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September 18, 2008

Creature/Landscape Collage

Here is my collage. I chose to use all images I had previously taken. Most of my creatures form is made up of images from the Lake Superior Zoo. I also used some human parts to put the image over the top a bit.


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New Media Art Book

One particular artist I was drawn to from our New Media Art book was Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. He is responsible for creating a piece called vectorial elevation. By setting up multiple spotlights in Mexico City he created an environment that users could manipulate via web. They would use a simple program to position the spotlights how they would please, and when they were next on the queue the spotlights would adjust. This gave everyday citizens a chance to create something that could be seen from over 20 km away on land and all over the world via web cam. Each participant would receive a web page featuring digital and photographic representations of their piece as well as the opportunity to voice their opinion in a blurb. I feel that giving many people the opportunity to have self expression is much like teaching art to children. Although it is not on such a large scale it would be quite easy to allow children to create works of art and have them put it on a website or blog for the whole world to see.

Digital Collage Brainstorm

-Collage of photos from a family vacation
-Use images of classmates to create various human like creatures
-Create new landscapes from images of nature.

Welcome to my Blog

Hi, my name is Andy Arkelin and I am a Junior at UMD. I am an Art Ed/Studio Art double major with an emphasis in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking. After attending UMD I plan on getting my MFA and hope to become a Professor of Art in the future.