During the second week we had to use the majority of the tools and machines in the workshop. Just to get a understanding on how to use them. I found this week very helpful and a great experience. I have learned so many new things and new ways to express myself within art.
This just represents how my mind has been over the past couple of weeks. I feel as though I’m watching all of my friends and family carry on with their lives and I’m stuck and unable to do anything. I feel as though I have no emotions. And I can’t talk or express my opinion on anything. I am nothing.
I have decided to start a summer project to basically document my summer through different medias and a diary. i am really looking forward to this as i feel i can express myself more and sort of show what my life is like outside university.
i found it to be quite a challenge on thinking what would be the best way to display the jars, so i was experimenting a little with the jars. thinking about if i should stack them, putting some jars on top of each other, just lining them up on a table? displaying them on a shelf?
i eventually came up with what i thought was a really cool idea. now i have ten jars in total, so i decided to line up five of my jars onto a shelf and them attach the other five underneath the shelf by screwing the lids onto the bottom of it. i was quite surprised on how good it actually looked because i didn’t think it would actually work. i thought they’d end up falling and smashing onto the floor but the shelf is quite sturdy. even if they did fall and smashed onto the floor it would still look good!!
here is my third final piece. i have experimented in many ways on how to display them and i will line them up on two shelves. i found collecting the jars rather difficult, as no one in my family had any spare. so it took quite a while to collect them. but i found it quite fun as well. with collecting things to put inside them and then id have funny looks of people and they would ask me why i was collecting tree bark and cigarettes ect…..
(i did not make this, i found it on the internet)
Bryan Lewis Saunders likes to take drugs, both legal and illegal and then create portraits of himself. the results are strikingly different from drug to drug, and vary from beautiful to grotesque, abstract and just plain bizarre. he is an artist in his mid 40s from virginia, now living in tennessee. saunders has completed more than 9,930 self-portraits to date but not all under the influence of drugs.