thouhastablog:

Working on my Piero Manzoni inspired work for The Art Assignment. It isn’t dry yet and judging by the amount of water and gesso that I used it won’t be dry for a good while. This was fun and actually really useful for inspiration for what it is I normally try to make. I used old christmas wrapping paper and it added a bit of a pop culture aspect that I really like. The third photo is of an actual Manzoni. I will post again once things have dried and are officially finished. It’s really hard to get a good picture when there is so much wet matter glistening off the surface of the work. I was going for an oceany feel with the creases as waves.
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thouhastablog:

Working on my Piero Manzoni inspired work for The Art Assignment. It isn’t dry yet and judging by the amount of water and gesso that I used it won’t be dry for a good while. This was fun and actually really useful for inspiration for what it is I normally try to make. I used old christmas wrapping paper and it added a bit of a pop culture aspect that I really like. The third photo is of an actual Manzoni. I will post again once things have dried and are officially finished. It’s really hard to get a good picture when there is so much wet matter glistening off the surface of the work. I was going for an oceany feel with the creases as waves.
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thouhastablog:

Working on my Piero Manzoni inspired work for The Art Assignment. It isn’t dry yet and judging by the amount of water and gesso that I used it won’t be dry for a good while. This was fun and actually really useful for inspiration for what it is I normally try to make. I used old christmas wrapping paper and it added a bit of a pop culture aspect that I really like. The third photo is of an actual Manzoni. I will post again once things have dried and are officially finished. It’s really hard to get a good picture when there is so much wet matter glistening off the surface of the work. I was going for an oceany feel with the creases as waves.
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thouhastablog:

Working on my Piero Manzoni inspired work for The Art Assignment. It isn’t dry yet and judging by the amount of water and gesso that I used it won’t be dry for a good while. This was fun and actually really useful for inspiration for what it is I normally try to make. I used old christmas wrapping paper and it added a bit of a pop culture aspect that I really like. The third photo is of an actual Manzoni. I will post again once things have dried and are officially finished. It’s really hard to get a good picture when there is so much wet matter glistening off the surface of the work. I was going for an oceany feel with the creases as waves.

Bang on a Can concert feat Xina Hawkins, accompanied by Teresita Fernandez (that’s the art) @massmoca

Bang on a Can concert feat Xina Hawkins, accompanied by Teresita Fernandez (that’s the art) @massmoca

Photographer becomes the photographed, with @tanjahollander #theartassignment

Photographer becomes the photographed, with @tanjahollander #theartassignment

Back at @massmoca. Such a photogenic museum. #theartassignment

Back at @massmoca. Such a photogenic museum. #theartassignment

Filming day 2 begins! Following @tanjahollander… #theartassignment

Filming day 2 begins! Following @tanjahollander… #theartassignment

Amazed watching Mark Stewart make music with conduit found on the floor #theartassignment #bangonacan

Amazed watching Mark Stewart make music with conduit found on the floor #theartassignment #bangonacan

the-hole-in-the-world:

My second crack at the Art Assignment is a piece of crochet for the recent assignment #11: Under the Influence.
I’m not much of a painter so I decided (after finally finding my crochet hooks having moved house earlier this month) to take my inspiration from the colours used as well as the image itself rather than from the materials used.
The painting is San Giorgio Maggiore by Claude Monet, and it’s quite possibly my favorite piece of art at the Welsh National Museum in Cardiff so upon receiving the new assignment I decided to put some odds and ends of yarn I already had (hence the introduction of a bit more green than Monet used) together and made something small that in some small way resembles the original.
It was really nice to just sit and crochet again as I haven’t done so in a while, the addition of chocolate, friends and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to keep me company also made the process that bit more enjoyable too.

Love the translation to a different medium.
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the-hole-in-the-world:

My second crack at the Art Assignment is a piece of crochet for the recent assignment #11: Under the Influence.
I’m not much of a painter so I decided (after finally finding my crochet hooks having moved house earlier this month) to take my inspiration from the colours used as well as the image itself rather than from the materials used.
The painting is San Giorgio Maggiore by Claude Monet, and it’s quite possibly my favorite piece of art at the Welsh National Museum in Cardiff so upon receiving the new assignment I decided to put some odds and ends of yarn I already had (hence the introduction of a bit more green than Monet used) together and made something small that in some small way resembles the original.
It was really nice to just sit and crochet again as I haven’t done so in a while, the addition of chocolate, friends and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to keep me company also made the process that bit more enjoyable too.

Love the translation to a different medium.
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the-hole-in-the-world:

My second crack at the Art Assignment is a piece of crochet for the recent assignment #11: Under the Influence.

I’m not much of a painter so I decided (after finally finding my crochet hooks having moved house earlier this month) to take my inspiration from the colours used as well as the image itself rather than from the materials used.

The painting is San Giorgio Maggiore by Claude Monet, and it’s quite possibly my favorite piece of art at the Welsh National Museum in Cardiff so upon receiving the new assignment I decided to put some odds and ends of yarn I already had (hence the introduction of a bit more green than Monet used) together and made something small that in some small way resembles the original.

It was really nice to just sit and crochet again as I haven’t done so in a while, the addition of chocolate, friends and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to keep me company also made the process that bit more enjoyable too.

Love the translation to a different medium.

And thus begins filming trip to Western Massachusetts. 12 hours later than expected, but I’ll take it. #theartassignment

And thus begins filming trip to Western Massachusetts. 12 hours later than expected, but I’ll take it. #theartassignment

zhegames:

Under The Influence
Over the course of several months and $300+ dollars, I made a T-Shirt that plays a fully functional game of pong.  Here’s a video of the thing in action. I didn’t make this for the art assignment per-say, but it applies so I’m sharing.
The very obvious inspiration comes from my love of old video games. For the hardware restrictions they had at the time they could do some amazing things. I did the same thing here. I ran the game off of an Arduino pro mega, which runs at 16MHz, which is less than a tenth of the power than in your smart phone. With that I have to work inside of a 14x15 pixel grid. It may not be easy to make art in that space, even though I could probably recreate a Rothko, but it’s fun to think of clever ways to overcome the challenges I face by restricting myself. It was a bit of a challenge to get “pong play” to appear legibly at the beginning of the game without having each letter bleed into the next, but when I got everything to work it felt simply amazing.
I got a lot of my inspiration to build this from Limor Fried, as well as the company Sparkfun. Certain electrical projects have a style to them, not just externally but internally as well. It wasn’t until now when I realized jsut how much of my style I had gotten from them and incorporated into my design. A big part of Adafruit (the company founded by Limor Fried) is wearable tech. I not only got some of the components and libraries from them, but seeing them create motivated me to do the same.
Speaking of mimicking the style of others, I documented the process so you can see what it was like building this. On top of that, I put the code up on GitHub for others. I know you guys aren’t programmers and couldn’t comment on my code (double meaning for people who can program, *wink* *wink*) but there really is an art to programming. A programmer can brute force his or her way through a problem or cleverly tip toe around it. They can name their variables whatever they want without changing the function of the code, and certain styles will become evident. Many put no nonsense descriptions in their Debug Log but many others will leave little jokes to tell them if something isn’t working correctly or short encouragements to tell them if it is. Not to mention some of the hilarity that can ensue between “/*” and “*/” or after “//” due to boredom. In the code I provide I even give one little reference to Star Wars.
While most of the time programming is given a happy personality or just left to be neutral there is no rule saying it has to be that way. It can occasionally take on a deeper or darker meaning, but really, as in most things, it’s up to the artist.

Video games may not have well known or single producers behind them, but still super influential. This is great!

zhegames:

Under The Influence

Over the course of several months and $300+ dollars, I made a T-Shirt that plays a fully functional game of pong.  Here’s a video of the thing in action. I didn’t make this for the art assignment per-say, but it applies so I’m sharing.

The very obvious inspiration comes from my love of old video games. For the hardware restrictions they had at the time they could do some amazing things. I did the same thing here. I ran the game off of an Arduino pro mega, which runs at 16MHz, which is less than a tenth of the power than in your smart phone. With that I have to work inside of a 14x15 pixel grid. It may not be easy to make art in that space, even though I could probably recreate a Rothko, but it’s fun to think of clever ways to overcome the challenges I face by restricting myself. It was a bit of a challenge to get “pong play” to appear legibly at the beginning of the game without having each letter bleed into the next, but when I got everything to work it felt simply amazing.

I got a lot of my inspiration to build this from Limor Fried, as well as the company Sparkfun. Certain electrical projects have a style to them, not just externally but internally as well. It wasn’t until now when I realized jsut how much of my style I had gotten from them and incorporated into my design. A big part of Adafruit (the company founded by Limor Fried) is wearable tech. I not only got some of the components and libraries from them, but seeing them create motivated me to do the same.

Speaking of mimicking the style of others, I documented the process so you can see what it was like building this. On top of that, I put the code up on GitHub for others. I know you guys aren’t programmers and couldn’t comment on my code (double meaning for people who can program, *wink* *wink*) but there really is an art to programming. A programmer can brute force his or her way through a problem or cleverly tip toe around it. They can name their variables whatever they want without changing the function of the code, and certain styles will become evident. Many put no nonsense descriptions in their Debug Log but many others will leave little jokes to tell them if something isn’t working correctly or short encouragements to tell them if it is. Not to mention some of the hilarity that can ensue between “/*” and “*/” or after “//” due to boredom. In the code I provide I even give one little reference to Star Wars.

While most of the time programming is given a happy personality or just left to be neutral there is no rule saying it has to be that way. It can occasionally take on a deeper or darker meaning, but really, as in most things, it’s up to the artist.

Video games may not have well known or single producers behind them, but still super influential. This is great!

theyreacloseknitgroup:

What How Where - Art Assignment 7"Blow bubbles in laundry room eyes closed"
Serendipitously, I found myself in an old replica wash house in a museum and had a bottle of bubble mixture. My mother distracted the attendant, while my father and a family friend quickly took these photos (with their eyes closed, of course!).I like how the two of them responded differently to the very low light, resulting in one set of photos which are light but blurred, due to a high shutter speed, and another which is crisp but dark.

Lovely. 
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theyreacloseknitgroup:

What How Where - Art Assignment 7"Blow bubbles in laundry room eyes closed"
Serendipitously, I found myself in an old replica wash house in a museum and had a bottle of bubble mixture. My mother distracted the attendant, while my father and a family friend quickly took these photos (with their eyes closed, of course!).I like how the two of them responded differently to the very low light, resulting in one set of photos which are light but blurred, due to a high shutter speed, and another which is crisp but dark.

Lovely. 
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theyreacloseknitgroup:

What How Where - Art Assignment 7"Blow bubbles in laundry room eyes closed"
Serendipitously, I found myself in an old replica wash house in a museum and had a bottle of bubble mixture. My mother distracted the attendant, while my father and a family friend quickly took these photos (with their eyes closed, of course!).I like how the two of them responded differently to the very low light, resulting in one set of photos which are light but blurred, due to a high shutter speed, and another which is crisp but dark.

Lovely. 
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theyreacloseknitgroup:

What How Where - Art Assignment 7

"Blow bubbles in laundry room eyes closed"

Serendipitously, I found myself in an old replica wash house in a museum and had a bottle of bubble mixture. My mother distracted the attendant, while my father and a family friend quickly took these photos (with their eyes closed, of course!).

I like how the two of them responded differently to the very low light, resulting in one set of photos which are light but blurred, due to a high shutter speed, and another which is crisp but dark.

Lovely. 

gibson-lucille:

Under the Influence may be my favorite Art Assignment yet!
I’ve been shaped and influenced by so many different creators and I often find it difficult to stray from the familiarity of artists like Van Gogh, who I grew up studying, and doing my own thing. I’ve found that my “thing” is combining two things that I love that may or may not be directly related.
For this art assignment I drew the lovely Benedict Cumberbatch in the style of Margaret Kilgallen.
I’ve always loved Margaret’s profile pieces, especially the ones she drew on train cars. Benedict Cumberbatch’s profile is unique and characteristic, making him a perfect muse for a Margaret style piece!
- Jamie Ross (she/her)

Now here’s some Benedict Cumberbatch fan art that I can get my head around. Thanks, Jamie!

gibson-lucille:

Under the Influence may be my favorite Art Assignment yet!

I’ve been shaped and influenced by so many different creators and I often find it difficult to stray from the familiarity of artists like Van Gogh, who I grew up studying, and doing my own thing. I’ve found that my “thing” is combining two things that I love that may or may not be directly related.

For this art assignment I drew the lovely Benedict Cumberbatch in the style of Margaret Kilgallen.

I’ve always loved Margaret’s profile pieces, especially the ones she drew on train cars. Benedict Cumberbatch’s profile is unique and characteristic, making him a perfect muse for a Margaret style piece!

- Jamie Ross (she/her)

Now here’s some Benedict Cumberbatch fan art that I can get my head around. Thanks, Jamie!