12 6 / 2012
The people around me represent the authors of my research/ research itself. They will be wearing all white because the author (me) is unaware of their style/ personality, they are anonymous to me.
My piece connects to my theme headless for the reason that when you’re concealing someones identity, you blur out their facial features because its one of the most evident things that set us apart from everyone else. By burring out the peoples faces around me, they become faceless and anonymous, (faceless relates to headless.) This also relates to Death of an Author when Ronald Barthes talks about how works of literature have more than one author because the research we do is written by many people, therefore making our writing unoriginal.
Ill defiantly be using appropriation as one of the principals of postmodernism because I’ll need to get a Google image of a type writer, and maybe even a dramatic sky. Ill use layering quite literally in Photoshop because ill need many many images to create my photograph. The area of meaning ill be exploring is aesthetic. I’m picturing my photo to be very dramatic with its use of colors and images. If you know the essay by Ronald Barthes, then my meaning will also be intellectual.
The materials and equipment ill need to make my photo includes:
- Camera & memory card
- Remote control for camera
- A field
- Perhaps more people (than just me)
- My laptop
- Google image of a type writer
- Other possible Google images
The materials and equipment ill need to present my photo includes:
- LCD Projector
- A white screen
11 6 / 2012
i am currently freaking out because i don’t have an idea yet that relates to my theme, “headless” and connects to “death of an author” by ronald barthes. today i want to start my proposal so im focusing on thinking of an idea!
07 6 / 2012
05 6 / 2012
Located outside Richmond green secondary school is tiffany ng’s cat moss guerilla artwork. This is a very interesting piece of art however my first thought was the very obvious photoshop job. Her theme is cats, so naturally the subject matter is cats. I don’t see any postmodern principals used within this piece. An element I really enjoyed is her clever pun as the title, cat moss, (a play on Kate moss) however I don’t see the connection.
What stands out the most for me is the paws leading up to the cat. It makes your eyes travel through the artwork to the point of interest. I also like her use of moss to create the cat. After reading her proposal I understand the connection between moss and cats. She used moss because it is low maintenance, and so are cats. Because of this, I believe the piece effectively shows what she is trying say. Considering the limited time she had to create this, I’d say that she was reasonably effective in the production of the piece.
This is defiantly an effective example of moss graffiti, however, the 3 dimensional cat would be very hard to construct in real life. I personally like her artwork because it’s interesting and engaging. However, I would’ve liked to have seen it look more realistic, and less obvious that it is photoshopped.
31 5 / 2012
31 5 / 2012
i chose the colour combination that was in sectioned into thirds because it helped show my theme and overall idea the best.
30 5 / 2012
i’m not sure which one i like best out of these 3 colour gradients i made:
fade from black and white to colour:
yellow and purple gradient: (this one makes the colours pop)
thirds: (this one is similar to the first one but its sectioned into thirds, not faded)
(i think i’m leaning towards the yellow and purple gradient)
27 5 / 2012
CHANGE OF PLANS
i decided to change my previous idea, mainly for the reason that google has low quality pictures of mannequins. my new idea will have a different concept of my theme “headless”.
these are the pictures ill be using:
my new concept is the idea of studio and inspiration. when i’m at home, i get inspired easily and i am free to be myself. to show that through my assignment, i will photoshop graffiti on the wall around my head.