Saturday, April 25, 2009


The following is a mural on Duke's Graffiti wall. The subject is Anansi, the African Folk Hero. According to legend, the sky god gave all the stories in the world to Anansi. That is what this mural represents.

IVP3 - Kojo

My final project was a story about the African Folk Hero, Anansi. I was unable to upload any video to the blog; however, if you follow this link, you can watch the entire thing on youtube.

IVP2 - Chelsea Canepa - Questions of Life

As a whole, the five posters I created address the social object and dynamic of questions. My artwork displays the beginning framework to the endless questions of life. Questions seek answers, and within each of my philosophical questions the answer is positioned in the visual center. Although this placement may appear clear to the omniscient eye, in reality the truth is often obscured by unforeseen circumstances of the present.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Madeline L -IVP3

For our final project I tried to explore the idea of perfection.  I combined images of "perfect people" in their own field to combine into a a mask of an ideal.  I express non-linearity and time through a continuosly looping video. 

Madeline L -IVP2

Writing has been the foundation of communication and knowledge from the beginnings of human civilization.  Our ability to translate perceptions of the world through word is a defining quality of our identity as complex social beings.  To illustrate the social nature of books, my composition attempts to illustrate the global, and historical importance of writing.

Composition 2A - Kristin Oakley

I tried to show depth here using a pair of heels, I thought the red sole would contrast nicely with the darkness given my lack of light. The pearls are there to serve as a standard of distance.

Suarez IVP2

IVP#2 - Kristin Oakley

My project for IVP#2 was based on fabric as a social object. Fabric comes in many shapes sized textures etc. These pictures are based on a larger work that uses fabric to fill a void.

IVP3-Maria Suarez and Marquise Eloi-9 Happenings in 3 Parts

For our project we drew inspiration from the artist Allan Kaprow. He is famous for producing the 18 Happenings in 6 Parts and has forever changed the definition of a happening. A happening is a performance, event or situation meant to be considered as art. Happenings take pace anywhere, are often multi-disciplinary, often lack a narrative and frequently seek to invlove the audience in some way. We decided to take this definition to heart and produce a similar event, the 9 Happenings in 3 parts. The 30 second clip is one of the happenings we included in the project. We had a performance component for our presentation but weren't able to accomplish it in the setting. However, we feel that the video accompanied with performance art truly portrays what a happening is and gives credit to Kaprow's interesting take on lifelike art.

Composition 2a-Kayla Kirk

I attempted to show depth through the layering of my CD's. The different colors and patterns emphasize depth.