9.

by E. E. Cummings

there are so many tictoc
clocks everywhere telling people
what toctic time it is for
tictic instance five toc minutes toc
past six tic

Spring is not regulated and does
not get out of order nor do
its hands a little jerking move
over numbers slowly

we do not
wind it up it has no weights
springs wheels inside of
its slender self no indeed dear
nothing of the kind.

(So,when kiss Spring comes
we’ll kiss each kiss other on kiss the kiss
lips because tic clocks toc don’t make
a toctic difference
to kisskiss you and to
kiss me)

Squares and Rectangles

Themes/Principals:

balance, unity, symmetrical, order,
tension, chaos, opposition, asymmetrical,
random, dynamics,
gravity, space,
echo, rhythm, motion,
repetition, pattern,
variety, accents, emphasis,
focal point, visual hierarchy, relationships
depth, value, contrast,
static,
radial balance,
alignment,
simplicity,
consistency
Balance vs Radial Balance:
radial comes out from a circle/center… balanced

Ideas…

I have to speak with the Prof about an ideas page… or maybe Ill just make one anyway.
egg
crane
knot
a brain
light/illumination

HOLY mother… just remembered a key point about WP – the hard way

SO- I added all my pages… and then Im sitting here scratching my head wondering why I cannot SEE them… I kNOW they are there….. And then I remember Prof. K told us to WRITE in the text area for it to be seen… So I had to go back to EVERY page AGAIN and enter type so I can see it properly….. oh boy. ..Won’t forget to do that again.

I’m baaack with DIGITAL DESIGN!!!

Me and my nerves are back again, this time to do Digital Design. Last class we learned briefly about the pen tool and how to use it on an image and make it more graphic by essentially tracing its parts with vector points and manipulating them so the resulting image is a graphic version of the original. The end goal of this class is to create a logo or update a campaign for a company/ not for profit using all the tools we will be learning along the way…. Im freaking out. we’ll see how it goes. I have to find a place to postmy ideas along the way, whether it be here or create a page for “ideas.”

Last few days until the conclusion of this exploration into the digital arts………

WOW. So, we’re at the end of our time here. I was so sad because I’m feel like I am just warming up, that I was starting to become comfortable navigating Photoshop, and I really enjoy talking to no one in particular on WordPress…BUT at the recommendation of Prof. K I am taking her Illustrator class next semester. Sadness be gone! I have never felt a connection with a teacher before like I’m experiencing now in her class. For sure I am not the only one who feels this. I’ve also met some awesome people. Never have I actually spoken to any of my classmates in the past, but the collaborative environment fostered by Prof K., I feel, made it possible. Thank you. I look forward to next semester!

Robert Motherwell

manchester_guardian

Manchester Guardian”

“Motherwell considered collage to be one of the greatest inventions of modernism. Simultaneously invented by Braque and Picasso it became an important technique for the abstract expressionists. For Motherwell it was a challenging form of picture making because it involved juxtaposing the ‘real’ in relation to the ‘imagined’. With his collage Manchester Guardian he has taken a page from the newspaper to begin the composition, selecting a ‘slice’ of reality and then subverting it by changing its context. Although it might retain remnants of its original existence it has become something else. The words are still readable but we have no inclination to read them in this context, we now see them only as part of an overall composition, just another graphic element.

With his composition, Motherwell is deconstructing some of the formal aspects of the newspaper. It is as if the newspaper format provided him with a structure to which he has added his own improvisation. Just as a jazz musician will improvise on a standard tune, so too Motherwell has interpreted and played with something familiar and everyday. A newspaper is made up of columns of standard widths, a familiar layout developed from the days of letterpress printing. With his underlying ‘wash’ Motherwell has reproduced the colour and texture of butcher’s paper, the unbleached form of newsprint. Upon this background he has drawn three loose vertical lines, dividing the canvas into ‘columns’ as a reference to the original newspaper. On top of this drawing he has pasted some actual unbleached paper to create a transition between the drawing and the newspaper collage now placed on top. To complete the ‘life-cycle’ of the piece he has taken crayons, a blue and a yellow, and has drawn three more lines of overlapping colour, following the path of the actual newspaper columns, to emphasise the link back down through the layers to the initial drawing. This method of working the picture plane, combining surface with the illusion of depth, was an important part of cubism within which collage played a major role. Motherwell had a deep knowledge of cubist technique but he brought his own sense of lyricism and improvisation to the tradition, and in the process added weight to its legitimacy as an art form.”