fredag 30. mars 2012

Today I have been doing small adjustments to the shape of the mask. It has some similarities to the Japanese mask, but it is larger, and it has not got such huge eyepits and such a big nose. Next lesson I will have to paint another layer of white paint before I can paint lips, eyes and the Kanji symbols on. I doubt that I am able to finish this assignment due the date.

torsdag 8. mars 2012

Unit 4-Masks

We are now in our 4th unit. In this unit we are going to make a mask with a design from any culture we want to. The masks are going to have a specific meaning to each of us, and we are supposed to have our own unique difference in the mask.

The culture I am inspired by is Japan. The japanese masks have a huge variety in designs and shape.
This is the design I am going to work out from. It is a japanese Noh Chujyo mask which is designed for males.

End of assignment

At this point I had done a lot of paper mache. I had also finished the paper circle which on where I was going to paint the Spotify logo on. I made it by making two circles of cardboard, and then gluing them together. I still had to paint the Spotify logo and the facebook sign.

Here is my finished product. I was quite happy with the outcome of my assignment. I managed to paint the Spotify logo and the Facebook logo in one lesson which is quite good work.

I think in general my sculpture is a good idea and well made, but I think that the pillars to hold the Facebook logo could have been made in a different way instead of using balsawood as pillars. Another thing I actually wanted to do was to paint the chicken wire in the "F" white, so it stands a bit out. The inside could also have been painted white so becomes more outstanding.

The feedback I got was that the sculpture was good, but that it was hard to proceed a meaning of it. The class think it should have been maybe made small people to put inside the Facebook logo in order to make it look more as a prison, or a cage. If the inside of the "F" was white, some small people made of paper would have stand out a lot in the sculpture.

lørdag 4. februar 2012

Unit 3-Pop Art

Pop art is basically popular art, or modern art. It is made up from different shapes or pictures put together to create something new. Sometimes people only change some colors and they have created pop art. All of the art works generally need to have a certain meaning.
Our assignment is to make a piece of pop art. It could either be a picture or a shape so I chose to make a shape.

My idea was that I am going to make a 3-D Facebook logo standing on a small pole on top of a paper disk with the Spotify logo on it. On the Spotify logo I will also write "thanks for stealing our social life". The reason for this is that more and more people spend time on Facebook actually hanging out with people. On the other side, Spotify has all the music you can get, and then people start to walk with earplugs while walking on the street. When you do that, you block out everything that happens around you and it is a chance that you will get hurt from eg. a car that you don't hear.

Here you can see a picture of the framework of my Facebook logo. It is made out of chicken-wire and when it is finished I will cover it with paper maché.