3 04 2012

What are you watching?

3 04 2012

Jordan Tate

Mr. Baij, what is that yellow gooey thing on the keyboard?

20 03 2012

I showed it to my friend and she thought it was a cleaning sponge for keyboards. What is that thing? Anyways, lets get back to his art work. Talk about some serious digital arts, Animated pictures!!! I wish I could do some of that stuff. Then he has some things as simple as “Words that use the same T9 #’s”. Stuff people never paid attention to before, Mr. Baij highlighted those things. I’m having a hard time figuring out what “Desire” is all about. “Memorial for Lost Cosmonauts” is another one of my favorites. I can feel the tension and people freaking out. There are so many emotions. Just him using the capital letters adds so much to the project.

Mr. Baij’s work is so different than everyone we have seen so far. I’m not very artistic, maybe that’s why I am having a hard time understanding some of the projects, but the ones I do see and understand are incredible. Things as simple as Memorial for Lost Cormonauts provoked so many emotions. I was almost freaking out reading it, like, oh my god what’s happening?! My least favorite of his project might be his summer diary. I really didn’t see a point in it.

Contact sheet

20 03 2012

Hard work in 1

20 03 2012

Suit Business in 5

20 03 2012

Suit business – in 7

20 03 2012

Alec Soth…WTH

13 03 2012

First off, I know Timmy is probably really annoyed trying to figure out what Alec Soth is thinking. Maybe its me who is a little frustrated trying to figure out. I think the website can use a little make over as well. Broken Manual feels like random broken stuff put together, not saying its not cool, I think its very cool, but maybe I’m missing the whole idea behind the title. In one picture we see someone sleeping and in another its just a picture of a couple of mushrooms. same with the Last day of W. At least with Paris/Minnesota, I know that these pictures are either taken in Paris or in Minnesota.

The most interesting one I saw was Niagra. I think that those love letters and break up letters were really cool. The best one was “David I can’t go on like this”. For some reason, I couldn’t stop laughing at it. The loves letters were sweet but made me think about the same people writing break up notes. Whenever we are in love, everything feels perfect, but then when we break up, we end up with a letter like “David I can’t go on like this.” haha

Johnathan Gitelson – Details

21 02 2012

I know Timmy must be happy that Jonathan Gitelson has a story for each project. Mr. Gitelson also writes a brief summary of how he created the project. I like this approach because I can now look at the project and know some of the things that the artist was thinking in his head before creating this piece of art. Most of his projects, if not all, are based on his life and what he observed for example, The Sweet Spot is about his morning commute in Chicago. He evaluated 50 commutes to collect the data!!! The Quitter, Shaking hands with Chuck-O-Luck, and A boy and a girl are very different from his other projects. He doesn’t write a summary describing it, but looking at the project, most people won’t need a brief write up describing what is going on. I think the idea is really cool.

I really like the Sweet Spot. It seems like it’s the longest project too. The Montrose Brown Line Platform is what caught my attention and had me click through all the pages of the project. I love the colors used in this piece. Very earth tone colors with a burgundy pop which still doesn’t look flashy. I love the details he has put into this project for example “ (5/66) covered up by day 21”). He even has the time down in 6/66. Photographs tell a story as well. Just looking at all this has got me convinced that he pays wayyy too much attention to details, which works out great!!!

Scanogram – Costs to Upgrade

16 02 2012

I have the background watch and wallet in antique effect. the keys from the cellphone are falling from the wallet showing that when you go from old to new it costs money. The background is composed from a piece of my key chain to add texture and some light color.