The “Work” of Art.

Link to Studio Plan

Conceptual Questions

How does understanding of the process influence interpretation of the product?

Does the product reflect the intensity of the process?

Is the time and work spent in process justified in the product?

How can I(or should I)become a more productive artist?

 

Creative Statement

It is ironic that we refer to a finished piece of art as a “work” and yet traditional exhibition separates out the elements of work in favor of isolated perfection. A finished piece is refined, polished and perfected. Then it is set into an environment that is customized for optimum effective display. It is presented to the world as a fully formed entity absent the supporting conditions of its birth. This creates a disconnect between the artist, the work and the viewer. The interconnection between them is discounted. Each must rely on subjective judgments to form their interpretations. This display seeks to join process with product to create deeper insight into the “work” of art.

 

Product

50 Small Acrylic Paintings

Note: These paintings will eventually be scanned and uploaded to this site. However, this is a time consuming process and probably will not be completed before semester end.

 

Inventory of Process

Time Charts

Chart 1: Detailed log of time and materials spent per individual work

Chart 2: The calculated rate of painting.

Graph 1: Pie Graph depicting percent of production time by category of work

Graph 2: Bar graph showing production time of individual works.

Artists Paint

Craft Paint

4 Cups of Paint Brushes

2 Clip Boards

7 Paint Pallets

Paint Rags

Alternative Paint Rags

2 Cups of Paint Water

Blank Paper

Roll of Tape

1 Razor Knife

1 Metal Ruler

Food

Caffeine

Eye Drops

Aspirin

Inspiration

Note: each of these items will be displayed at the final Studio Ajar. I will photograph them at that time. I do not have good lighting or space to make decent photographs. Eventually I will upload them to this site as well.

 

Display Labels

Display Labels

Acrylic Paint

Heavy Body Acrylic Artist’s Paint supplemented by Specialty Craft Paints and Blending Medium.

 

Paint Brushes

Paint Brushes divided by artist’s preference

From Left to Right: Detail Brushes, Secondary Detail Brushes, Flat Brushes, All Others

 

Clip Boards

Clip Boards used as support and color blending space.   

 

Paint Dishes & Pallets

Non-traditional paint pallets from glass dishes and wrapped cardboard.

 

Paint Rags

Rags used to wipe and clean brushes.

 

Alternative Paint Rags

Other sources to wipe paint and clean brushes

 

Paint Water

Two jars of used paint water.    

 

Blank Paper

4 x 6 in heavy weight water color paper.

 

Painters Tape

Quick-release blue painters tape.            

 

Razor Knife

Red-handled razor knife with removable blade.

 

Ruler

Metal Ruler with cork backing.

 

50 Acrylic Paints

4 X 4 paintings in acrylic on 4 x 6 water-color paper.

 

Eye Glasses

To see the importance of detail.

 

Food

Leftover pizza box for days when work precludes the work of life.

 

Caffeine

Cherry coke. A vice to increase energy.

 

Eye Drops

Drops to moisturize after squinting and staring for hours.

 

Aspirin

When the eye drops are not enough.

 

Inspiration

Not mandatory but helpful.

 

Time

Charts and Graphs mapping production time.

Chart 1: Detailed log of time and materials spent per individual work

Chart 2: The calculated rate of painting.

Graph 1: Pie graph depicting percent of production time by category of work.

Graph 2: Bar graph showing production time of individual works.

 

Presentation at 12.13.16 Studio Ajar 2 (Final Pr 2