Pinhole photography has both its positives and its negatives (LOL). I like being able to develop the pictures myself and make the positive of them. If I could I would spend the entire day in the darkroom....unfortunately I have to go to other classes. Being a person who is used to digital photography, pinhole has been a different experience. Pinhole has helped me look more at the setting of the image I want to capture. It has also made me realize patience is a virtue. It may seem like it takes forever to get the perfect picture or to develop the images, but knowing that it could be the single best piece of work I could produce, makes it all worth it.
When I first started this project I wasn't sure if I was going to stick with pinhole. Now that I have a few images, both the negatives and positives, I'm glad I stuck with it. My biggest struggle with this project is going to be adding string art to the photograph.
My pinhole photographs were never a success, any tips you have to make good pictures?
Your project is both very interesting and amazing. Knowing how you took the picture still blows my mind. I don't know exactly how it works but using a box, photo paper, and lighting from the sun and certain angles to get that perfect picture is amazing. And I'm glad you stuck with the pinhole photography too because from what I've seen your photos catch my eye every time, and using string art to make the structures stand out even more, is creative and unique and I love the bridge.
I've always thought that pinhole photography was an oddly appealing form of photography. I think that being able to create a camera without spending much money and by using little more than an oatmeal can and photographic paper is great, though it certainly takes more patience than I usually have.
Lately during class we have been working on our linear perspective with an architectural influence to it. I found my inspiration from the La Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence, or the Matisse Chapel, that is found in Vence, France. The chapel was built and decorated between 1949-1951 under the construction of artist Henri Matisse.
What drew me towards the Chapel is certainly not the outdoor view of the church.(PICTURE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapelle_du_Rosaire_de_Vence#/media/File:Chapelledurosaire-2.jpg) While surrounded by mountains and beautiful landscapes, it is a fairly simple building in construction, with white siding, a slender cross on the roof, and narrow windows. But it's what's inside the windows that are beautiful.
Placed in the narrow slits of the windows, the focal point of the chapel is the stain glass windows that are there. The designs for the piece were designed by Matisse himself and personally spent a lot of time on the windows. In order for them to stand out against the exterior (and simple interior) of the chapel, Matisse used three colors, each with there own representation of the nature.
Yellow - Sun
Green - Vegetation and Cacti
Blue - Mediterranean Sea, Sky, and the Virgin Mary
The beauty of the windows inspired me to create a clay, sgraffito cup, with the patterns of the windows around it. On top will sit a lid that is similar to the roof and will be home to a cross like it does at the chapel. Sgraffito can be down with plaster or clay, and is when a tinted plaster/clay slip is painted on to the piece, and a design/pattern is carved away from it. I plan on using a white clay, and carving out the outline of the windows patterns so the stain glass look will appear on the cup.
The biggest difficulty to this project will/was timing. Before being able to carve into the piece, the outside stain slip has to be completely dry, but your overall piece shouldn't be. If it is left out too long, then it will dry out the overall vessel and will not be able to use it. I have enjoyed sgraffito when I have used it in the past. Perviously, I have only used a one color system to it, so it will be interesting to try it with multiple colors.
Your project isn't complete yet but it is coming along nicely
This is a very cool concept! I can't wait to see the finished product! It has the potential to be very very interesting
Last summer I visited Korea. I visited many traditional style Korean buildings, most had very vibrant colors decorating the building. This is called "Dancheong". Literally it means "cinnabar and blue-green" in Korean. It is based on five basic colors; blue symbolizing the East, white = west, red = south, black = north, and yellow = center. The colors often being very vibrant, were often found in buildings of high social status. Buildings housing royalty often had dancheong decorating the building.
I like that the colors represent different things. This is something I would like to see first hand. Using the colors to represent social status too is really cool.
Traditional Korean architecture seems to be really unique in its color and vibrance, and a pleasure to view. The fact that each color has a meaning makes it an even more enjoyable sight, I'd imagine, so finding even more examples of these might be worthwhile.
I had to google the word "Dancheong" cause the school filters decided that it was a video and we can't show that, but when I did google it the color are so bold and beautiful, its amazing. You should try and bring those bold colors into your abstract human body piece
That's pretty dang cool. I mean, Eastern Architecture alone is unique from just about anything else in the rest of the world, but it's even moreso considering that the colors actually represent something. Eastern Architecture has a funny way of putting symbolism and meaning into what would come off to anyone else as "pretty adornments".
After my visit to SCAD over the summer, I was researching a psychological statistic with Artists; Many of the artists I met had Synesthesia. I realized the correlation with Synesthetes when I first heard my sister had Synesthesia. Synesthesia is a mental order that blends the mental processes of recognition and senses. Synesthetes will experience that some things, concepts, or otherwise objects will have a respective color that's perceived as the color that 'belongs' to that object.
Why is it relevant? Well, studies confirm that a large number of Creatives have Synesthesia. Synesthetes generally have creative mindsets, and often will find themselves in a career along those lines. Many famous Creatives had Synesthesia- Composers like Messian and Scriabin, Painters like Kandinsky and Hockney, and Authors like Feynman and Nabokov, all of them have Synesthesia.
Here's a writing with some elucidating facts on the matter. It gets into why Synesthesia affects the creative mind so greatly.
We actually in my 2nd hour Creative Writing class had to write a poem that twist the mind or follows people who have synesthesia. Its very cool that you had the opportunity to meet some of the people who have this condition and probably was a really cool learning experience
So Joe, I still don't quite understand this condition. What do you mean? Does it explain why some people smell colors? I smell purple.
Precisely. That's Synesthesia.
My sister perceives letters and characters having respective colors. For example, A is a Red letter, to her, B is Teal, and so on.
You learn something new everyday and that is interesting to know. I would have to meet someone with synesthesia to know exactly how it effects someone.
What's surprising is that such distortions often make it easier for us to decipher what we're looking at, particularly when they're executed by a master. Studies show we're able to recognize visual parodies of people—like a cartoon portrait of Richard Nixon—faster than an actual photograph. The fusiformgyrus, an area of the brain involved in facial recognition, responds more eagerly to caricatures than to real faces, since the cartoons emphasize the very features that we use to distinguish one face from another. In other words, the abstractions are like a peak-shift effect, turning the work of art or the political cartoon into a "super-stimulus." (Psychology Today)
I was inspired from Joe talking about psychology of the artists mind. I find it fascinating people are able to identify a cartoon of a person better than a photograph. While being able to create life like art is a tremendous accomplishment, and these artists are born with a true gift it is not always necessary to create lifelike art to get your point across. Of course, all artists should attempt to make several realistic and abstract art to push their talents.
This is interesting. I see a lot of friends of mine who want to get into cartoon art, and their process often includes figuring out how to draw realistically, then distorting the prominent features of the character's profile to a style that's recognizable, but yet distinguished from the actual person.
Ergo, it's pretty neat to hear it's a psychological effect that the process aims to accomplish. It's fascinating that psychological mechanisms can not only be used to guide an artist's growth, but even implemented insofar as to be used as a tool, or technique by the artist.
There's many artist that inspire me but there's one that caught my eye her name is Lauren Q and building are amazing. Pictures: http://newtraditionalists.net/dmm_blogs/laq2/2014/09/03/modern-architectureabstract-architects/ .
During this recent project we've focused on the architecture design and different structure around the world on different sites or places we've been. I really enjoyed working with this project because I'm looking forward in focusing on architecture design, which is why I chose being a 3-D kiddo. Yes, working with 3-D projects takes more patience and a little more time, but I enjoy making them because when I finished it inspires me to make more sculpture. For my future career I'm looking forward into to going in the architecture design, I always wanted to design and decorate house with my work, especially with abstracted ideas and forms.
I've always found that graphite is an oddly charming and versatile medium. The fact that it's common for all students to have only adds to its charm, making it easily accessible for most people to obtain. For many people, it's the medium that is used first to learn the basics of drawing, and for that very reason it's a wonderful and charming medium. Additionally, I've always found that graphite is easier to pick up than, say, watercolor, as it's more easily accessed and easier to wield for most people. Even more complex drawings entirely in graphite are usually great to look at, and I enjoy most of them, such as the following well-known image entirely in graphite.