Presentation on theme: "SHALENI SINGH THEME: BIOLOGY TESTING LEVEL: STANDARD LEVEL, OPTION A IB ART 2 SEMESTER FINAL."— Presentation transcript:
SHALENI SINGH THEME: BIOLOGY TESTING LEVEL: STANDARD LEVEL, OPTION A IB ART 2 SEMESTER FINAL
CANDIDATE STATEMENT Through my journey of art I have focused on biology. Considering that biology is a study that is so broad, my art has only focused on the plant and animal kingdoms. I can recall when I first researched images on biology and its relation to art, there were only three to four relevant images. Thus, I wanted to exemplify the message that science can also be art via my art pieces, but I knew it would be a challenge. Some weaknesses that I saw in my art pieces related to the subject matter itself. Considering that biology is a solid topic, I didn’t know how to depict parts of the body in an artistic way, which made it seem more like a medical illustration instead of art. Also, at times I felt I did not have solid and accurate transitions from one art piece to another, making my circle of art unorganized. On the contrary, a strength I saw in my work was being able to have strong cultural connections. With this, I managed to have a symbolic connection in my art, allowing me to ultimately have theory of knowledge connections. Also, in order to overcome my weaknesses, my exploration with different media, such as encaustic media, allowed me to preserve the artistic aspects of some pieces, although my main media was acrylic paint on canvas. In regards to the artists I researched, majority of my artist connections are to artists who are not well renowned. Such artists include Casey Reas, Steven Montgomery, Bonnie MacLean, and Joan Berg Victor. Other artists that I researched include Jasper Johns, Jackson Pollock and Banksy. With the specific techniques of these artists and the help of many cultural connections, I believe I have accomplished my goal of showing that science can also be art.
“Cherry Blossoms Through The Seasons” Size: 40.6 x 50.8 cm Date Completed: July 2011 Artist: Leonid Afremov Culture: Japanese culture Media/Technique: Acrylic Influence: Backyard Opinion: - Like the blue sky Find the structure of the tree to be too perfect. Need to add roots. Don’t like the green area in the spring season.
“Chlorophyll Dripping” Size: 27.9 x 35.6 cm Date Completed: August 2011 Artist: - Culture: American Culture Media/Technique: Acrylic Influence: Previous project Opinion: Wish there were more leaves Would change shades of green
“How Long Are Your DNA Fragments?” Size: 27.9 x 35.6 cm Date Completed: August 2011 Artist: - Culture: Cultural Identity? Media/Technique: Acrylic Influence: Gel Electrophoresis Lab Opinion: One of my favorites: Very modern Like the color scheme Would like to change the thick bar in the 5 th column Don’t like the transition between this project and previous project
“Le Cardiovasculare” Size: 40.6 x 40.6 Date Completed: September 2011 Artist: Jasper Johns Culture: - Media/ Technique: Acrylic Influence: Jasper Johns’ “Three Flags” Opinion: Too simple Unfortunate to not have a cultural connection
“Which Side Are You On?” Size: 35.6 x 40.6 cm Date Completed: October 2011 Artist: - Culture: Indian (chakra) Media/ Technique: Acrylic, Encaustic (Crayons) Influence: Secrets of the Mind (NOVA video) Opinion: Like the encaustic part - wish I could add musical notes to encaustic part
“The Neuron” Size: 25.4 x 22.9 x 2.5 cm Date Completed: November 2011 Artist: - Culture: Indian (chakra) Media/ Technique: Acrylic/Gloss Paint on Wood Influence: Artist from USC Art Booklet Opinion: value the 3 –D aspect of it Wouldn’t change anything about it
“Endocrine” Size: 30.4 x 40.6 cm Date Completed: December 2011 Artist: Steven Montgomery Culture: Indian (Chakra) Media/ Technique: Acrylic/ Cubism Influence: Steven Montgomery’s “Nuclear Ambience” Opinion: Looks like a cartoon Not my favorite art piece
“Breathe” Size: 30.4 x 40.6 cm Date Completed: December 2011 Artist: Bonnie MacLean Culture: - Media/ Technique: Gloss, Acrylic Paint Influence: Christine Song’s PowerPoint Opinion: Too bright
Bonnie MacLean Poster Main inspiration image of Bonnie MacLean
IN PROGRESS My two remaining pieces will focus on the plant spectrum of biology.
“Exhale” Artist: Joan Berg Victor Inspiration: “Breathe” piece Media/ Technique: Wood Natural materials, such as oil pastel Selected Plant: Chrysanthemum Far Right: Joan Berg Victor’s “Ruffled Hibiscus”
Piece for College Art Supplements Might be last piece Representation of internal plant structure Media/Technique: String