Monday, November 18, 2013


In our art class we were asked to bring in 2 blue things for our class collection. I think our collection says a lot about this time period. This is all stuff we use in our everyday lives. There are book marks, phone cases, perfume, gum, and all sorts of other things. I think that this collection doesn't reflect my personal interests but i think that these kinds of collection take things from regular life that you begin to not notice or things you see regularly and those are the symbols of our time period. We were inspired  by Portia Munson her color collections are fun and eyecatching.

I collect..

I collect lots of things like ;clothes, jewelery, nail polishes, magazines, pictures of little things that make me smile, calenders, funky pillows, and handbags. I wouldn't really call my collections artwork, they're just things that I like. My collection shows that I think little things can change a whole ora of a space or your physical appearance, I collect a lot of conversation starters. There are a lot of artist that use collecting to make art, i feel that all of my things have a special place and order. I think its interesting to see how other people like to see the world and how they catagorize things. One of the most famous collection artists is Portia Munson. I think her collections are interesting a eye catching because you really see all different values of color and its a different experience from every angel and distance.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Candy jar drawing

For our second drawing if the year we did a candy jar drawing with color pencils. The color pencils are softer and easier to shade with also it's easier to convey what you are drawing. I have just finnally finished my drawing and I am pretty happy with it. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

bicycle drawing

Over the past couple of weeks we have done a couple of drawings. We have completed our bike drawings. I have learned a lot about myself from this drawing project. I learned that when it comes to drawing I am a perfectionist. I also learned that I put too much force into my pencil, so making good lives and circles if hard. Finnaly I learned about spacing. In a bike especially, every part has a place and purpose, so spacing is very important. Personally I'm more of an abrtact or collage artist but i did enjoy this project.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I'm Back :)

After a long summer, I am finally back in art class. I'm looking forward to all of this years pending projects. The projects I'm looking forward to the most are the ceramics unit, we are also doing an ongoing time capsule which we will be unveiling in June and also the final product of my Coptic sketch book. I hope the best for this year and I hope most of all to have a lot of fun.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Through the year, I have explored new mediums. Taking paper and doing things I have never thought of, working metal, and clay. I am truly grateful . Next year I hope to expand on my new found skills and try new projects. My favorite project was The Next President collage, it not only made me think about my perspective but also made me put it down on paper without using words. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Man made of Paint

The man of paint

Alone in his painted cottage

On his small piece of home

He walks along the chaos, glides unscathed.

His creation was unintended.

He wanted more

Unwinding staircases, dragging down painted streets, and along painted hallways

Looking for someone, anyone else

Alone and lost, a ball of light appears

Lighting his way to what looked like a never ending rode of color

Still dragging along the light gave him hope

Still dragging… wandering hopelessly

The man of paint stopped and wandered what he was really looking for, he had a home,

And was there even a chance of a new life amoung the ruble

he realized he belonged in his tamed mess where he was created to be

Monday, January 28, 2013

Cut-Paper Lantern

For Mrs.Kiik's art class I had to create a lantern based on a season, incorparating the cut-paper technique or using exacto-knives to extract shapes out of paper making a design or image. I chose winter, in the class there was an abundance of tree inspired lanterns, and with my need to stick out I decided to dye mine blue.

Empty Bowls

Thousands of children across America suffer from hunger insecurity; they don’t know where their next meal is coming from. In Mrs. Kiik’s art class we decided to do something about it. We are holding the 4th annual Empty Bowls Dinner. Empty Bowls is a program/ fundraiser where the dedicated students of Mrs.Kiik’s art class sculpt and glaze unique bowls, then we hold a dinner, the bowls are sold to raise money for the children suffering from hunger insecurity. Mrs.Kiik with the help of her students have raised thousands of dollars for the cause. I have made about 5-6 bowls and I'm really looking foward to the Empty Bowls Dinner. For more information


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Artist Rsearch Jackson Pollock


Jackson Pollock's name is associated with the introduction of the complete abstract styles of painting which avoids any points of emphasis or identifiable parts within the whole canvas and therefore abandons the traditional idea of composition in terms of relations among parts. The design of his painting had no relation to the shape or size of the canvas in the finished work the canvas was sometimes docked or trimmed to suit the image. All these characteristics were important for the new American painting which matured in the late 1940s and early 1950s. I personally chose Pollock because I feel he really inspired so many great abstract artists and I wanted to get to know his inspirations. In many aspects Pollock was unconventional, Pollock’s father, Le Roy McCoy, acquired the surname “Pollock” when his neighbors, the Pollocks, adopted him after his own parents had passed away within a year of each other. He grew up in a time where you went to war then came home and settled down. In 1941, Pollock was declared unfit for military service, and he had never graduated high school. In his Los Angeles high school and Pollock was considered a troublemaker. He wore long hair, unconventional clothing, and was expelled several times for clashing with authorities. In a letter to his older brother, Charles, Pollock wrote, “This so called happy part of one’s life youth to me is a bit of damnable hell.” Friends and family described the young Pollock as childish, troubled, insecure, restive, and driven. In the beginning of his career he was confused and lost, before becoming a painter, Pollock was primarily interested in sculpture. In 1930, Pollock decided to drop his birth name. He studied in 1929 at the Art Students' League, New York, under the Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton. During the 1930s, Pollock occasionally stole food and gasoline because of his dire financial situation. He worked in the manner of the Regionalists, being influenced also by the Mexican muralist painters Jose Clemente Orozco, Rivera, and Siqueiros and by certain aspects of Surrealism. , “Paul.”When he began his career while living on Long Island, Pollock converted his barn into a studio. Since the barn had no electric lights, Pollock worked strictly by sunlight. The first of Pollock’s paintings to be acquired by a museum was The She-Wolf, bought by MoMA for $650 on May 2, 1944. Pollock said of the painting: “She-Wolf came into existence because I had to paint it. Any attempt on my part to say something about it, to attempt explanation on the inexplicable, could only destroy it.” One of my favorite of Pollock's is Simmering Substance (1946) which is now hanging in the Museum of Modern Art, New York. According to his wife, Lee Krasner, Pollock began titling his later works with numbers because “numbers are neutral. They force people to look at the picture for what it is — pure painting.” Pollock’s problems with alcohol began one summer when he was conducting topographic surveys of the Grand Canyon. He was 15 years old. On July 21, 1937, Pollock was arrested for drunkenness and breach of the peace. Plagued by alcoholism, Pollock’s life ended at the age of 44 when he crashed his car into a tree just one mile away from his home. He had been drinking that night, and it would prove to be his last. Jackson Pollock was a legend and some consider him the best artist of the 20th Century. He inspired many great artists When Pollock used to drink at New York City’s Cedar Tavern, young artists would frequently try to touch him for good luck.

Simmering Substance (1946)
                  The She-Wolf