|Zane Muzzillo Art Blog||
For my final project in art two I threw back to the original artists observe idea. at first I wanted to do a perspective piece but I didn't like it so I started to doodle on it. I drew curved lines and it reminded me of a bee so I started drawing a bee. I liked it so I stuck with it.
The piece from the North Carolina Museum of Art that really inspired me was Peruzzi Altarpiece. When I started this project I did not really have a plan. At the time I was listening to the Golden Age of rap including 2pac and The Notorious B.I.G. These musical artists also inspired my art piece. I saw the Peruzzi Altarpiece on the website and realized that I could replace the religious icons with rap icons. From left to right the rappers that were put into the places were Ghostface Killah, Dr. Dre, 2pac, Snoop Dogg, and The Notorious B.I.G. I took to Photoshop believing that it was the most practical way to create this piece because I could use pictures of the rappers from the internet and add gradients to match the background of the original piece. Once I completed the Photoshop process I decided to mount the finished product on a tri tiered layer of poster board and finally on a piece of wood. The tiers included one for the background, one for the rappers themselves, and one for the frame of the piece.
For our artists destroy project my group from the artists collaborate project and I decided to "destroy" our project. We decided to do this by first covering the pizza with watered down red paint to imitate pizza sauce and second we put shredded white and yellow paper to imitate the cheese. By doing this we were able to take our old piece and turn it into something new.
For our artists collaborate me and my table made a big ol' pizza. Each person made their own pizza including one made with magazine clipping pasted on a styrofoam base or another with sheet music and hand drawn instruments glued on. I feel as though everyones slice described something about them. You might be asking yourself, "Zane if you think everyones pizza describes them then why is yours just a plain old boring slice." If you were thinking that you were thinking about it differently than i was, thanks for thinking i'm plain old and boring Mr. Sands. The reason i chose to make a cheese slice was because just plain old and boring cheese pizza is the best food that has ever come across my palate.
Me working on my own slice to the pizza pie.
This is the completed project.
For our collaboration project me and my group decided to make a pizza. In this pizza each person in the group would create one slice, using the materials of their choice, which would total to seven slice, one less than the standard number of slices. For our 8th slice we decided to do one of three things, leave nothing in the space, we could all collab on the last slice, or we could put a real slice of pizza in the spot. We also painted our slice before we put our material on. The people in my group are Sadie, Vincent, Angela, Sebastian, Andrew and Rachel. For their materials Sadie used magazine clippings to make a collage, Sebastian is using a combination of white out and glue to make a cool design, Andrew used yarn and nails which he used to form the shape of North Carolina, Rachel is gluing origami butterflies onto her slice, Angela is using a combination of sheet music and hand drawn instruments, and Vincent is gluing down pencils onto his piece. My material is tissue paper that I glued to the piece and painted a coat of gel medium. When we are completed we will combine the slices and put it into a pizza box.
The words I had for my post card were fluffy cat leaping. So I drew a cat leaping onto a fluffy bed.
For my illustration Friday word I used silence. the inspiration for this piece was my friend Jason. He recently drew something that had a red oval background giving the drawing depth. I saw it and thought it was really cool so I decided to try it. I started to draw the lines for the background and realized I that I needed to draw the thing in the circle first. In all I think that this piece SCREAMS silence.
My favorite problem solving project we did was the object art one. We had to go outside and use natural materials to create some art. I made a piece called no crying in baseball.
My second favorite project we did last week was one of the group projects. I chose the Rube Goldburg project because I liked my team, I think we did a great job and honestly the activity was really fun.
Final Project: My Limitation
My limitation for this project had a couple of steps so i'm going to break it down right here right now. The first part of the limitation was you are given a set amount of sawdust and you must draw with it. The second limitation is you are given 2 wood chips a large one and a small one and you can only use the to move/ draw with the dust. You may be curious why I'm saying you well that's because I wasn't the only person who made a drawing with the sawdust, several other people did.
Artists Solve Problems: Final Project
So the problem i solved with this project was getting other people to do it for me. I also made a picture out of the sawdust and I spent those countless class periods sawing wood to collect the dust as well. In order from left to right: The First picture was drawn by Mr. Sands' and most people thought it was a Zonkey. The second picture was Sadie's and she made a diamond. The third was mine and I made a hot air balloon with a shooting star in the background. The fourth one was Angela's and she made a skull. The fifth picture was Sebastian's and he made a spider. The sixth picture was Rachel's and she drew a W for Wendy's. The seventh drawing was done by Vincent and he made an eye. The last one was Ms. Purtee's and she drew a "Minimalist portrait of Harry Potter".
Character mix up : For the mash up I decided to take a character from one of my favorite childhood games, Pikmin. the characters name is Olimar and his three companions are called Pikmin. So at first I wasn't sure what to mix/mash up so I looked at the picture for a while and I decided to take the Pikmin and recolor Olimar with their colors. I also took Olimar's colors and re colored the Pikmin with his colors.
Artists steal final project: So for this project I decided to do something similar to the character mash up. I decided to make the colorblind chameleon. First off the chameleon is colorblind because the colors around him don't really match up with his colors. For example the spikes on his back are yellow but the colors in the background by the spikes are green. Ok so it might not be evident what I stole exactly. I really just took the idea from a picture from the internet.
So I took the idea but I changed the product. Well I added a lot more color to the background itself. In most of the picture online I saw just one color backgrounds.
Question time: How are stealing an copying different?
So my original answer to this question was essentially Stealing is an exact copy and copying is adding different aspects or elements to the piece. I still believe most of this, but I don't think that making an exact copy is stealing anymore unless the person has the intent to steal. Now that could be confusing. There are plenty of ways that you could take intent to steal. I think that if you State that the piece is the original is the only way you can steal.
When starting this project I was honestly intimidated. I have a few skills and I have never considered art to be one of them. When the project was assigned I was really into the game Tetris, my high score broke 1.3 million, most lines being 661, and that game lasted for exactly one hour. Granted this was at my prime, I was literally seeing Tetris blocks when I closed my eyes it's called the Tertris effect. As I was brainstorming, for the project, Ms. Purtee overheard and suggested that I do something with Tetris (I would constantly talk about and play the game during class). At first I was going to get an old school Tetris game on a game boy and just draw what the screen looked like. Later that night I was browsing through pictures of Tetris on the internet. I found a building with Tetris blocks in the windows and instantly knew that was the one. I started the next day in class and couldn't find the vanishing point for the building, Mr. Sands was walking around the class giving silent critics and came over to my table sat down and showed me how to find the vanishing point. Past then it was pretty much smooth sailing, up to when I was drawing the windows for the building. I realized that I used too small of paper and drew my lines too dark. There wasn't enough room for the eraser to fit so when erasing I would have to basically redraw a whole section. I figured out the best way to do it through trial and error and finished by the deadline.
My original plan was to put a basket of candy in front of my house to see if anybody would take some. I soon realized that a cul-de-sack was not the optimal location for this experiment. So I moved the bowl on the street connected to my cul-de-sack. I then retrieved my trusty binoculars and took to my post in my parents room. I stared out the window hoping for my first test subject to walk by the bowl. As the first people walked by they completely ignored the bowl. It took about 5 people to walk by before anyone took anything. Funny thing the first couple was a father son duo. The child went in for the initial reach of the candy, but the father stopped him, like most fathers would do. The father let the child walk by the basket and slyly took a piece of the candy from the basket. That was the event that stuck most from this experiment.