Saturday, August 19, 2017

National Taiwan University of the Arts

Three students of the national taiwan university of the arts have created 100 popsicles made from polluted waters of taiwan’s lakes, rivers, beaches and ports to raise awareness on the problem of pollution. setting aside the flavor, the polluted water popsicles contain collected sewage samples that were first frozen and then preserved in polyester resin. wrapped in packaging also designed by the team, the project highlights the contrast between what is beautiful and what is problematic for the environment.

Elements & Principles of Art

Elements of Art

(building blocks of visual art)

Example of a line.


Line is the path of a point moving through space.

Example of shape/form

Shape / Form

Shape implies spatial form and is usually perceived as two-dimensional. Form has depth, length, and width and resides in space. It is perceived as three-dimensional.

Example of color


Colors all come from the three primaries and black and white. They have three properties – hue, value, and intensity.

Example of value


Value refers to relative lightness and darkness and is perceived in terms of varying levels of contrast.

Example of texture


Texture refers to the tactile qualities of a surface (actual) or to the visual representation of such surface qualities (implied).

Example of space/perspective

Space / Perspective

Space refers to the area in which art is organized. Perspective is representing a volume of space or a 3-dimensional object on a flat surface.

Principles of art

(use or arrangement of the building blocks of visual art)

Example of pattern


Pattern refers to the repetition or reoccurrence of a design element, exact or varied, which establishes a visual beat.

Example of Rhythm / Movement

Rhythm / Movement

Rhythm or movement refers to the suggestion of motion through the use of various elements.

Example of Proportion / Scale

Proportion / Scale

Proportion is the size relationship of parts to a whole and to one another. Scale refers to relating size to a constant, such as a human body.

Example of balance


Balance is the impression of equilibrium in a pictorial or sculptural composition. Balance is often referred to as symmetrical, asymmetrical, or radial.

Example of unity


Unity is achieved when the components of a work of art are perceived as harmonious, giving the work a sense of completion.

Example of emphasis


Emphasis refers to the created center of interest, the place in an artwork where your eye first lands.

Savanna Jones, Student Work

Friday, August 18, 2017

Zach Nichols, Student Work

Wood, paint, ink, paper mache boxes
2.5' x 2' x 2"

The idea for this piece stemmed from bee's honeycombs and the function of a beehive. On my map their are three levels and each represents the social class system similar to that of a beehive.

In process photos:

Emily Lemp, Student Work

Wood, paint, metal screen, nails, bolts.
37" x 23" x 2" 

I grew up in Long Island, New York. The materials and color are significant to my memories of the place.  The bolts represent areas on Long Island that are important to me. 

Lauren Mason, Student Work

Materials: Foam board, Paper, Tracing paper, Gesso, Gel medium, Ink, Pastels, Wood Glue
Dimensions: 26" x 18.5" x 2.1"

In process photo:

Research Images:

Adrian Colburn

Matt Shilan

Grace Bonney

Lauren Curtis, Student Work


Foam, Stonehendge paper, tracing paper, matte gel medium, glue, ink, gesso, balsa wood

17" x 10" x 4"


I wanted to map a person's insecurities. I wanted to map a person who looks like they have everything together, but are really just as messed up and unsure of themselves as everyone else. I wanted it to looked graphic and organic at the same time. I wanted the front to look sleek and put together, and everything behind it to look messy and disorderly; the paper's peeling, the wood is crooked.

In process photos. 

Research images:

Karen Margolis

Louise Nevelson

Carrie Dickens