Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Seal Beach at Sunset; March 31, 2011When you live....
when you love
you stay alive.
Watching this beautiful sunset,
my eyes and my mind
thought to be true that
falling for you was new while feeling loves' deja vu.
Having him in my life now makes me realize
my heart in soul never going unnoticed.
From the first moments we laid our eyes upon each other, it was something different.
Did sparks fly?
Did the heavens open up?
Did cupid shot his love infected arrow?
None of the above.
But what did happen was that God sent me someone to truely and deeply care for me.
there was no catch to it.
simplicity is our friend but often we can complicate matters.
Falling for someone should be a simple day by day process
with low expectation and a bit of faith.
On this day, watching this sunset, he has left an impression on my heart
which know I willl never forget.
By: Ariah Green
Friday, May 13, 2011
She is an Italian fashion designer and current Vice-President of the Versace Group, as well as chief designer. She owns 20 percent of the entire stock market assets of Versace. Her brother, Santo Versace, owns 30 percent. Donatella's daughter Allegra Versace inherited 50% of the company stock after the death of Gianni Versace. On 15 July 1997, outside the re-constructed Versace Mansion, also known as Casa Casuarina, in Miami, Florida, Gianni Versace was shot dead by Andrew Cunanan. A multi-continent search ensued for the suspected spree killer, but Cunanan avoided capture by committing suicide a few days after the death of Gianni Versace. year and three days after Gianni's death in July 1998, Donatella Versace mounted her first couture show for the Versace Atelier at the Hôtel Ritz Paris. She built her runway over the hotel's swimming pool, as her brother had done every season, though this time using sheer glass. She now oversees the production of a dozen collections each year, though these days, Donatella is just as famous for her celebrity entourage and glittering parties.
When you look at Versace, it always screams elegance and grace out. The modern style of her work is what makes it popular amoung celebrities and regular people too! I think that it was a tragedy what happen to her brother bu ti'm glad to see her stepping up and we know he would be proud. Having a worldwide brand of clothing shoes and so forth is a stepping stone in life that she has reached although it hasn't been easy. In my opinion, struggle can be an art form although unbeautiful and demented, we all go through it at some point. For this reason, she has made history as a fashion designer.
He was a British fashion designer and couturier best known for his in-depth knowledge of bespoke British tailoring, his tendency to juxtapose female strength and sensuality with fragility in his collections, as well as the emotional power and raw energy of his provocative fashion shows. He is also known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own label under the name Alexander McQueen. McQueen has been credited with bringing drama and extravagance to the catwalk. He used new technology and innovation to add a different twist to his shows and often shocked and surprised audiences. The silhouettes that he created have been credited for adding a sense of fantasy and rebellion to fashion.
Chinese American, was born in Athens, Ohio. Landscape is the context and the source of inspiration for Ms. Lin's art. She peers curiously at the landscape through a twenty-first century lens, merging rational and technological order with notions of beauty and the transcendental. Utilizing technological methods to study and visualize the natural world, Ms. Lin takes micro and macro views of the earth, sonar resonance scans, aerial and satellite mapping devices and translates that information into sculptures, drawings and environmental installations. Her works address how we relate and respond to the environment, and presents new ways of looking at the world around us.
A British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist producing site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings. He lives and works in Scotland.The materials used in Andy Goldsworthy's art often include brightly-coloured flowers, icicles, leaves, mud, pinecones, snow, stone, twigs, and thorns. He has been quoted as saying, "I think it's incredibly brave to be working with flowers and leaves and petals. But I have to: I can't edit the materials I work with. My remit is to work with nature as a whole. Goldsworthy is generally considered the founder of modern rock balancing. Photography plays a crucial role in his art due to its often ephemeral and transient state. According to Goldsworthy, "Each work grows, stays, decays – integral parts of a cycle which the photograph shows at its heights, marking the moment when the work is most alive. There is an intensity about a work at its peak that I hope is expressed in the image. Process and decay are implicit."
I like Goldworthys work because it is vibrant like me! It has a bit of nature, geometry, and focus all inone. I think that with all of these characteristics his art is one of the best I've seen in a whiole becaue he gives you a slim variation of the types but he perfects the craft of what he is familiar with and that is important here in the art world. i understand that being abtract and rebellious gets more atttention but sometimes I just want the normalcy of nature with a hint of beauty!
She was a Cuban-American artist famous for her performance art and "earth-body" sculptural, photographic, and video work. Much of Mendieta's work may be considered strongly feminist by some; it is in essence autobiographical. Later Mendieta focused on a spiritual and physical connection with the land, most particularly in her Silueta pieces, which typically involved carving her imprint into sand or mud, making body prints or painting her outline or silhouette onto a wall. In 1983 she won the Prix de Rome and took up residence in Rome, Italy. During the last 2 years of her life she started creating "objects", mostly permanent sculptures and drawings, it was her intention to retain the connection with nature via the vibrations of the natural elements she continued to use in the works.
I think of nature when I look at her art work because it seems humble and calming. Mendieta has a soft gentle approach with her art which I think anyone could understand if they tried. She has a humanness about her work which I think is good because it makes it more relatiable to the audience.
He was an american painter, assemblist and pioneer of creating the concepts for pereformance art. Kaprow helped develop the "Environment" and the "Happenings" in the late 50's-60's. Eventually Kaprow shifted his practice into what he called "Activities", intimately-scaled pieces for one or several players devoted to the study of normal human activity in a way congruent to ordinary life.The "Happenings" first started as tightly scripted events, in which the audience and performers followed queues to experience the art. Kaprow says that the Happenings were "events that, put simply, happen." There was no structured beginning, middle, or end, and there was no distinction or hierarchy between artist and viewer. It was the viewer's reaction that decided the art piece, making each Happening a unique experience that cannot be replicated. His work attempts to integrate art and life. Through Happenings, the separation between life, art, artist, and audience becomes blurred. The "Happening" allows the artist to experiment with body motion, recorded sounds, written and spoken texts, and even smells.
Reviewing Kaprows work, I can see that he has an outskirt look on art. He deals with some issues in humanity which they face daily and something are more random because as he stated this that just happen. The arrtistic view would be to look at how he can about and how he has ended up. Is there muchof a difference? I think the fact that he gets people invovled and it isn't just a solitary thing fot him is hte reason he is ground breaking.
A New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created in August of 2001by Charlie Todd.
When you see all of the work Todd has done to make a statement in the world, it makes oyu really appreciate the flexibility of art. He has all these thousands of participants who do not even know each other being unified for a purpose and we can not even come to conclusion about social security and welfare in our society. I think it is a a tremendous contribution to the art world because although people do not undrestand what is going on at the time, it is making a statement of I dnt care and I do what I please. That's an important way to look at life and the people who surround you in unchanging judgements. In my opinion these people have some real balls and I give credit where credit is due!
It's a city in the desert, dedicated to radical self reliance, radical self-expression and art. Innovative sculpture, installations, performance, theme camps, art cars and costumes all flower from the playa and spread to our communities and back again. Burning Man from its early days on a small beach in San Francisco through its evolution into the bustling city of some 48,000 people that the Burning Man event has become today. These people make the journey to the Black Rock Desert for one week out of the year to be part of an experimental.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Noguchi is a well respected Japanese-American sculptor who has created fountains and gardens which are the focal points in some major cities. He attended the East Side Art School in Paris where he was awarded a scholarship to go to Paris as an apprentice to the abstract sculptor Constantin Brancusi. Brancusi was a strong influence in Noguchi's art because he felt that the art form he used was well suited for him. His form of art suggest that nature with one another in their surroundings. Noguchi's work was greatly inspired by European surrealism and abstraction which is art that demonstrates the imaginations while using distortion in it and does not resemble any object.
Red Cube, 1968
Moerenuma Park Sapporo, Hokkaido
""Best Friends"1952 (porcelain tea cup with saucer)
Water tap illusion which developed "Nine Floating Fountains" in Osaka Japan which seem to be flying!
Statue at the Rockefeller Center by Noguchi
After seeing Noguchi's most prominent work, I feel that his art is unique in different ways like how his sculptures are shaped and the natural essence behind them. I can definitely appreciate his abstract inspiration because it shows through his work. I can see that he finds the beauty in a chair, table, cup or even a playground. You can see his detail indeed with his work which is why I think he is so admirable as a artist.
"Everything is sculpture," said Isamu Noguchi. "Any material, any idea without hindrance born into space, I consider sculpture."
Saturday, April 23, 2011
In my life, art has inspired both myself and the closest ones to me. I am grateful for what it had brought forth and how I have been so inspired by it. I know that having art everywhere you go makes everything more substantial because people have something to look foward to. Music, poetry, dancing, freestyling etc. is what you will see in these couple videos and I highly encourage comments. The main reason I have made these types of videos id to show how video making can be motivating yet capitivating; joyful while energetic. So please do feel free to replay and enjoy!
(The previous videos were taped, directed, and created by Ariah Green)
(The previous videos were taped, directed, and created by Ariah Green)
Friday, April 15, 2011
The following pictures are from the Beall Museum in which we found these various inflatible items! I thought that it was spontaneous the way the objects moves although they had the help of the machines for air. It was exciting watching how they would transform next. For example, looking at the "ballerina legs" initially I didn't know that they were going to move so I was astonished when they did! The air filled legs were so graceful and poise how a ballerina should actually be while dancing. The artist who creates these pieces is a technological step in front of the rest of us! It was had not to be amused by watching them all move and transform. Also, I liked the way the direct light hits the art because everything stands out more.
A hidden side to the museum. (or so Natalie and I had first thought)
Can you see me? Becuase I can't see you.
Moving foward, these pictures above have interesting story seeing that they exbit that we were in, we didn't think we were suppose to be in. I was funny until other walked in then I gained recomposure. My favorite was the magazine stacked against the wall because I myslef am a magazine collector. If I had to choose one to take home that day, that would have been it! The rest of the pieces like the blurring pictires and the boxes with balls falling out I found funny too. Who wants a blurring picture? As time went on gazing at it, it realized that only parts were blurred and not the whole photo. Thus, the artist must have wanted the audience to concentrate on tha particular aspect instead of the whole thing.