Monday, December 6, 2010

About Me

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Video Project

For my video project I set my images to "La Vie En Rose" by Edith Piaf. I was inspired by this song to make a rose themed stop motion video.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lead Pencil Studio: Annie & David

The Lead Pencil Studio is a collaboration of Annie and David. Architects turned artists. They are interested in creating things like billboards, ex: the billboard on the border of Canada and the US (Vancouver and Seattle) It was made by welding wire together and it is a billboard of the sky as it is when you see it. They have also created a scaffolding sculpture across the river from a museaum.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Corinne May Botz

Corinne May Botz is a photographer. Her books are called The Nutshell Series of Unexplained Death, Parameters, and Haunted Houses. The Nutshell Series of Unexplained Death is of doll houses that portray murder scenes. These are often used with police officer training to study a crime scene and try to find out what happened in the scene based on the available evidence. Parameters is a series of photographs of the homes of people who suffer from agoraphobia. While the series Haunted Houses is just that, a photographic exploration of haunted houses throughout the country.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ben Volta & Photoshop Painting and Layering

Ben Volta does a lot of work in schools. He has worked with 8th graders in North Philadelphia schools in math classes creating coordinate grids relating to their lives. He has also done and anti violence project at Conwell Egan, which was installed in the PMA. He has made murals with teens on an old row home.

For my photoshop painting and layering project I used images of myself as well as images of nature, paintings, and hobbies of mine.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Photoshop & John Thompson

This week's assignment was to take one of my own photos to edit. I used a photo of Diamond Head in Oahu from my trip to Hawaii over the summer. I edited in a volcano and smoke, as well as a tourist and an aloha sticker with a plumeria flower.

This weeks lecture was given by H. John Thompson, a carpenter. He works in the basement of his grandfather's bakery and likes the lying Dutchman. He lives in Trevose, PA and that is where most of his inspiration comes from. He created a chain link fence for the University of the Arts and updated a mini version of a neighbor's house in Trevose.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Photoshop & Media

This week's assignment was to use a cultural image and change the meaning. I used landing on the moon in 1969 and added aliens and a frightened astronaut to change the meaning of this image.

I think photoshop does not particularly belong in the media. Especially the news. We should be given unedited images in the news because an edited image can most definitely change the image's meaning and the way we interpret it. Photoshop is fun to experiment with, but those experimental images frankly have no place in news papers and periodicals.