Thursday, May 23, 2013

Andy Goldsworthy

  • What is the title of your Artwork? Whimsey. 
  • What location did you choose? Why? I chose my yard - not only because of the easy access, but because it had the flowers I needed along with hay, and people don't like it when  you pick their flowers even for homework assignments. For artistic purposes I really did want a nice bokeh background so that is why I chose the tree branch i did. 
  • What nature materials is it made out of? Well we have a tree, I don't know what kind of tree, some hay (before hay is harvested and bailed up it is green and leafy) and peony petals. 
  • What is its approximate size? Why? Alrighty, it's kinda hard to measure tree branches but it was about 12 inches by 6. 
  • Can people interact with it? If so, how? Please be very specific. I think it is more of animal then people interactive, seeing as whenever I make something like this the birds come and steal it for their nests. 
  • How did you take the surrounding areas into consideration while creating this piece? I took hay and peony petals, also some leaves from around the other trees. 
  • What message does it convey? I honestly don't know, when I was little I would braid hay and flower petals together so maybe just a memory of childhood :) whimsey. 
  • Monday, May 20, 2013

    Self Portrait Essay

    I remember doing an assignment similar to this in English - writing about a time in our life that was important, we were encouraged to open up and share, but I was to scared. This time around I'm not so afraid anymore so here goes.

    Here I am biting my nails; I know kind of gross it's a nasty habit. I bite my nails when I'm anxious which seemed to increase my freshman year.

     (I hope you can kind of see my fingers in this picture) Around this same time I started feeling really lonely and like I had no one to talk to I got really depressed.

    With the depression came panic and anxiety attacks, they're horrid and I just wanted to stay in bed all the time. Often I would just curl myself up in a ball and try to think of nothing, or drown out life by doing school.

    These two pictures above go together - i do realize that the first one I am not physically in, but this was the best way I could find to represent what happened next. Long story short my self esteem went way down; with the combination of other events in my life I started self harming. (Don't do that if you're thinking about it!) This is when I found the organization to write love on her arms.

    I took this picture as a sort of recognition that what I was doing was serious and I was heading in the wrong direction - I didn't want my life going the way. I started out on my journey to make myself better, and I even made some friends along the way I was returning to my "wallflower," status.

    I know this image will go off the page, but it just has to be bigger! Ha, long long story short - I got better. This was a lot of time to fit into a couple pictures so I will leave some links to past blogs if you're interested in reading more about my story, if not that's okay too. :)

    About Bullying and Self Harm & Suicide 
    A little more about my life 
    One of my favorite youtubers talking about panic attacks 

    if you still want to know more (if you're still reading) you can follow my other blog or talk to me anytime :)


    Saturday, May 4, 2013

    Formal and Environment Portraits

    Formal and Environment Portraits 

    This is Kelsi :) I had the privilege of taking her senior photographs. 


    My favorite portraits would be 2,3,7,9,11. I enjoy these portraits because of the color, emotion, or "motion" in the photos :)