Reflection: Posts 1-4

1) What learning did you bring to this project?  How/where can I see this?

Prior to taking this course, I took the three Art Cores, Core 2D, Core 3D, and Core Digital/Photography. These classes all helped me build an understanding of the elements and principals of Art, and they have helped me work on my skill, but they have not exposed me to using the elements and principals of Art to convey a message. The visual grid that we did gave me the chance to show my learning of the elements and principals by being able to select the images that best portrayed them.

2) What is something new that you learned? How/where can I see this?

Through the various formative work we’ve done, I have learned a lot more about how to convey artistic messages in very simple ways. For example, the black square activity limited us to using only black squares to create meanings. I thought this was very interesting, and helped me realize that limitations can actually create more creativity and more out-of-the-box thinking, which allows the artist to think of ideas they wouldn’t have thought of naturally.

3) What learning are you taking forward?  How will you try to apply this?

By going through the formative activities, I had successes and failures in what I accomplished. In my space as stable, reversible, and ambiguous grid, I successfully created all my stable and ambiguous examples, but was not very successful in my reversible examples. I didn’t make my reversible patterns similar enough so that they could have the reversible effect, and that is something I am taking forward as my learning. Also, in my negative space image, I have not yet mastered thinking through how to make negative space become positive, and vice versa, but I’ll gradually get better at this with more practice.


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