Monday, May 6, 2013


Alright, here it is... my 3D self-portrait. Upon opening Blender, I saw a cube. This cube, I felt, had something in common with me. It is an inanimate geometric figure floating freely in a self-contained universe consisting only of a grid and itself. The cube passes through the grid without effort. As of late, I have felt like this cube. Recent events in my lif have left me feeling different, empty. I often feel like merely a shell of a body with nothing inside floating freely through space. I am a featureless object passing through grid after grid with not one being able to catch me. I modeled my cube to reflect how I feel lately, thus creating a work of minimalist self-portraiture. I decided to keep the grid in the photos, using the program as a part of my piece. I am now realizing how bleak and depressing my description may seem but I wanted to present something a little deeper than the usual student art entries.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

I despise blender.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Reading 4: The New Aesthetic

The post from the tumblr that appealed to me was this:

The post appeals to me because it shows the new way our world is with the age of technology. A trashcan featuring a computer screen that displays ads on it can also display its error code. There's a certain feeling of self-awareness that people get when they see something like this. Similar to the feeling you get when you see a boot-up screen in a movie theater or a 404 page on a billboard. When one sees these things, they become aware of how saturated the new world is with technology and you can't help but laugh.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Un Chien Andalou Emulation

I chose to emulate quite possibly the most prolific work of surrealist cinema in the arthouse world, Un Chien Andalou. I've always been drawn to surrealist works of art because they offer a much different take on common conventions in the art world. I decided to use a sort of pseudo animation to create my emulation, blending elements of live action and animation to add even more of a surrealist feeling to the piece. I was inspired by a Japanese style I saw on the internet long ago (and unfortunately can not track down now) known as Gekki-mation, which popped up in the 1970's in a Japanese children's show. Gekki-mation used drawn and painted backdrops and props as well as a combination of people wearing life-sized drawings as costumes and actors.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Video Progress Update

Haven't done anything yet. Oops. I will be making some drawings for my video for secret reasons so I'll get those done today.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Diptych Animation

I was a little unsure on whether we were to use the animations to achieve the exact same image from the diptychs and therefore did something different while not using every single image from the diptych. Mine sucks, Richard's is cool.