Reflection Journal

Self portrait

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‭Yesterday we took some photograph with our group partners,teachers want us to find our own portrait style and communication with the props .‭ We used a series of things such as chairs,doors,stairs and our body language to explained the emphasis of ourselves portrait.

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In my opinion,I thought one of the problem was that the disadvantage of the rooms were lacked some materials to find our inspiration.I had to use certain subject repeatedly.
The things that I'm most confused about was that I'm not good at expressing the diversity of content in photos, because there were so many meanings involved.

ACTION PLAN

I hope to find some kind of specific problem within people and the social environment by finding the connection between objects and parts of our bodies.Maybe some people don't understand my work, and I think I need to integrate more interesting ideas from other students and also find more artists works for complete my professional knowledge in relevance of social pressure on people with aesthetic.

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Development of self portrait

I learned the feedback from my classmates that integration is its unique value and every item in the photos is meaningful.And there are countless connections. In my photograph,students gave me two different opinions, the fusion of life and thoughts inside.I explore the story from two different angles.For example, when people try to integrate into society, they may not adapted ,they may feel that they are different from others,just like the little brush and the big brush, they are completely different from other people. Maybe they have tried hard to integrate into this group, but it's really hard.
I put the picture in the different places ,when it was placed on the wall as a nail decoration, or as a paper towel, or sink, mouse pads,all of it let me feel not appropriate.Later, I found that it was best placed in a transparent cup, just like the protective paper in the cup,it also fits with my fusion theme meaning.
I think the most difficult question is how to use photographs to illustrate the separation of a part of the population from society. So I finished the last experiment with the daily necessities of life, the way people relieve stress and the repetitive changes in their minds.The idea I want to express is that no matter under any circumstances, the missing part will be continuously made up. Even if someone leaves there position, more people will replace them.

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6.27 briefing

The newspaper that I choose is Ken Currie ‘s painting.His work focuses on how the human body is affected by disease, aging and physical injury. so, I explore one of the increasing social 

phenomenon—depressive disorder.Not only adults, the number of adolescents with depression is also increasing. so I studied the changes in patients and the reasons for this social phenomenon.Start with the physical appearance and their emotions .At earliest stages, patients may gain more appetite and weight. Actually I choose the material which is easy to massage,clay.when I sprinkle it with dry powder,the texture appears like the fat faults,the clay on the scaffold and it seems like fat meat attached to skeleton. The color of the adipose tissue is usually pink color, I mix the plaster and cover all the surface of the clay.I think the most interesting part is the mixture of clay and plaster, and made into model, is the most difficult part of some of the reasons why depression, is its own problems or man-made factors, I also need to search for more.

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6.28

First I found some artist and researched and like, the artist teachers said to us and research.Artist Damian Ortega that I research was fascinated by the system and by the analyzes of the relationships.I choose 3D works to explain this part of what is the patient’s pain. people take care of their appearance when they become fat and anxiety.It seems like constantly denying their-self.When they're confuse their life and she asked somebody to get help,lots of people can't understand or this is not a disease just kind of pressure, so patience will used suffocating mask to surround their soul.

I ask some questions for myself like and what materials that I want to use like good, or something kind of it, and I want to like try to make,a big part of wood?And I research some colors about the blue and gray because in english means sadness, and, the depression emotion.the wood shape was very interesting, After I finished outline starting,I painting thick color on it.Trusting things that in my works about dark blue and black means patients desperate and when the night was coming they were sadness. However most patients look normal during the day.I used light blue and white show the raised part.I was satisfied with the use of color and shape. I hopefully the next four and five projects will do better.

6.30

I added some information in artists works.And thinking about the mood of depressed people is transitory, so I want to keep their pain, helplessness and desperate for a moment through stop-motion works.I'm thinking about how they react when this group is not valued anymore, to hurt themselves or to hurt others.I want to develop my works become more intuitive and representative,also ask myself and research some information about people broke their body or suicide. Today I will print a piece of dying life.And test whether the two clipped templates could be printed together on the same piece of paper.

Photoshop project

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Photoshop project

Today I use photoshop to put my works on the background of the gallery.I think the most interesting part is that my work seems to be actually hanging on the exhibition, not posted on it.The minor drawback I didn't use it skillfully. For example, some of the colors on the edge of the image are not well.My teacher suggested that I do more research, which is similar to going to art exhibitions frequently.I can refer to their works for more inspiration.

CO CREATE

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CO CREATE

Today, our new project is to put together ten things we bring with us, and take pictures and draw pictures in various ways. The successful idea is to use different angles to conceive an idea such as a baroque funeral or a sacrificial ceremony.I want to use necklaces, masks or some kind of installation art to express this idea.

CO CREATE 3 7.13

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CO CREATE 3 7.13

Today we made a deck chair, composed of two pieces of wood and barbed wire, I think the shape of the board and overlapping relationship is very perfect, the radian of wavy ups and downs of barbed wire I love it too.

CO CREATE 7.17

The concept is about our harsh mental and physical torture of soul in a capitalist society, it is on the bottom of the middle class struggles in personal, they due to the housing crisis of notorious anew so close to the poverty, it is by the financial institutions of corruption and low economic growth. Because of this struggle and constant state of being, he became numb to reality, unaware of his daily activities, existence and actions. He was blinded by the potential, he had no vision of the future and his needs, he drank, he slept, he walked, he didn't even realize it. The concept also addresses mental disorders, but it focuses on the causes behind them rather than the real ones.

 

In the process of the whole show, keep to choose the items in the device is to convey the symbolism, such as two deconstruction of hoodies the ceiling of the attached items, and no bed comfortable based plaster abstract. Hoodie is a kind of social status, the choice of the lower middle class people like to wear in public common hoodie, so I put it solutions constitute a kind of hidden in its visual form. Bed is the symbol of family crisis, it is the sign of daily life uncomfortable, do not pay attention to daily activities. A bottle of milk and water is the symbol of cheap nutrition, represents the streets pollution and numbness of the activities, we often drink milk and water, and we didn't even realize that we are numb to it, like performance of the people. Garbage is similar to poverty and homelessness

CELEBRATING ARCHWAY

The name of my local site is Holloway Bus Garage.I went to there and took some photos outside,because we couldn’t go inside. I record by photography and drew some quickly pictures of this garage.

First interesting things that I found was ‘a sense of relative harmony between ancient and new age’.when I saw the garage,it looks very ancient and obsolete,however the buses were brand-new,colorful and clean. Also there were lots of billboards on the buses,it seems like the decorations of buses. I think it’s contract color of this station. The old pillars and roof give us the sedate feelings but the buses were really fashion.

The second point we knew that the buses were huge, but from a distance they looked like a row of children's toy cars.

The third point I got was the ‘regular’ .The signs on the walls and on the ground were regular, including their bus route maps.then I thought about the London buses road lines,I found the routes from google maps,the amazing discovery was the routes crisscrossed,it looked like the blood vessel and connected different parts of British body.

Even they had their own steady doing,but they travel to various places.

The last main point was represented the unique of British culture with memories that cannot be forgotten. I found some funny things about the stories of buses.

A bus name called RM6 in 2002,route master was painted in a gold livery to celebrate the Queen ‘s Golden Jubilee.  It looks like a huge double layer cake.Another one called RML

2360,nowadays is transform to the exhibits in London Transport Museum.They are quit special for the buses stories.

CELEBRATE IMPROVEMENT

I wanted to start with what the bus looked like and what it meant.

First interesting things that I found was ‘a sense of relative harmony between ancient and new age’.when I saw the garage,it looks very ancient and obsolete,however the buses were brand-new,colorful and clean. Also there were lots of billboards on the buses,it seems like the decorations of buses. I think it’s contract color of this station. The old pillars and roof give us the sedate feelings but the buses were really fashion.

The second point we knew that the buses were huge, but from a distance they looked like a row of children's toy cars.

The third point I got was the ‘regular’ .The signs on the walls and on the ground were regular, including their bus route maps.then I thought about the London buses road lines,I found the routes from google maps,the amazing discovery was the routes crisscrossed,it looked like the blood vessel and connected different parts of British body.

Even they had their own steady doing,but they travel to various places.

The last main point was represented the unique of British culture with memories that cannot be forgotten. I found some funny things about the stories of buses.

Then I found two artists and discovered common ground between their work and mine.

Marcel Drama’s work is characterized by a visual language that can be immediately recognized and is based on a variety of literature and artistic influences, including darda and marcel duchamp. He is known for his rich painting style and unique pastel colors, he has expanded his creative range to include sculpture, painting, film and 3d movies. Roni Horn,she said, in theory, in the United States also has a lot of where she was born like Iceland islands, they mostly affected by the impact of one sort or another, people change as time goes by, it will lose the essence of an island. Iceland, on the other hand, has been the same from the beginning to the present, unaltered and pure. Tens of thousands of years of constant experience.

She focused on the elements of water, and I focused on the handlebars of the bus. Buses always have a handle and passengers would touch it to varying degrees.I consider the armrest of the material is heated to melt, the water is also heated to melt, and they have the same point is encounter cold coagulation, so I want to use the material is plaster bandage, hard cardboard and duct tape, when it is frozen also can become so hard.

CELEBRATE MODEL PROCESS 2

This time I choose the material is glue guns, I bought the glue sticks and try to make the glue armrest .First of all, I heat them, and then drew out the handle of the template and the shape of the initial, finally I melt glue according to edge shape and  fill it.

I sprinkle the red organic powder into the glue and cover the sticks with a thick layer of glue sticks.The lower part of the handrail is flexible and has finger placement when finished this part.I think red is the most representative color of British buses,so I use red inside my works.

I use a whole solid glue stick to make the top half of the connection, which is fixed with melted glue.I'll put it on a bus and take pictures.

CELEBRATE MODEL PROCESS 3

The first part that I improve is I find one of feature in London that is never change the environment and appearance of old buildings in order to build a new one.Even if there is a renovation, it will not change its original appearance.

Why should I use this material glue stick instead of the others?First of all, it is one of the few materials associated with changing appearance without changing the nature,it can represent a kind of same properties of the word ‘indispensable’.The dripping lines above are designed to make it look like a bus route.The most important thing is that the texture look like the winding routes that buses used to travel.

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7.3 Briefing experiment 5

I find a artist name’s Angela de lacruz.Her work, treating paintings as a three-dimensional object rather than a two-dimensional representation, follows a tradition that includes the spatialism of Lucio Fontana in the 1940s.She gave me an inspiration about how can an object be seen from a distance as a 2d flat image that can be touched as you approach it.The mood of depressed people is transitory, so I want to keep their pain, helplessness and desperate for a moment through stop-motion works.After twisted the sheet of iron and made a crease pattern, reflecting different light in the light, and the hard shell protected the soft radian inside.

I think the most successful part is the reflection of light and the change of color, which gives me a great surprise.Maybe too simple is also a small problem, because I find many people use complex materials to express their works,I'll make it up next time.It is similar to changing the color of the work itself and covering some more materials, such as the appearance of binding on it with iron wire.

Drawing7.4

I think they want to show some of their feelings or thoughts by painting.Maybe they like to paint, or they think there is a special emotion in painting.They might not just be using a brush to paint their work but they might be using a variety of other materials or their own hands to make their work.I think most of the painter may different from ordinary people.they want others to find that they have some ideas and thinking through his words, and they hope to show more important things.So what are their goals?For example, they may want people to pay attention to social or political problems through their works, or they may appeal to people to pay attention to environmental problems and various social phenomena.

 

First of all, I like painting very much. Second, I think my attention is very focused when I draw pictures. Third, I think I can put some of my feelings into my painting.I usually paint when I'm in a very stable mood or thinking something.I like to use some of model and put them on the paper also use a brush to draw the outline and shape of them, to create a kind of 2D and 3D cross texture.The advantage of my painting is that its overall three-dimensional sense is strong and interesting. But I think my weakness is that the details are not perfect enough.

I think a good work is complete. This is the first important part. The second point is that it contains of all the authors inner thoughts and emotions inside, and give you a feeling that you are into the works.the most important thing is that soul's works and not dull.

Drawing7.5

We learn to create works in more than ten different ways. My favorite way is negative space and use different materials to make works,I think jumping and painting with eyes closed is also a new innovative approach. My favorite part is making my work with my eyes closed. Because it's like a surprise. When you open your eyes, you will find that what you draw is different from what you think, but there is also an unusual beauty.And I found it very hard to control the area when you're painting while you're jumping. But the mood is good when you paint it as you wish.I think the disadvantage part is that it's dirty to use a black crayon to do the work, and I don't really like the mess. So I decided to use different materials to complete my next work,such as watercolour ,colour pencil and canvas.I would like to use these satisfactory works to continue to develop my outcome.

CO CREATE 2 7.10

We want to do two projects, so that you can be from a different Angle to think about our work, we want to record a video to present it, will be covered in the head during video object and can sit object, you can choose to try to go in your feelings also can visit, I will do the shape of the seat and materials, placed the material also need to improve on head

CO CREATE 7.16

Today we finished our task, took the three angles of the video, the video has a good consistency and model appear desperate and helpless in place, a strong visual impact.I think we need some sounds to illustrate this series more vividly,It could be a cry of despair, a cry of sadness, or an argument inside.

PECHAKUCHA

Today we finished pecha kucha.I think the most impressive thing is real painters don't paint things as they are, based on clear and detailed analysis. Instead, they paint things as they feel them.What is the definition of the artist. No real accurate answer. But if interested in one thing stick to it and given meaning or the event itself has effect on the man. To make things itself to give the soul that is to find the value of existence.

UNIT 7 7.23

When people repeatedly and frequently appreciate something that they loved at the beginning and produced beauty, they will gradually develop a kind of boredom and boredom psychology. So let me simplify this a little bit:“People are tired of constantly appreciating the same things”.The teacher suggested that I go to see Cindy Sherman's work, she will look into all sorts of modelling, and others, as a very serious social phenomenon in China, very many people cosmetic into the so-called popular beauty, the same face, eyes, nose, mouth, and it even became a common phenomenon, people have become no longer has its own characteristics, and there is no recognition.I see 1000 people every day, but in fact I don't see any of them.

UNIT 7 7.23

I find that when people appreciate certain faces or objects frequently for a long time or for a period of time, they feel different degrees of irritability and quite strong emotional changes, such as feeling unhappy and tired. I want to analyze my topic from the large number and the same face

UNIT 7 7.24

Fatigue is a rapid development mode, some items of fixed mode, they have a template, there is a fixed way, a lot of people will be to emulate them, when an item is only one, but when everyone to copy, will be very boring, including clothes, make-up and representative characteristic and face. Everyone like from the photocopier printed.