Sunday, March 16, 2014

Snapshot 1 Time as an Element

Artists Develop Art Making Skills: I used a new form of media for my work. I have never worked with dominoes before. I find it challenging to work with them, but I am set in my idea and will not give up. Also for the first time, I am using spray paint. I am not using it in a traditional sense though. I am using them to paint my dominoes in a gradient starting with black, going to blue, and ending with white.
Artists Communicate Through Their Work: The idea for my project is for the dominoes to spell out All Fall Down with the possibility for them to actually fall down. I got the idea for the phrase from a song by One Republic that's about knowing someone is there for you when everything goes bad, or when it "all falls down" around you. The song really meant something to me because I have a big family that is very close and we're all there for one another when the going gets tough. This message speaks to me more than the other work I've done because this one of the few serious works I have done. 
Artists Take Risks: This project will only work with patients and hard work. Every time the dominoes fall I have to set them back up again. I didn't know when I came up with the idea that dominoes would be so hard to find but I had to go to multiple stores to find them and they were kind of expensive. I am setting up my project on some white poster board so that the dark colors of the blue gradient will be seen. This is a project that must be looked at from above to get the full effect. I have started marking where I put the dominoes in order to more quickly and efficiently set them back up when they fall. 

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