Untitled: Herbert Ferber

Herbert Ferber was among the leading sculptors of the Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1950s. In 1972, the American Dental Association commissioned this sculpture by Ferber, who held a degree in dentistry. It was donated to the City of Chicago in 1992. In describing this particular artwork, Ferber explained, “The important thing about this sculpture is…

Keith Haring: Crack is Wack

“Crack is Wack” is a public art display by Kieth Haring located in New York City on a handball court at 128th Street and 2nd Avenue. It was inspired by the crack epidemic in the city and was created by Haring without permission from the city. However once Haring completed the project, it was immediately…

Data Art

This article talks about data art and how it comes to be. Data can come from anything in nature and can easily be transformed into a variety of images. This art form combines the algorithms of our lives and what we visually see. The art, therefore, is completely deliberate, even though it can sometimes appear…

Art with Processing

I came across this project created with Processing. At a first glance, it looks like a GPS map, however it actually represents bike routes in three cities: New York, Berlin, and London. These cities were chosen due to their large biking populations and programs (Citi Bike, Call a Bike, Santander Cycles). The birdseye view allows viewers to interactively…

World of Wearable Art

The World of Wearable Art organization, based in New Zealand, holds a competition every year for artists around the world. Their task is to create some “garment” that they created. The entries are generally very “outrageous” and “unique”. They are made of all different materials, utilize various colors, and range in size. Even though they are all…

Animation 101: What makes a good Short Film?

I came across an article that talks about what makes a short animation successful. The author says that every short animation needs : 1.Original Technique: Try something that has never been done. Originality makes you stand out. 2. Appealing Story or Characters: Make a story that people can relate to, or talk about your personal…

BrainPOP: Digital Animation

I remember watching Tim and Moby in BrainPOP movies in my sixth grade science class. BrainPOP created short animations answering various scientific questions. These animations featured two main characters and tracked their journey to learn new information. I came across this video explaining how these animations are made. They begin with recording the script, and then the…

Inktober

Inktober takes place during the month of October and is a time for artists to create 31 drawings in 31 days. The rules are simple, all you have to do is follow the prompt for the five day to create an ink drawing and post it online with the hashtags #inktober and #inktober2016. Some of the…

Clet:Modifying Street Signs

During my search for icon inspiration for my street sign, I came across the artist Clet Abraham, a man who lives in Florence. Clet Abraham, also known as “Clet”, modifies common street signs to give them a new, deeper meaning. For example, a dead end sign is turned into a crucifix with Jesus stapled on, a…

Navigation Chart

Our class discussion last week about visual mapping reminded me of the Navigation Charts I learned about last year in AP Art History. These wooden maps were made by the local people of The Marshall Islands in eastern Micronesia, an area with more than one thousand islands across an area of several hundred miles. The…

Photosounder

Similar to what we are doing in class, Photosounder is a program that creates images from sound. These images, however, are not designed by individuals, but rather by an “omnipotent synthesis algorithm”. After the initial image is created, the designer comes in. Photosounder allows you to edit the creation in ways similar to how you would edit an image…