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April 28, 2010, 3:47 pm
Filed under: Projects, Sketchbook, Uncategorized

“Beachy Flamingo”
I revamped my line sketch book into a larger image that utilizes line. I made multiple layers of lines to create an entire scene, and added “watercolor” to complete the look. Below is the orginal sketchbook I ‘replayed’.


March 28, 2010, 7:51 am
Filed under: Sketchbook

My idea with this assignment was to put a visual to the Facebook logo that’s so familiar to us. Facebook is an extremely popular social network that is a huge part of our society and our culture. The silhouettes interacting with each other represent daily exchanges on Facebook.

Spring Break Trip to an Art Gallery
March 15, 2010, 6:47 pm
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On Thursday March 11th , I went to the Currier Art Museum in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Currier has many interesting collections ranging from classic sculpture, traditional paintings, artfully blown glass, antique furniture, and detailed technical drawings. It had a large exhibition on American watercolor paintings, from artists such as Edward Hopper. I found this collection extremely beautiful, and I felt as if I was able to catch a glimpse of our nation’s history simply by examining paintings all from the same era. The contemporary art collection also inspired me. Although I didn’t recognize many of the artists like I did in most of the paintings, the perceptual anonymity made the art even more interesting. While I identified the contemporary sculptures from Alexander Calder, I observed very interesting work from other artists. It was interesting to encounter modern work that contrasted to the traditional art that the Currier had that were centuries old. It was a good experience to see how our perception of art changed throughout time.

March 1, 2010, 4:25 pm
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My alarm clock 🙂 Love it, hate it, or both, it’s a necessary part of life today.

Digital Artist
February 17, 2010, 3:40 am
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One digital artist that I found that intrigued me is Erwin Redl. Although he is a digital artist, his work and his installations aren’t composed on a computer. Redl manipulates LED lighting to create very interesting and astounding installations.

Redl is an Austrian artist that has been living in New York City for almost 20 years now. He travels the world installing unique art using only LED light in both 2 and 3 dimensional forms. While to some these may just be lights, Redl works with them in a way that makes them turn from a functional device into an artistic medium.

Redl’s website and portfolio can be found at http://www.paramedia.net/

In the life of Technology
February 14, 2010, 10:14 am
Filed under: Sketchbook

These 4 compositions reflect what technology I use on a daily basis.

February 8, 2010, 6:49 am
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I changed this photo from the original by changing some of the color options. I made the rainforest look more green and lush by changing the hues and saturation, and I worked on the toucan independently by making it another layer for me to work with.