My name is Ethan and I make art because it is fun to do with my friends. I often made artistic decisions based on however I was feeling that day or what my friends recommended me to do. My objective in this class was to make as many works with unique materials at possible, especially if I don’t have access to them at home. Therefore my works are made with many different materials and techniques. My art was sometimes hard to connect to me because I tried the best I could to do new stuff, and most of the time, new stuff is new because it doesn’t relate to my life. So I think my art relates to me by not relating to me.
Reflection 1. A project I would change this semester was the Jeep project. I was very excited with it but ended up being absent for the majority of the workdays. I wasn’t able to finish and it ended up becoming a broken down Jeep. This was displeasing but I can live with it. I would have not missed those days if I could have.
Reflection 2. This semester I really enjoyed working with oil pastels. These are pastels made of colorful oil. I really like it because it is easy to correct mistakes with, the colors are very vibrant, and they are soft and pleasant to work with. I made an abstract security cam piece and a nice picture of the Earth.
Reflection 3. I overcame multiple obstacles in my Earth project with oil pastels. My problems were I didn’t know how to get my oil thick and I didn’t know how to properly texture the wavy sands of the Sahara. I overcame both these obstacles by practicing on a separate sheet of paper to see what would work.
I am an aspiring artist who is interested in learning and exploring art. I always try to do new things and expand my artistic horizon. I don't intend on a career in art so the more broadly I can learn the better.