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So yesterday…

As I was coming back from buying clay with Annie, I decided to show her one of my more unfortunate mugs. And…

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Project in White

For this panting project, we’re focusing on white. Mine will be a focus on underpainting. While we were working, I realized I couldn’t see any of the marks I was making. I decided to just go in heavy handed to get the piece started.

Institutional Critique

This week in art history we read about Institutional Critique. It was an art movement that started in the 1930s but took real strength in the 1960s. As the name would suggest it is a critique of the art institution, and how artists and their work are treated within it. The movement began with artists protesting the treatment they were getting from the art institution, specifically museums, curators, and the like.

However, as the movement got popular it was adopted by the very institution it was criticizing. Museums began to show more pieces that questioned the existing system. The main goal of the critique was to change the existing system and make it better or scrap the original and begin anew. The pieces ranged from passive protests, pieces that were meant to give awareness to the viewer by did not overly affect the existing systems all the way to more dangerous protests which could result in violence or danger to the population. More often then not, the piece would express a view the museum or collector would not appreciate and thus be taken down.


I don’t have any studios today, just badminton and piano. Yet I still got up really early to work. This morning I finished my 40 page art history reading. It focused on the act and importance of looking.

The book excerpt was about how different things give value and meaning to a piece of work. How every different way we interact with a piece changes it. Like knowing the historical context of a piece changes the emotional value or how a different viewer my extract an altered understanding of the same piece.

The article itself was very interesting, focusing on historically well-known pieces and pop icons alike. However it was written in a way that was hard to understand and keep track of. I found myself getting lost in the reading, glazing over the words and not comprehending. But I am finished and happy to be so.

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Yesterday was my first day of hand building. It was fun and weird. John Gill, our professor, was super weird and acted very old. As he is an old man. He gave us a very long coil and pinch demo. Very long. But when we actually were able to mess with our own clay it was cool. Here is what I did:

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Black and White

Had my second day of painting today, and it has insured I’ll be doing homework tomorrow. It wasn’t bad or anything, just a little eye opening about speed. Especially when it comes to still life’s. Still, it was a very fun class, lots of cool works and people to talk to. We also got the safety talk for oil paints. Apparently they’re a lot more dangerous then we all thought, which stinks but okay. Below is my project as it is now, I’ll upload more pictures as I continue to work.