1. My tray set can really be used for anything. I had only made the bowl part of it but it is a small little bowl that can be used for any small foods. It is supposed to be a fish swimming in the pond. Fish are small and small food could fit in that little bowl.
2. I came up with my idea because I had just started making a bowl and then I didn't yet know what I wanted it to be. I don't really remember how I came up with it but it was like the idea just came to me I was thinking what if i put a fish in here with water and it could be its little home or something. Then I got help from Ms. Sudkamp and I carved out all of the bowl except kept a fish shape in it.
3. My process started with me first making the bowl. I just tooks some slabs of clay then started shabing them together like a bowl and I used score and slip to do so. I carved out the bowl except for the fish shape that is in there. After I fired it I painted the fish with an orange glaze, the "water" with a blue glaze, and the outside border portion with a grey glaze. I then filled it with some glass to melt inside. After it was finished firing I really liked the outcome of it and I think that it is something very cute and useful.
Question 8: I think that the first sign language warm up we did is what I learned the most from. I think that this is actually one of my favorite things that i have drawn. I think that the shading and dimension and lines was very good. It all looked really good for being one of my earlier drawings.
Question 16: If I could choose to do over a project I would choose the linocut project. I did like the initial idea of the design I chose but I didn't really like the way that it turned out. The lines weren't cut clean enough and it just looked very messy in general. Because of the way linocuts are made, the small details I tried to do originally did not end up showing and I had to change it. If I could do it again I would choose a more simplistic design that could have larger details that i would be able to see more.
Question 3: Is copying always plagiarism or is there a gray area?
I think that copying a piece of artwork exactly with very little to no change in it is definitely considered plagiarism. But there could be a gray area if it is only parts of things. For example; my two-in-one piece was based off of many ideas that I saw. What I did was a guitar combined with a tree. The tree started at the neck of the guitar. When I was looking for ideas, there were some images that I saw where trees were combined with something else. One of them was fingers turning into a tree and there was another I saw that had a cat combined with a guitar or cello or some instrument like that. I used both of those two ideas to create the guitar combining with the tree so I think that could be considered a gray area in that which it is not the same thing but some things from multiple images is okay because it really isn't copying.
(I forgot to take an in progress picture so I don't have one)
1. The perspective that I used in this piece is kind of more 1st in the front and 2nd in the back.
2. The medium that I picked to use was just pencil.
3. I didn't take an actual photo for this but I was just inspired by the train tracks down around downtown Apex and I sort of thought up the design in that way.
4. Drawing the trains in a certain way and just the fact that drawing perspective images is difficult.
1. I used differnt mediums. I used a silver sharpie to draw some small designs, I used paint to paint the flower and cloud, the pink speckling all over is crushed up cinnamon altoids, I used glitter over the flower, and the base was all tissue paper.
2. The word was creativity or imagination. I expressed that in this by the outbursts of things like the random glitter and the crushed altiods was kind of creative. The piece is just very imaginative and not directly set to one theme.