Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

Olivia Junghans, Student Work

For this project I was inspired by the history of St. Augustine and how over time even the rocks can be broken and disintegrate. I was inspired by a video of a man practicing the art of rock balancing. 

I decided it was fitting, how precarious some of the older St. Augustine houses sit. They seem to balance on the coquina and wood that is some 400 years old giving me the idea to create an ephemeral representation of the houses I walk by ever day. 

* Not shortly after, through rain and wind, my piece was knocked down, further proving my stance

For this next piece  I was interested in light and how water reflects light. I decided to go out at night when the lights would be most visible and cause movements in the water to see what would happen to the light. I would wait and let the ripples/ energy calm before I made my next movement to stay true to the ephemeral aspect of the project.

I decided on the name Conductor as water is a low conductor of electricity, but I also felt like I was conducting a visual rhythm through the water. 

Materials used were artificial lights in the environment and my body.

Mary Beth Hietapelto, Student Work

My inspiration for this drawing was scopophobia, the fear of being watched. I always suspect that someone can see inside my large well lit windows at night. I was hoping to have more lit windows in my photos, but once I started experimenting and using flash, my neighbors scopophobia must have kicked in because everyone turned off the lights and drew the blinds. 

I chose this location because of the length of the boardwalk. I used sticks to mirror the linear element that originally attracted me to this landscape. My goal was to have the sunrise cast long shadows down the boardwalk, but the last two days were too overcast. 

Andrea Broderick, Student Work

Cynthia Rountree, Student Work

This mark was inspired by the little detail in the architecture of the back of Ponce De Leon Hotel. The bricks around the concrete formed the shape of a cross. With that idea I decided to instead of make the shape from the outside, I’d fill in the shape using the materials from around the gate itself. The cross was made using mostly sticks found, while also using some branches, leaves, and Spanish moss to re-create the darker tones that appeared in the concrete.  

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fall 2017

Below is a list of assignments we are doing this semester.
Guidelines for each assignment located in right category column, alphabetical order.
Some assignments have examples of student work.

Short Term Assignments
White Paper Drawings
Eraser Drawings
Ephemeral Marks in the Landscape
Response Drawing
Memory Drawing

Long Term Assignments
Drawing Collection
Transformation Drawing
Multiple Panel Drawing