Thursday, June 19, 2014


This year art was easily my favorite class. And I must admit that it's partially because it's a break from the stress of other classes. But the real main reason is because I liked throwing random things out of my head. Usually when I do this, it ends up becoming metaphysics. But this provided an outlet that was a breath of fresh air.

This year went by very quickly. Most of it's just a blur of tests and people talking. But I always enjoy the memories of art class. I think that this was the only real part of the school year I enjoyed. From the bike drawing to the final book, I've decided to think art isn't about getting better. It's about being able to not be afraid to show what's bouncing around in your mind.

In conclusion, I'm quite glad I chose this class, as it not only helped me grow as a person. But I also am glad to have made this blog. I wasn't so sure about it at first, but now I'm glad I did it now.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Le Box.

So the idea of this project was to make a time capsule and place items in it. The objects we chose were meant to reflect us as a person at this stage in life. Let's get this started by listing some items and their purpose.

Fortune Cookie: This was a requirement for our box and I like the idea. We aren't going to open it until we open the box.
Physics Joke: As this blog most likely mentioned before, I love physics. So it only seems proper that there should be a physics reference in here.
A Rock: Ok there's more story here than just a rock. One day, some obscure company was putting these ads out on people's steps. They used rocks to hold them to the ground. I picked one up and decided to take it. That one turned into two, which turned into three... And so on until I had seven. So I chose the one I liked best and placed it in there. It reminds me what fun it is to have some, well, fun every once in a while. I'm not going to be a kid forever, so I guess I'm supposed to enjoy it now.
Me' Bloody Grade: This is an art grade I got back, but then I accidentally got my blood on it from I can't remember where, I believe a paper cut.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Coffee Mugs

One of the most important things that occupies my thoughts would have to be physics. It just amazes me that it can help explain the universe. While reading about the universe once, I came across a theory on space time. It suggests that all matter can exist in a cylindrical state that keeps it existent while still allowing for expansion. The only problem was that this may collapse on itself. To solve this conundrum, it was suggested that there was a stretch of matter forming a stabilizer. The visual aid made it look just like a  coffee mug.

So continuing on with this, the idea is that time is a tad loosely interpreted. Basically, the future already happened, but is different than the past based on the perception of intelligent organisms. The stretch forms a tube that cycles matter in and out throughout the universe. The strange thing is that if one is in the tube, time has no actual substance. And anything happening (or that already happened for that matter) is possible. So if we live in this place, my future could have already happened, and I'm living life backward. Or that energy actually moves opposite how we perceive it.

It really makes me think about our time here and the free use of information. Who knows why we're really here? Or if we are even really here. But really, that just makes me want to learn and experience more. So my totem pole is going to try to wrap it's own mindful being around my personal questions.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Fortune cookies.

At first the idea of a page inspired by a fortune cookie seemed a tad cleché. I didnt actually feel inspired at first, it was hard to see any real relationship between my fortunes. There seemed to be two sides forming in the views of the messages. One side seemed to be giving buisness related advice. While the other side seemed to have more of a phyciological side. This reminded me of the everlasting struggle between creativity and the stiffelment of imaginitive minds.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Mass Production.

In art we had to chose one object from a table and draw in on a  4 by 6 piece of paper. Then we transferred the drawing onto a 4 by 6 piece of rubberish material. After which point we carved around our lines and created a print. By inking the print we were able to make many of these patterns at a time.

This is interesting because we usually only see art as a painting that was done once and made famous. But in this case the original is no longer original and it becomes one of many. Personally this is a tad odd for me. Because I always that originality is what made art special. Yet by mass producing these, it adds another aspect that I can't quite understand.

Three times the art?

This art project was the idea of having to let things go. And to be able to work in such conditions as to have no foreseeable control over the future. The main challenge in my opinion was the idea that you had to be rather expendable with what you are given. The idea that you can't prepare yourself for what you want to do or are going to do is rather frustrating. However, in the end I believe that the experience was fun and rewarding. It makes you think on the spot, which is challenging yet surprisingly fun.