Monday, February 28, 2011

Quiz 4

Quiz 4

For my quiz four I chose to do two opposite movies, the Pirates of the Caribbean, and Cinderella. I chose to do these movies because I felt the best contrast is between two movies is when they are very different. I chose the pirates of the Caribbean because on the front of the movie poster it has a very dark look to it with colors like red and black to associate with darkness. I chose Cinderella because it is a movie with a happy ending and on the cover you see Cinderella and her prince happy together. I found a similarity between the two movies because in Cinderella she is treated poorly by her step mothers and step sisters. I exaggerated the mood of anger in the movie poster on how people might feel about the Step mother and the step sisters. I put the step mother in the middle to make her seem like she is the main character, where really Cinderella is. It seemed appropriate to choose the stepmother to be in the middle because she seems to be the main source for Cinderellas unhappiness.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Artist Statement

For my big idea, I chose identity but chose to focus more on body image. In my first diptych, I showed a collage of many people obsessing over their body image and how they worry so much  about the way they look because of the expectations others have set for the way they think you should look. I wend online and researched images under terms like, body image, and identity to find my images. In the second Diptych you see a model who is dressed up in measuring tape. I chose to do this because I wanted to use the things I learned in photoshop to not only create my big idea, but to show something like fashion that I am interested in. I chose this image because I wanted people to feel that it was ironic to see a model wrapped up in a tape measurer, which leads back into what do we expect people to look like? I really enjoyed this especially because I used something that I love like fashion, and found a way to design my own artwork using photoshop.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


The most important thing in a persons life, is their identity. Things that we use to identify ourselves might be our religion, our personality, our style of clothes, or even the friends we hang out with. Everyone has different ideas of what they think is acceptable. The first thing people look at when they see you is what you are wearing. They get that initial judgment by how you dress and how you take care of yourself. People have different ideas of what is the right religion and what is right. People use religion as a huge part of their identity. Most people who have a religion put a lot of their focus into it, and this can  have an affect on how people see you. Also something that identifies you is the way you act. Your personality has a huge impact on what people think about you. Some things in a persons personality aren't really changeable, but other things can be controlled. You choose how you want to act and this identifies you. I chose identity because I think it can pretty much some up anyone. It is a very important thing and it is important thing that we are acceptable of other peoples identities.