Studio Blog 04 / by Ilyssa Harrington

This week in the studio I was presented with a problem to solve. The question was if I were to take the art I was creating and turn it into another dimension what would that look like? This was a difficult question to think about but in turn it forced me to refine what I am wanting to tell the viewer about my artwork.

The dimension I decided to go with was video art. I took my artwork and made a stop motion of my painting. The idea was that my patterns and my lines would come to life.

Here are some progress shots.

During this process I was questioning why I wanted to put a figure in my work. I was also interested in how the figure plays a role in my work. By taking the figure out of my work I was able to understand how my lines work together and how they do not. I also learned that my work needs to be done in many layers, not as one wholistic thing. The figure is a key component to my work being successful in my eyes.

Here is the finished product:

Andrea Cincotta is a graphic designer as well as a illustrator, she animates colors and shapes. The simplicity of her shapes and lines move around and are intertwined with sound. The shapes and colors lends itself to the music and the entire piece is aesthetically based.

Reading Art Without Compromise

The section that I read in the book Art Without Compromise was, Seeing Your Work in a Historical Context as well as Frames and Filters. These two chapters ask the reader to look at their work in the context of history. This is an important thing to think about and something I as a artist have not done the best job of thinking about. By looking at how your work fits into history you can look at how your piece enters the bigger conversation that is happening in art. No matter what work you are making there is most likely a artist who came before you that made art with similar themes and contexts or similar uses of the medium.

The second part of the reading asks the artist to look at what filters the artist has on and what filters culture as a whole has. Filters are important to begin to think about because the artist has there own filter and that is going to be different than any filter the artist viewers are going have.