Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Light Artist: James Turrell

*what is light? the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible; a source of illumination.
I personally define light into two categories; natural light and artificial light.  They are both quite different and produce very different affects.  

The light artist that I have selected is James Turrell. The quality of his work that is most special to me is the fact that he uses light and space so well.  It is a common occurrence in most of his pieces of work that the set up is a very dark space with a color being emphasized.  This color is creating various shapes through the use of pure light making it the primary focus in each of his photographs.
The artist I feel he compares the most to is Dan Flavin.  I think the photographs in which they take and their style of photography is very similar.  They both use a highly vibrant color and make white lighting within that color the dominant feature.  When I look at both of their work together it is hard for me to distinguish between the two of them.  The only thing they do not have in common that I noticed was that in some of Dan Flavin's photographs he uses a wide variety of colors and not just one.  This is different from James Turrell because he primarily sticks to one color in the majority of his photographs.  

The Light Inside 

Raethro Pink


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Object A&B Pictorials

Plan Oblique
I think I need to work on making my line quality consistent and make the circles look more accurate.
I did the overall layout of the objects well.

The main problem I had with this drawing was drawing the circles correctly.  I think I did a good job with the overall line quality.

Elevation Oblique
I think I need to work on making my lines more straight and precise.  I did a good job with the circles on this one.

Selected Object: Wooden Letter Pictorials

I feel like I have good lines and they are all measured correctly.  I think I could improve on make the erased lines not visible at all.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Place For Twigs

This is my final change to the project.  I placed the twigs in a very particular place where they gather centrally.  I also decided to confine them into a much smaller and close together place, this helps to make the main focus on the twigs.