Friday, July 9, 2010
The second project in the art course was appropriation. For this project I decided to appropriate the lyrics of the Beatles song "across the universe." the work is made of hand dyed fabrics, with free-flowing coral/peach fabrics and tightly braided blues.
The concept for this piece is to link the visual and the audial experiences. Often words are meant to evoke specific images or specific visual experiences are attempted to be recorded with language. With this piece I tried to visualize the lyrics of the song "across the universe." I chose to specifically focus on the phrases "pools of sorrow" and "waves of joy" and tried to find both color and form that represent what these phrases evoked in my mind.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
The third project for my Art 8 course was on the topic of entropy/spirituality/perception. Naturally i gravitated towards the spiritual. My final project was a six by six foot labyrinth constructed out of fabrics that I hand dyed. The color of the fabrics change from coral to beige to yellow.
The concept behind my project was to try and recreate the experience of walking a labyrinth through a visual exercise. The labyrinth is a meditative space. A labyrinth only has one path, one way to make it to the core of the labyrinth. While walking the labyrinth, the individual is able to release control and thus enter and meditative space. I initially created the labyrinth to be large without being "functional". I wanted the color and fabric changes of the labyrinth's path to serve as a visual method to reach the same meditative space as the viewer would have experienced walking the labyrinth.
I spent four years at U.C Berkeley earning a B.A in political science and religious studies. I toyed around with many different minors and took an array of classes in the humanities. But it was not until my final summer session that i decided to take an art class. In six weeks, a lifetime (granted, i am not very old) of crafting erupted into me finally finding something i loved to do- make and study art.
In the midst of trying to find a job and sorting out my post-college affairs, i am trying to create a portfolio.
here is my journey