Urban Artifacts: Phase #4

Project # 1: Urban Artifacts was a fun experience for me. I’ve enjoyed every second of it, even though once in a while it was a little confusing. I liked this project because it helped me grow and learn things I didn’t know about art. For example, I¬†learned what the words ambiguous, stable, figure, ground, unity and economy meant and how they are used in art. I believe that everything I¬†learned so far in this project will help with the next project. If I can change anything about this project I would make the sketching process a little longer, that way I can brainstorm better ways to use the three artifacts I found so it can make the final work even better. Overall, everything about this project was ¬†fun and a new experience.

 

Urban Artifacts: Phase 4

Doing this Urban Artifact project, it was something new. I didn’t know what stable or ambiguous was. From this project, I learned about what ambiguous figures and stable figures were and how I can make these two figures using the objects we found outside on the streets.¬†What I could have done better in this project was spending more time in sketching the stable figures. I¬†kind of had a hard time with the stable figure¬†and¬†figuring out if the sketches looked like they were stable. But from critiquing,¬†I got a lot of helpful feedback on my project¬†on¬†how I can make it better. From what I learned about ambiguous and stable figures, I would be able to use those techniques and ideas in the next project we have.

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Urban Artifact: Phase 4

From this project, I have learned two different figure, stable and ambiguous figure-grand. My favorite part of this project is using the exacto knife to cut off the shape I want, although my desk was scratched, but its still a very nice experience. From the beginning to the end of the project, I have changed many details on my creations from phase to phase, I thought I could make them better. Indeed, I did make them better but I lost the concept of the words. I thought if I make the image simple enough and clear, it will be a stable figure, but stable figure¬†have an imbalance of figure and ground (70/30), wherein the ground ‚Äúsupports‚ÄĚ or surrounds the figure. This is what I have done wrong. And I hope in the next project I can clearly understand and memorize this little details.

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Urban Artifacts Phase #4

 

 

At the beginning of this project I was unsure of what to expect. I thought to myself why would we be picking up objects from the streets? what can we possibly do with this stuff? I ended up learning a lot of stuff. The meaning of ambiguous and stable. I already had an idea of negative and positive space but i leaned more in depth the importance of both. I also learned that I was really bad at creating ambiguous drawings. What I could have done better was creating my sketches with a lot more thought than just placing them on a paper. and tracing them. In my next project I want to do everything with a meaning and a lot more of my own touch to it. With the critiques I never really applied them to my work because I thought thought it would be too late to make them such as making the boarder darker or even going back to my sketches and making them less symmetrical.

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Urban Artifacts: Phase 4

Overall, the “Urban Artifacts” project was a very creative¬†and interesting experience overall. It was certainly different than anything i’ve ever done before, and it was a productive learning process as well. However, If i could’ve done something different, I would’ve spent more time on the drafting and sketching, as I could’ve probably came up with a more creative and interesting final product. I do feel that my ideas were clearly expressed in my product, but not in the best way possible. I also would’ve liked to experiment more with the objects collected, as the ones I chose finally were a little more challenging to work with, in terms of expressing emotion through the final piece. However, I can still say I now have a full understanding of the terms we learned through the process. I know the difference between ambiguous and stable, what they mean and represent, and how things like economy and unity can alter and reinforce the ideas and meanings behind pieces that use these kinds of elements. I took into thought the feedback i got from my peers, and I believe I could use more practice in using these elements in my work, as I need to reinforce what my work is trying to express, and what ideas I integrate into them. Below is my final work.

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Urban Artifacts: Phase 4

For this project, I learned the difference between a stable and an ambiguous figure-ground and also the interest by using garbage to create an art work. At the beginning I didn’t have any thoughts for these figure-grounds, so when I was creating a stable figure-ground I just picked up any item and tracing it on the middle area of the figure-ground without any thoughts of the composition. Because of it, one of my ambiguous figure-ground was messed, the composition was uncoordinated, if I have a second chance to redo it I believe I could fix it into a better looking. This project gives me a good experience for the figure-ground relationships and compositions. I could use this technique to create stable and ambiguous shapes for the book homework.

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Urban Artifact: Phase 4

In this project, I learned the figure-ground relationship. At first, we picked up 3 artifacts on the street and arranged them on a piece of white paper to create a figure-ground relationship. I learned that art could be everywhere around the world. Then we sketched 6 obvious and 6 ambiguous figure-ground compositions. Everybody created a different work. They all had their own idea and style, so all the works were special. For ambiguous , I made lots of mistake. Most of  my peers said that all my ambiguous seems like stable. And I learned that I should put more objects to the ground to make them ambiguous. And in final part, we learned how to use the exacto knife. I think it was cool to use the knife. And I really like to do the cut out. I think what I could have done better is planning. Every time after I finished my work, I always felt like I should move this objects to there or maybe I should remove this objects. So for next project, I think I need to think more and make a satisfied plan in mind before I do the work.

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Urban Artifact: Phase 4

From this project, not only did I learned what figure-ground relationship was but I saw different ways on how to execute this relationship through the work of my peers. Being able to create a figure-ground relationship from artifacts you found on street really shows that art is everywhere. ¬†Even though everybody had to create obvious pieces and ambiguous pieces, there was none that was identical to another person. Everyone had their own unique style and different concepts of their art. What I could’ve done better was time management. Before doing the actual sketches, I had to make sure the borders were in the right measurements and nothing can be miscalculated. I took a very long time on that part including my sketches but it’s something I will work on to get better at. Not only was I ecstatic of my final work but through the critique people mentioned that my progression from my previous sketches to my final work was successful. I felt proud that I’d decided to take the chance to refine my work and add in new additions to it. Seeing from where I started to where I finished shows the improvements I’ve made and that if I put dedication into my work there’s a rewarding payoff.

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Urban Artifacts: Phase 4

From this project, I learned and understand the figure-ground relationships. To be honest, starting the project was pretty simple and easy. However, I did not realize until after going though the inking part of the design was the hardest part of the project. When I was inking the project, my mind was full with regrets about picking every artifacts. Especially inking the bobby-pin was a challenge for me. I also thought about the same thing when cutting the black paper with the Xacto knife, and gluing things together. However, above all I believe that I done a good job. I am really proud of my self and surprised when Professor Spevack complemented on my designs and great critiques from my peers in class. I was more surprised when no one said anything on how I should improve. However, when professor said that one of the design was not so great in figure-ground design. I was actually happy to hear negative comments on my design, because I can actually improve my self.

Final Design
Final Design
All of my other design
All of my other design

Project 1: Phase 3: Develop and Phase:4 Deliver

 

Project 1 was very interesting. I really enjoyed this project. I realized the beauty in things. There are arts all around us. In this project I have learn the difference between ambious and stable. I believe that it will help me do much better things for the next project. I made a lot of mistakes on my sketches. I didn’t understood the difference between stable and ambious therefore most of my sketches turned out to be stable. But as the project went from one step to another I had a better understanding and therefore my project improved along the way.IMG_3615IMG_3614