Friday, May 6, 2011

To WASH, I must bid adieu. If the gods of Art allow me.

I had some fun with you.
You have taught me so much.
I wish that I could've given you more.
I am glad that I did have my wake up call when I did though.
You have taught me things that will impact my life in so many ways.
The best creations in the world are ones that are alive
You have taught me this. Thank you
Since you are alive, I hope that what I have done may please you enough to give me right
 to pass on through into other higher learnings at SHSU.
If not, then I understand, and will take on your great art boot camp once again.
All I ask is that you see how much I have grown, and have mercy on me, and allow me to pass through because you have seen that I have learned everything you have wanted to teach me.
For you have my destiny by the chomp- chomps, and I wish for you not to tear them off
Peace and love,
Steven Donovan TrickLarson Weckter

Big Idea Critique

I thought that I succeeded.
Only time will tell.
My piece was meant to not only say sorry for what I have done, but to say thank you for everyone helping me out in my WASH built " Wax on, Wax off " moment with art.
I name the piece, Study: The WASH Man
this of course plays off of DaVinci's Vitruvian  Man drawing.
He of course named it after the arcietict that he used as a model.
WASH was my arcietict, me being the model. So I named it accordingly.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Lecture survey for 4/15

What is your favorite color? red


 How important is the appearance or design of the following products in your decision to purchase the product?

new car:           somewhat
underwear:       somewhat 
tv set:            somewhat    
winter coat:       very    

What is your 2nd favorite color? green


"When you select pictures, photographs, or other pieces of art for your home, do you find you lean more toward modern or more toward traditional styles?"
More traditional


"If you had to choose from the following list, which type of art would you say you prefer?"


Which of the following statements applies to you more?

"When choosing pictures, photographs, or other art for my home, I focus on whether or not I like the piece"

Would you say you prefer older objects or newer objects to collect or decorate you home?

Both about equally

"Would you say that you prefer seing paintings of wild animals, like lions, giraffes, or deer, or that you prefer seeing paintings of domestic animals, like dogs, cats or other pets?"

wild animals

"In general, would you rather see paintings of outdoor scenes or would you rather see paintings of indoor scenes?"


Which of the following outdoor scenes appeals to you the most?
Paintings of: I can’t really choose. I like all of these  lol

"lakes, rivers, & oceans"
fields & rural scenes
houses & buildings

Which season would you most like to see depicted in a painting?


Which of the following types of indoor scenes appeals to you most?
still life paintings of/domestic scenes with;

Do you tend to prefer paintings that are related to religion or those that are not related to religion?
Doesn’t matter
Both are really powerful

Which of the following statements is closest to your view?

"Paintings should ideally serve some higher goal, such as challenging their viewers to think about art or life in a different way than they normally do."

Which of the following statements is closest to your view?

"I prefer paintings that are realistic-looking: the more they resemble a photograph, the better"

"Do you prefer paintings that exaggerate the dimensions or reality of objects we already know, or ones that feature imaginary objects which have no connection to everyday life?"
 Both are needed. I love surrealism, but if you have to much personal metaphor, you lose the audience connection

"Do you prefer seeing bold, stark designs or more playful, whimsical designs?"
Bold stark

Do you tend to favor paintings with sharp angles or ones with soft curves?

"Which patterns do you like better: geometric patterns or more random uneven patterns?" random

"Do you like to see expressive brush-strokes on the canvas, or do you prefer that the surface of the canvas be smooth, more like a photograph?" smoother than expressive.

Do you like to see colors blend into each other or do you like it when different colors are kept apart? blend

"Every color has a wide range of shades. Take the color blue, for example. An artist can use a bright, vibrant shade of blue, like a royal blue, a pale, muted shade of blue, like light blue, or a darker tone of blue, like dark or midnight blue. In general, which would you say that you prefer? when the artist uses more vibrant shades, paler shades, or darker shades of color?"

"In general, do you enjoy paintings that have a more serious or a more festive mood?"both

"And how about the painting itself - do you like it to be busy and contain lots of people or objects, or do you like it to be as simple as possible?"

 If it is used in a meaningful way,then both
How about the size of paintings: do you prefer larger paintings or smaller paintings?


dishwasher size
full-size refridgerator
full wall
"19"" television"
a magazine
paperback book

"Some paintings are of famous historical figures and others are of more ordinary people. Do you generally prefer paintings of famous people, or ones of more ordinary paintings."

"If you prefer famous people, do you prefer figures from a long time ago, like Lincoln or Jesus, or more recent figures, like John F. Kennedy or Elvis Presley?"
They are all really important to my works

"Do you prefer paintings which are predominantly of children, of women, or of men, or doesn't it matter?"
Doesn’t matter

"Thinking back to the paintings of people that you have like in the past, for the most part were the figure working, at leisure, or were they posed portraits?" figure working
"Which do you think you like better, a painting of one person or of a group of people?"group

"And from what you've seen, would you say that you prefer paintings in which the person or people are nude, partially clothed or fully clothed?" partially clothed

If you were given the choice of a gift - a sum of money or a piece of art that you genuinely like and which was of equal value to the money, which would you choose?

 Which one of the following would be most important to you in deciding how much money you would spend on a painting?

the degree to which you like the painting

What is the most amount of money you would consider spending on a piece of art you really like?

"For each of the following names, indicate if your impressions of that artist's work are very favorable, favorable, or very unfavorable. Some of these artists are not very well known, so if you have never heard of someone, or don't know enough about their work to have an opinion, just say so."

Pablo Picasso-very favorable
Norman Rockwell- favorable
Jackson Pollock-very unfavorable
Salvador Dali- very favorable
Leroy Neiman- don’t know
Claude Monet- very favorable
Rembrandt- very favorable
Andy Warhol- very unfavorable
Georgia O'Keefe- favorable

"If you could pick one type of person you'd most enjoy having dinner with, would you choose an artist, a television or movie actor, an author, or a sports star?"

"How often, on average, would you say that you go to art museums - more than two times a year, one or two times a year, less than once a year, or not at all?
Once a year
The following are some reasons people have given in the past as to why they do not go to art museums more often. For each reason, please tell whether it is a major reason why you do not go to musuems more often, a minor reason, or not a reason at all:

1. there is not an art museum in my area:    minor 
2. I do not have enough spare time: major 
3. I don't feel comfortable in art museums because I don't know alot about art:   not a reason
4. the cost of admission is too expensive:    not a reason
5. I simply don't enjoy looking at art:    not a reason

Would you favor or oppose spending more money in federal taxes than we do on the arts?
We should try to balance them more.

Some works of art are displayed in public places. Do you think that average citizens should or should not have a say in determining which works of art are appropriate to be displayed in public?
Should have a small say

 "When it comes to most political issues, do you think of yourself as a liberal, a conservative, or a moderate? If moderate, do you think of yourself as being closer to being liberal or being conservative?" moderate, with alittle more torwads liberal

Which of the following income categories includes your total family income in 1992 before taxes?

 What is your gender?

 1. Maybe; I can say that I don't think like most typical americans. But I have seen that I tend to think like most artists. I'm both creative, and technical, but like to be disorganized.
2.All these questions are really good, and will be needed to throw together a direct profile of the public.
I would try to make them more open ended though.
3.It could work, but if someone finds out, then the art world will loose its ethics entirely.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Color project grade proposal

I think my project deserved a B+ because not only did it meet the parameters, it extended them.
The frame and the piece were not separate entities, but one. The frame complimented the piece both structurally and color-wise, as well as the piece did with the frame.

The only down size of the set was that the pieces didn't come out as well as I would've hoped, which is why I can only ask for a B+.

Monday, April 18, 2011

7th big idea proposal

I'm going to do a sculpture piece over wrath vs patience.
the two will be fighting in they're own special way.
it ought to be epic. 

6th big idea proposal

I'm going to do a water color piece over sloth vs diligence.
it will depict the two ideas surrealistically.  

5th big idea proposal

i'm going to do a torn paper piece depicting gluttony and moderation.
it'll be legit