what are the photographs of the other work for ? ( what is posterity?lol)
lol posterity: for others to see
the only Final that's at the regular class time
I guess that didin't post. Apparently you can't put up links on someone elses blog. Do we have to post 10 comments for 10 classes or just 10 comments?
Thanks for the awesome class Mike. I really enjoyed the fact that you let the projects be open so that we could create the art that we wanted to. Thanks for all the support and enouragement!
It's been an experience. i've learned more in retrospect than i thought i would. thanks for the plaster tips. it's going to pay off soon. you're an honest man.
Here's my last post about an artist from the text per your request Mike!I enjoyed reading the interview with Tom Sachs, not because his work is particularly visually appealing to me, but because his demeanor and concepts are so nonchalant and cynical. He tries to draw attention to brand loyalty and make a statement about the valuelessness of consumers' obsession with certain brands. For instance his Coco Chanel guillotine--something that brand would never make--is an obvious comment on vacuous consumerism. According to him, however, he doesn't seem to think like many fine artists and remains sort of unattached to his work in a strange way.Thanks for an awesome class Mike. See ya around-Alex
Here is my first post about an artist from the text that you requested!I thought Maya Lin's work was impressive. I followed her up online and checked out her site, which was even more interesting. She knows how to show her work to say the least. The Atlas cuts, both the positive and negatives of the work, were a unique way to think about the left over scraps that we all just throw away. She definitely thought about the spaces in which she placed her work, like you were telling us to do. The pin project for Pine River Yangtze reminded me of the pixelme project we were assigned in typography. Over all, her work fits seamlessly into the environments in which they are placed, which I'm guessing is why she was hired for the Vietnam Memorial.
the next artist is Yinka Shonibare. His style is so different, most likely because of his background. Being born in England, raised in Nigeria, and relocated to London at 17, you get a little bit of everyone's style I'm guessing. His use of styled figures in spaces without heads usually in action poses is pretty unique. I especially liked his bottled boat pieces with the patterned sails.
I took a look at Do Ho Suh, and I have to say his work is insane. So intricate and all about the space. I don't have any reference to show you because this was not in the book, but I do have the site. SITE:http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://images.artnet.com/artwork_images_651_112621_do-ho-suh.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.artnet.com/artwork/423932508/paratrooper-i-full-view.html&h=310&w=640&sz=22&tbnid=B4QkG9vc9qcP5M:&tbnh=66&tbnw=137&prev=/images%3Fq%3Ddo%2Bho%2Bsuh&usg=__Man07BXF9YsX9rBCsuFS01Dz-l4=&ei=L1vSS66nGYbY8ASWlfnJDw&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=7&ct=image&ved=0CBIQ9QEwBgEND:His work plays around a lot with scale and repetition. His work is sometimes not recognized in a space. He did a piece with dog tags that covered the entire floor of the gallery, and at the center of the room you discover that the piece is actually made of the same dog tags you are walking on, as if it is a blanket and you are part of the piece. An interesting technique.
the last artist is Mario Merz. His straw work was cool. Mixing modern with basic materials. Taking basic objects from nature and creating a different space with it. Often completely untouched pieces like bundles of stick, or hay. One piece I saw: SITE:http://csw.art.pl/new/gif2000/belv_merz.jpgEND:was pretty interesting. Where he played with color, something I like to do a lot. The apples and the spiral. It makes me think how cool it would be if one of your classes did a collaborative project in a huge space...and just gathered a bunch of random objects and saw what you could create in that space. Even if it was out of sticks, like most of the work I saw of his.