I recently attended the VCLS lecture by Dan Goods. He is a visual strategist for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Silicon Valley, California. He has a degree in Graphic design but he currently works in creating large artist exhibits using a variety of technologies. Since he works for NASA, he has access to a variety of unique materials that nobody else can have access to. For example he used this unique gel substance that is made of 98 percent air to project light through and make an eye catching exhibit. He also created this E cloud exhibit at the San Jose airport. He used light crystal panels suspended from the ceiling to show the weather patterns of various major cities. This was so popular that he created a similar exhibit in Atlanta that shows planes flying in and out of the airport. He has a unique approach to art and I think its something that everyone should keep in mind. In a highly competitive field such as graphic design, artists with new unique ideas are the ones who will get the jobs.
February 2011 Archives
I don't think any of the images I created would pass copyright laws due to the fact that I used the recognizable characters from the paintings in every one of my remixes. Even though I distorted them a bit they're still recognizable. They're okay for educational purposes but I couldn't reproduce any of them for profit.
For the next assignment I'm choosing to work with
(Canadian, Ahnisnawbe, b.1949)
Painting Tomorrow's Dream
acrylic on canvas, 48" x 36"
Gift of Sivertson Gallery, Duluth
I like this piece because it is a tribal style image and I like the use of bright colors. It's an abstract piece and I think I can make some interesting compositions using pieces of this work.
This blog is maintained by Andy Sink. I'm a graphic design major with a minor in Business Administration at UMD. I transferred here from Lake Superior College with an Associate of arts degree and hope to officially be in the program during the middle of this semester.
Here is the link to the gallery of the images
Here is a general idea for an installation
There are 4 members in our group and we haven't decided on installation process yet but this is just my take on it.