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Subtraction

I erased all of the advertisements and some of the text. It is interesting to see what is left after all the information has been stripped from the website. “This is only a representation” is a phrase that embodies the virtual world. When I get an instant message on facebook, it is a representation of a conversation. When I get a friend request, it’s almost like a signed document declaring that this person and I are actually friends. I chose to keep the facebook logo (changed the font) just because it is a concept used for communication purposes.

Photoshop Tennis

Step 1: original image

Step 2: Alessandra

Step 3: Reed

Step 4: Alessandra

Step 5: Reed

We both made two changes to the original photo.

Photoshop

Experiment


Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass

And if you don’t think Luncheon in the Grass could get any weirder..




FIRST POST. Exciting, yes?

My name is Alessandra Gomez, and I graduated high school from the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. I’ve worked in metals, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, painting, and photo. I am now a student at SAIC in the painting department, but I might explore different departments in the future. I hope to improve in Dan Gustin’s figure painting class and change the way that I see light, form, and space. I want to become more exacting with the way that I mix colors and render an image. I hope to experiment and explore video and performance art in my CORE class because I haven’t had any prior experience. Oh, this is also my first blog. I can’t wait to make my own website near the end of the semester because I have no idea how to make one on my own. Bye!

PS-The image is a piece that I made senior year in metals class. I melted scrap metal into an ingot, then spent weeks stretching, hammering, cleaning (patina and rouge), and soldering.

Reported injuries while making the piece:

  1. Shocked myself on accident (thanks to the Pickle). Pickling is a metal surface treatment used to remove impurities, such as stains, inorganic contaminants, rust or scale, from ferrous metals, copper, and aluminum alloys.[1] A solution called pickle liquor, which contains strong acids, is used to remove the surface impurities. It is commonly used to descale or clean steel in various steelmaking processes.
  2. Accidentally hit my hand with the hammer, luckily, it was a raw hide hammer
  3. …used a lot of bandaids

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