Chapter 3 made me reflect on how I have come to where I am as an artist today. The drawing of the wolf represents that at some point every artist moves away from the basic projects that they are assigned to in school, they take the skills they have learned and go off on their own to make the greater and better. The same way a wolf will take its strengths and reputation to either start a new pack or be a pack on its own.
Ashley Hancock, 8.5×11, pencil on paper, 2017 In chapter three it talks all about art in society and how people see art as many different things. All throughout history and especially in today’s world art can mean many different things to many different people. So I decided to draw the shadow of my brother holding a pencil to symbolize the artist making works with their hands and I drew a music note being drawn to symbolize the art of music. Both symbols represent art but are two completely different things.
Ch 3, Brenna Bristow, sharpie. For this chapter I wanted to emphasize how an artist can face criticism for doing what they love merely because art isn’t viewed as a steady career. I wanted to show discourage and anger in the face to show how it feels to an artist as society tries tearing him or her down for their profession.
“Paths”. Mixed media 2017. Isabella Arredondo. Artist have to find their own path into the Art World, usually by themselves. The art word is different than any sort of job because there is no clear path or position waiting for you.
“Sense” Josephine Tonn, 8.5×11″, pencil, 2017.
“Hidden”, pencil, Aubrie, Torhorst, 2017 Chapter 3 reminded me of alleys found in big cities where hidden murals and various artworks are found. These artists get no reward and society often doesn’t see their artwork, but those who find them find such beauty in the work.
“Untitled”, Casey Fredrick, Pencil on paper, 2017. In chapter 3, the idea of creating art for society and to say something was discussed. I find this very important to me because I try to make all my pieces about society or about myself. I don’t just draw something to just get the assignment done. Yet, that’s exactly what I did for this piece. Rather than creating some glorious piece about something and that has meaning, I instead drew a girl. It’s an acceptable drawing, but it lacks meaning. It has potential, but could be better. And that’s what I feel alot of my pieces lately are like.
“Chapter 3” Sammy Mayer – In today’s society, artists seem sort of outcast for having their own path instead of taking a more traditional route.
I will venture to conclude, however, that what the arts were for – an embodiment and reinforcement of socially shared significance – is what we crave and are preishing for today.”
– Ellen Dissanayake
Does the artist have a role in today’s culture?
A lot of what Ted wrote made a lot of sence in relations to the art of today and society. I have thought about going into the art field many a times but the most common reply is that it doesn’t pay well if your not famous, you won’t get ahead in your life, you won’t ammound to anything, or you won’t have a successful life; or anything else on the lines of that. Also, to comment about how people don’t believe that art is relivant to making advances in the world or at all, they are very wrong. In early times that’s all that people did. They thought deeply about things, invented and disovered and they made art; lots and lots of it. Just think, eveything around you is art. Architecture is art. At first only well off people got extravigant houses which they payed artist to make. Or they payed them to make sculpures to decorate their houses with. Art was also made to educate people, like in churches. When people couldn’t read they could look at the stain glass and know the story. Also think about all the progress people made durring the renaissance peroid and how it has effected society today. Like Ted said, if people would support the arts in their community, then the world would turn out to be a much better place.