractor over exposed saw over exposed thing 2 over exposed tiller

over exposed four dropper



Project 3: Redo

Well, my first original idea did not pan out for me, so, I embarked on a different original series of images that I feel worked out even better and that felt more natural for me then my initial one. There is some old farm equipment nearby, on farms where I live in the town of Elizabeth.  The equipment is old, rusty hard pieces of steel that probably worked their engines off for their owner and then were left out in the open  to wither away in the elements .  My idea is to give these rusty pieces of steel a different appearance.  Maybe an appearance of destruction or soften them so that the viewer will have a different perspective on this machinery.

Project 3: Ideation

Well, I decided to go with the second approach for creating a narrative series.  Since I live in Elizabeth, Colorado  I want to show that  traffic does exist in a small town.  It might not be “stop and go” traffic like the “big city” but we do have it. These photos will be shot over a short period of time, probably a few minutes, rather than a few hours.