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Flippers!

Published May 28, 2012 by ciarrasurvivingibart

I took the pictures of my art medias and I FORGOT TO UPLOAD IT TO WORDPRESS! Luckily I’m going home for lunch so I might have time to post some of them today. Does anyone remember my post on India Ink? That was my April Art Media. Then I made another, that was supposed to be my March art media. Now I’ve made two more art medias which should be my May and June. I don’t have to do a June. So I made an extra project while under the impression that I hadn’t done some sort of imaginary month. I’m not quite sure what I was thinking.

Anyways, enough of my ranting. Here’s some art!

Published May 23, 2012 by ciarrasurvivingibart

This is so cool!

Global Art Junkie

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira creates masterful (some say evolutionary) sculptural installations from scrap, pliable wood collected from construction sites in his native city of São Paulo. The huge structures combine the disciplines of painting, sculpture, and architecture, with broken pieces of plywood set in layers like brushstrokes. (Above: Tapumes, Rice Gallery, Houston, 4.7 x 13.4 x 2m. Photo: Nash Baker)

Untitled (Brushstroke), Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 11 x 3.5 x 1m

The artist constructed the piece on site, using a stapler to meticulously attach hundreds of thin strips of weathered, discarded wood to a hidden understructure. The wood, reminiscent of that once used to make light crates for fruits and vegetables, served as fencing at construction sites in Brazil. –Denver Post, on the Boulder exhibit (above)

Origin of the Third World, internal view, 2010, 29ª Bienal de São Paulo
, 4.9 x 45 x 5m

The installations…

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Acrylic Paint…

Published May 23, 2012 by ciarrasurvivingibart

Acrylic paint has never been my forte. It’s not that I can’t use it, it’s just that I’m not strong with it. The paint has always been a little bit intimidating to me to tell the truth. I know, paint? Intimidating? But I have a reputation for all my creations turning out well. Frankly, I’m pretty confident in my abilities… until a new medium comes in. So I was rather surprised by my choice in my May Art Media. This is a project we do every month in art class where we try out new media. It’s my last Art Media I’ll ever do in middle school, possibly ever. I wanted to end it with a bang. Normally an art media is set on a page in our art books, but I took a canvas and my mother’s brushes. I found a picture of an eye (I LOVE drawing eyes) and sketched it on the surface. Then I started painting. I used six colours, yellow, red, burnt umber, magenta, black and white. When I finished it yesterday it wasn’t perfect, I felt like it was rather amateur looking. But my brother did ask if he could pretend it was his, so I guess that’s a good sign.

I learned something from this Art Media. All my others turned out excellent because I played it safe. This one turned out amazing because I took a chance. I think that’s the point to tell you the truth. Try something new and don’t worry, because it will never be the masterpiece you wanted on your first try.

Anyhoo, I’ll post a picture of this and some of my other Art Medias, I just need to convince my sister that I won’t get paint on her camera.

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