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  1. Oct 2015
    1. Think about all of your personal creations over time, and identify something you’ve made that you liked. What is it? What about it reflects themes that you are drawn to and want to express through the creative process?

      These are really helpful questions to ask yourself if you plan on making a series of artworks.

    2. The knowledge and experience you gain from working within a well-defined set of parameters, while expressing yourself from a range of different perspectives within those parameters, allows you to nuance your compositions more subtly, purposefully and in greater depth and detail

      What creates a well-defied set of parameters? How would you know what is to hard and what is too easy in the process of making multiple variations of your piece?

    3. Elizabeth views making a sculpture as a learning experience. The more you do this kind of work, the faster you get.

    4. About how many of each piece would we make in order to effectively improve?

    5. How would you eventually develop and know what your signature style is? what if you don't enjoy that style of art as much as something else?

    6. Does this text imply that you should do multiple pieces for EVERY work you create in order to improve? Wouldn't it be better to create only one piece and make it perfect in one shot t improve?

    7. She uses material of lower quality in her art work to reflect the materials people who live in poor areas have to work with when they build their homes

    8. “If you produce a unified series or body of themed related works, you become the expert or authority on whatever thoughts, inspirations or ideas are embodied within that art.

      I can really relate to this because this is somewhat along the lines of what we're learning in school. This year in art we're really focusing on self-expression and how to show ourselves within our artwork. I like this quote because it displays what art is really about, our ideas embodied in one piece.

    9. and how she pushed her work to new heights with a lot of practice.

      But many artists don't get get the recognition they deserve. I believe its all about luck

    10. In other words, you’re able to more convincingly get your point across and to more profoundly connect with your audience

      Art is a way that people express their ideas without being judged by others.

    11. Elizabeth uses things she finds from her environment to make sculptures and works of art.

    12. although they’re not always perfect, the practice of art is what helps these artists generate a unique style

      This reminds me of when students ask how to get better at drawing. By practicing drawing, you gradually get more comfortable and improve your drawing skills.

    13. If you produce a unified series or body of themed related works, you become the expert or authority on whatever thoughts, inspirations or ideas are embodied within that art

      Does everyone accept all forms of art?

    14. Elizabeth uses line in her 3-D art works because she was influenced by artists' drawing from the past that use line.

    15. Artists create prints, books, sculptures, paintings, and many more objects,

      Art does not only have to consist of paintings but art is basically anything that you create. Art is when you use your imagination or skills.

    16. In order for an artist to create the "perfect" work, they need to patiently approach the work in different styles with different versions of the piece. This allows the artist to understand his or her signature style.

    17. Elizabeth uses things she finds from her environment to make sculptures and works of art.

    1. everyday rockers who want to be cozy,

      He makes these quilts for a specific group of people and he does not conform to what people outside the group care about

    2. traveled the world to exhibit his quilts in fine art and folk art museums

      By traveling all over the world, Venom is exhibiting his artwork to inspire people. Also, he does not only travel around the world to show the people his skills, but to get motivated from the designs of different cultures.

    3. developing folklore and personal symbolism through his quilts

      Venom is using his quilts to create stories and symbols. This shows how a piece of fabric can develop meaning. Quilts are usually plain and an old piece of fabric, but by adding pictures and symbols, it gives off a new meaning for creating quilts.

    4. Using traditional reuse and appliqué methods, Venom takes his inspiration from the historical and social aspect of quilting,

      The particular style of art that is being discussed in this article is punk rock. Venom supports punk rockers by creating quilts, which is a padding enclosed between layers of fabric. Quilts are typically applied in a decorative design. Venom was motivated from the ancient way of creating quilts.

    5. tackle this compelling question in order to figure out how one goes about developing a personal style that is recognizable and unique.

      Based on this article, the KQED Art School have asked many public artists to state a style of music that is recognizable and unique. Also, it is implied that the public artists are asked on how they developed their personal style. The question that was asked to these public artists was how they were able to develop their personal style.

    6. Venom also grew up as a member of the Atlanta punk rock scene

      The way he grew up influenced what he does for a living because most of his teen life he spent listening to punk rock in peoples garages backyards and homes in general. The way that local bands created their own merchandise and made their own displays made him understand how he could portray his own ideas on quilts.

    7. often made of recycled materials donated

      This was influenced by the women who would make quilts out of mens old clothes. It is good to reuse materials and it helps him create more quilts at less expense to him.

    8. developing a personal style

      Your style in art, describes aspects of your personality. It describes your interests. For example this artist was influenced by many punk merchandise that was sold often in his childhood.

    1. It's like looking at something under a microscope as opposed to giving it a casual passing glance. The closer you look, the more you see, and the more you see, the more fascinating it gets.

      This reminds me of an exhibition of Pablo Picasso's Las Meninas that I saw over the summer. Pablo Picasso drew about fifty paintings of his interpretation of the original las meninas painting and by doing this, he created a unified theme and I assume analyzed the painting thouroughly but for the viewer it was just mass obsession and repetition

    2. and buying nothing

      This is arguably the author's most important point. What our author explains is that this is geared towards the professional artist, not the simple layman artist. Our narrator explains that the average art buyer wants something to appeal to them easily. In a way, he expresses the cynical world of artselling. If you want to make money sometimes you have to do things you don't want to do.

    3. Now the easiest way to do that is to work in series-- to create unified, cohesive, coherent, related bodies of work

      Bamberger explains that by creating a series of artworks we can better understand a single one, thanks to association. This makes me question, what does he think of great paintings like the Mona Lisa which seem to have no predecessor nor follower?

    4. The idea of working in series or in distinct purposeful directions can actually be the opposite of condemning oneself to a life of sameness or repetition. The process is not about repetition at all, but rather about being able to explore, investigate, examine or address particular ideas, themes, issues, compositions, concepts or topics

      Do the artists need to submit all of the pieces that they were working on? or just the one that they think best defines themselves?

    5. The problem with the "I make whatever I feel like making whenever I feel like making it" approach to art is that when everything is different and there's no common thread, it's difficult for us to get a grip on where you're going, what you stand for, what your art is about.

      I definitely agree with this idea, however doesn't it make more sense that when an artist is going through a certain thing and the only way to express themselves is through art and whenever they want to make something, they should

    6. That's not only time consuming and labor intensive, but it's also confusing and in many cases, ultimately exhausting.

      For me this slightly backwards. Great paintings and peices of art should be able to tell you everything they mean in one work. They represent one thought. perhaps that thought ended on that painting. The artist is attempting to grow and present his or her thoughts. Whether that is accomplished in one canvas or many is solely up to them

    7. If you make art for the rest of us and you're interested in having us appreciate and understand what you're up to, you better make it in ways that give us a fighting chance to figure it out.

      Shouldn't art be also something that you make for yourself, and that you want to express your feelings for others, instead of making it for others?

    8. Many artists aren't fully aware of the advantages to creating multiple works of art around the same idea, theme, philosophy, concept, topic or subject matter.

      Does there always need to be a series of the same artworks? I don't think that making a series out of every work makes it unique but rather boring for viewers to have a series to decipher...

    9. If you make art for the rest of us and you're interested in having us appreciate and understand what you're up to, you better make it in ways that give us a fighting chance to figure it out.

      This comment seems to show that the writer of this article believes that there are certain standards for art that comes on show. This is actually contrary to what is usually said about art. The purpose of art is usually its great outlet for interpretation. Art is supposed to mean anything you want to believe. The modern art scene leaves the idea of the artist in the studio. It ius the mystery that is shown in the show

    1. Maya’s story is a reminder that gun violence doesn’t only affect direct victims and perpetrators. Bystanders, loved ones, and friends who witness shootings–even when no one gets physically hurt–can carry that experience with them, and can benefit from programs designed to help young people feel, and actually be, safe in their homes and communities

      Using a gun against someone else doesn't only affect the person it is used against. It can hurt many people around that person. People who loved the person can go into depression, and even commit suicide. Children can be affected deeply, becoming paranoid and going to gun violence themselves. I feel that people who have guns should be responsible, and if people can't do that, maybe it's better not to have guns at all.

    2. Being exposed to gun violence can have a deep impact on kids, including aggression, insomnia, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress.

      Many people want to be able to carry guns around, but they don't realized how having a gun, and needing to use it can affect a child. If everyone was responsible enough for one, than it wouldn't be so bad. Unfortunately, there are gangs,psychopaths, sociopaths, and mentally ill people that will use guns to kill others. These experiences can hurt children a lot. If you impact a child like this, they can grow up with difficulty, and might end up the same way as the shooter they witnessed.

    3. “I stopped playing outside like I used to,” she says. “I started paying attention to the noises outside my house and wherever I went. I listened for any angry voices or people yelling at each other, because arguments can escalate quickly into violence.

      Gun violence is affecting the way people live their lives. People are more cautious, which isn't always bad, but they are also frightened. Living your life being scared is not a good way to live it. The fact that people are expecting to hear a shot is very scary.

    4. . The most recent mass shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon (leaving 10 people dead and another seven injured) is sadly not unusual in this country: according to a crowd-sourced website called the Mass Shooting Tracker, there is a mass shooting (defined as four or more people shot in one incident) nearly every day.

      Gun violence is a serious threat in the community. So many people are hurt by crazy people with guns nearly everyday.

    1. Printmaking with Favianna Rodriguez

      Rodriguez uses art to describe problems around the world. It can be used as activism, and expresses her feelings. She talks about immigration and her experience, through symbols in her art. Printmaking can be reproduced and used to express ideas.

    1. Not only are we students paying higher tuition costs, but we still have to worry about the expenses that go along with living away from home for the first time.

      She believes that kids are paying an arm and a leg to leave home for the first time and have years in debt after their college tuition.

    1. Over a span of only seven years from 2006-2013, the population decreased by more than 50 percent.

      Because the government is not willing to spend money to protect these birds, the population has decreased by a lot.