Sunday, February 23, 2014

Snapshot 2- "Appropriation"

Artists develop art making skills 
I added some free hand lettering with the title "Breakfast at Tiffany's" to the blank space in my canvas. It has been a whole since I last painted, so winging the lettering was difficult and time consuming, but I'm really happy with the end result!

Artists collaborate 
I still relied on the opinions of my table and Mr. Sands for deciding to change some major elements I had originally planned for my piece. They helped me come up with the more stylistically appealing donut instead of the bacon, which I think will end up working much better.
Artists solve problems
When I realized that the bacon wasn't working well as far as positioning and aesthetics, I was very troubled with howbto complete the piece while incorporating appropriation. I am unexpectedly going with a donut instead of bacon, because it fills the space and looks better with the piece over all.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Snapshot- "Appropriation"

Artists communicate through their work
I really enjoy the whole look of pop art, but I also wanted my piece to be more simplistic and focus on the main theme of appropriation, when this piece is complete I think the idea of a classic Audrey Hepburn pop piece will come across, especially with my use of a stencil and spray paint.

Artists collaborate 
When I had originally come up with the idea of using "Breakfast at Tiffany's" as a play in words, I had actually thought about not changing the cigarette in the original picture, and just placing breakfast foods around her. But one of my fellow artists at my table suggested that as a bigger pun, paint a piece of bacon in her hand instead of the cigarette, which I thought was brilliantly more stylish and simple than my original idea.

Artists develop art making skills
For this project, I had decided the idea I wanted to represent but could not figure out how to go about it. Mr. Sands recommended I create a stencil of Audrey Hepburn to get my picture onto the canvas. I had never made a stencil by hand before, and while working with an exacto knife wasn't all that enjoyable, I was pleased with the end result.