In today's class my triad (Oli, Iuliia and I), thought through some edits on the intro copy and how it could relate to our final piece for this class. We decided to make our stories about the collections of artists or designers work; how they have progressed, how they have changed, how they have been influenced by their surroundings, and possibly how they have influenced it. Originally we were going to write about Black Cat Alley, but now we want to open up what our pieces are about, as the intro copy has gotten more generalized than we anticipated. When we were considering Black Cat Alley, we wanted to include a timeline showing when the piece we chose were created (one at the beginning of the gallery’s operation, one towards the middle, and one that has recently been installed). I can now see us use this format for our own research, and the timeline graphics/narrative will tie our stories together.
Personally, I would want to write about a toy designer, as I am interested in getting into that industry (as I’ve stated before). However, I don’t expect to find much toy design locally. To get around finding “toy design” per-se, I want to find an artist or designer that is “playful” that can “inspire” toy design, or uses toys as a medium (such as vinyl toys, I already talked about Connor Kriha in my last blog post). I would also be open to looking at other artists to anything that inspires me, as long as there is a collection of their work available for me to analyze.
While reading Todd Mrozinski’s article, Why I love “Degas to Picasso”, I was interested in how he was moved by so many juxtaposed pieces of art. To me, I find it hard to fully appreciate art in museums without knowing the background of the artist or the time it was made before going. I think our goal as a class should be to make our series like this exhibition, that we allow for a reader to be moved by multiple pieces of juxtaposed art. However, since we are writing articles, we can add thorough context an exhibit might not be able to provide.
What artwork inspires you? How do you think it fits within the context of your life? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time!