Sunday, October 28, 2012


Since I already have a twitter I will instead talk about how I remember it was when I first got it and how it is now that I understand it and use it a lot more. Twitter was something that one of my friends swore to me would be a good idea. He was always on it and I just didn’t understand why. I was still using facebook and a lot of my friends still were too.  I finally created my own twitter and tried following as many as my friends as I could. It didn’t make much since to me and I thought it was pretty dumb. I started by posting simple thoughts that ran through my mind throughout the day. Things like “I’m tired” or “I really don’t feel like being in this class right now” were some of the few things I first tweeted.

Now that I have been on twitter for a few years it is a lot different than before. I tweet a whole lot more I use it for more than just thoughts that cross my mind. I post pictures; I use it for business purposes. I also use it to stay in touch with friends and sometimes but very rare I follow a celebrity or two. I am also able to post some of my music or if I go to some of my favorite websites I can tweet things that I find on there by just clicking a button. There is a lot to twitter but I think after having it and having a good amount of followers it can be pretty cool.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Appropriation Video

Name: Natures Sound Mix

Time: 3 Min 34 Sec

Medium: Digital Video

Video that incorporates sound that has remixed to sound like a song. Video matches up with the song and has some effects added to it. The purpose is to make a video that will keep viewers attention and also teach them a little about sound.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Collage vs. Video

When making a collage I don't think I put a bunch of thought into it. One reason is because it was about me. Its always easy for me to talk about myself although it always takes some thinking I still know what my main strengths and weaknesses are. I think when making the collage the art portion comes into play when we take so many random things and bring them together as one. I would say that a collage is a type of Dada art. In my collage I think I took the most time on putting the letters together for the titles on both sides. I like text and not just text or font that you see on many computer software but creative font or unique font. When I took the font out of the magazine I wanted to mix and match them and that is what a collage allow me to do.

When it came to the video I felt like this was much different than making a collage. Because we were only able to use the video that we were given it was harder to add and mix many different things like we were able to do with using different magazines. The video also was difficult to use because it was so old. When we thing of technology and the modern way of editing we hardly think of black and white unless it is a filter or an effect. With the video being so old it did make it much harder to come up with a concrete idea. After doing peer critics I did see that all of my classmates ended up coming up with great ideas from the video that many of us felt was old and hard to work with.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Dlectricity was a great event. I liked it more than anything because it brought people to Detroit. There is always bad talk about the city of Detroit but this was a great event to bring a lot of people to the city. My sister and I went to the show on Saturday night. We mostly walked up Woodward and saw most of the art work there. There were great pieces of art all over and the fact that the event was out doors at night with many pieces that had light effects and such made the event even better. One of the types of art that i liked was the videos that were projected on the buildings. Because I work with video a lot in my recent art work I liked the fact that instead of projecting these pieces on regular white projectors they used buildings. One of my favorite ones would have to be the piece called WORK. This was one of the first projections that I saw. I think it was projected from inside the building rather from the street like many of the other ones were. Each window had a projection playing on it that together made one video. There were also other art pieces and things going on that night that were interesting.

In one of the museums there were these cars that were painted and some mechanically mad so that they moved. Although they didn't allow any body to take pictures of this art it was interesting. Most of the cars had mechanics shirts with different names on them laying around the base of the care. I really didn't understand the meaning of the the work and it didn't have any artist statements to my knowledge but it was still very cool. They also had drinks and other art work plus music playing and people dancing. All of these great things made Dlectricity a really good event and a good way to bring more people to visit the city.

Appropriation Artist - Kelley Walker


ARTIST: Kelley Walker

BORN: 1969, Columbus Georgia


SCHOOL:  BFA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

MEDIUM: Painting and digital imagery

CONCEPTS: Kelly Walker was considered a post pop artist. He did art with silkscreens and things like tooth paste on magazines. He liked to work out side of the norm.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Appropriation Art

Bottles of Emotion

Acrylic Paint

12 x 2.5 Glass Bottles

Painted Ciroc Liquor bottles with different emotions. Each emotion represents the emotions most people go through when drinking. The different colors help back up the mood or emotion that each bottle is trying to represent.