Monday, November 24, 2008

About Being Old

I have many blessings in my life when I become the ripe old age of 71. I will have twin, because I say so, and I will be married to the love of my life. I hope to have already had at least one grandchild and spoil them rotten. My sister will be 50ish and we will spend a lot of time together. I will have finished my career as a sign language interpreter and will hopefully be teaching until I can't anymore. I will have had 7 surgeries in my life, one birth, a piece of my rib removed and been in 3 car accidents (none of them life-threatening). I plan to have two houses and go skiing regularly. I also learned 5 different languages by this time and will have traveled to over 20 countries. I lived a life of serenity and peace.

Me Painted as Modigliani :)

I just thought that this was pretty cool!

Old Images

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The work of an artist, when (s)he is thinking in a curatorial sense as well, I think would be very complicated. The artist must plan ahead to where (s)he will place his/her items in a museum or exhibition. There are many different ways in which a curator or artist can categorize his artwork, time period, color, theme, objects, etc. I find that color could have a huge impact on where the curator places the piece of art. The curator could want two non-complimentary pieces to sit next to each other in order to give a certain feeling or emotion. On the other hand, the curator could want to viewer to feel comfortable with the images instead of startling him/her or could want it to be very pleasing to the eye when viewing the images/sculptures/etc. I looked up Fred Wilson and I did not find out very much about him curating museums. The only thing that pbs says is that he “mined in museums.” I am not really sure what that is. The artist also has a different eye when looking at his or her own work. The artist is giving it a critical eye but not the same as a curator or viewer would. I think this has a huge impact on where to place images as well. The curator is required to critique the image, as we do in class, based upon different elements and then is required to place the images accordingly. I do not know what else to write about for two more pages, sorry, but here you go :)

Color Assignment

1. Color is the reflection of light that our eyes see. When we see a color, we actually see every color but that color. There are three primary colors: red, blue and yellow. You can make secondary colors by mixing two of these. To make tertiary colors, you would mix three of these. I also know that there are colors that we cannot see; infared and ultraviolet.

2. My favorite color is pink. This is the first color that I assigned as my favorite color when I was about four or five. I liked this color then because I thought it was pretty. I changed from that color when I was about nine or ten to purple because I thought that pink was too typical for a girl and I wanted to be different. As I grew older, pink became more and more common in pop culture and I realized that I really, really, really do like pink more than purple and I had only chosen pink because I was trying to be different.

3. I like all different shades of pink.