Thursday, May 4, 2017


My artist was Jack Whitten, who was a abstract artist. He had many different art styles, from painting with or without color, slabs, mosaics and more. The two pieces I wrote about was Martin Luther King Jr Garden and 9.11.01. One was a painting of colorful swirls from a brush while the other was a mosaic of five different pieces and had real unique texture. I wanted to combine these two different styles but I also wanted to change it. Still keeping Jack Whitten abstract views, I added realism as that is the style I preferred. Like the 9.11.01 piece I made it into different pieces but only two. The top being abstract and bottom being realism. Jack Whitten does his works usually on social issues around him like racial and terrorism. I wanted to do a topic he hasn’t really made a significant piece on; love. I started it with it being the gender doesn’t matter to it doesn’t matter of gender, race, age and etc. The painting hides the identity of the two lovers, without seeing the lovers there is no judgement. Nothing but love.

I really enjoyed this class, it was a nice break from my science and math. I was worried because it may have been too hard, but I liked how we didn’t need to be perfect. As long as it hit the concepts we needed it was fine. I really liked discussions of our pieces because it was interesting to see how others saw your piece.

Art Event: Luminous Connection

Going to the light show, one piece that was very interesting was the luminous connections. You had to look inside a small window of this hollow pole, and inside was vast amounts of silver and light. Having the aluminum strips lay out and string lights, helped reflect the lights more giving it a sheer glow. This piece was to show light emerging from the dark winter. This was a connecting concept since we were getting out of the winter season. It gives the reader a feeling of wow when you first lay your eyes on it since it is hidden inside a small window.