Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Project 1, Science related.

For our first drawing III project we are to select a topic within science and ask a question. Through research and dialogue we will than create work from this and hopefully gain a better understanding of the topic.

This past semester in advanced life drawing I had chosen to research the topic of cloning, which in this case is very closely related to science. My research led me to new discoveries and through my work I was led in different directions. I felt near the end of the semester my work was leaning more towards the connection, possibilities and fictional creations of both human and animal. 

This is where my ideation for drawing III came in. Staying in the realms of science I wish to explore the relations of human and animal. I am interested in what makes us so very different, and what makes us very alike. How do we place ourselves above something just as alive as we are? I wish to explore this topic in a more humorous and illustrative way, juxtaposing our daily routines with the routines of an animal. Maybe even creating my own creatures in the process. I found a few artists who have stayed within these similar areas of the junction of nature, animal and culture. 
  • Nicolas Primat: sculpure, video, and drawings
  • Kira O'Reilly: performance
  • Jill Greenberg: photographer
  • Russ Mills: illustrator
  • Delaney Jane Larson: drawings, paintings, print and sculpture
  • Jenny Kendler: drawings, paintings, photography

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