“Chapter 1” Kennedy Lindeman, Pencil on Paper, 2017
While reading chapter 1, I reflected on how differently everyone views the world. In my drawing, I have half of a glass of water and another half of an empty glass that is upside down, this drawing represents how opposite peoples view points can be one simple subject, the clear water and glass representing the subject. I feel this piece can be seen in multiple way depending on how you look at it which is what I wanted, since it is supposed to represent how every individual sees and understands the world differently.
“Untitled”, Casey Fredrick, Pencil on paper, 2017. In chapter one we read about making sense of the world and learning to look at it in new ways. What someone may see as important may be completely unnoticeable and unimportant to another. For me, I always draw birds. I draw them over and over again. I’m always watching for birds and drawing them too.
Chapter 1, Alex Boho, Pencil on Paper, 2017
Untitled, Brenna Bristow, Pencil, 2017. The first chapter emphasizes viewing art in different perspectives. In this quick sketch I made, there is a person who is learning and observing through a new perspective.
Chapter 1, Molly Manthei, Pen on Paper, 2017
“Making Sense of the World”, Mike Bink, 2010
“Chapter 1” Sammy Mayer. Pencil on Paper. Artists stand out in the world, away from the mainstream crowd, and see the beauty beyond the rush.
“Chapter 1” Untitled. Isabella Arredondo. Pencil on paper. Perspective and how we try to make sense if the world by fitting pieces together
“Kitchen View” Ashley Hancock -In Chapter one the author discusses how in order to understand the world and our surroundings, artists discover ideas through observation. In my sketch book I drew a simple perspective sketch of my kitchen and as people walked through or did something in the the kitchen I would make a quick mark of their body figure and movement. This relates to chapter one because I took a place I am commonly in in my house and observed what went on there.
“Chapter 2” Kennedy Lindeman, Pen on Paper, 2017
Chapter 1 made me think of each artist’s personal connection and interpretation of the world. Only they experience the exact reality they live, therefore their artwork is the only expression of their personal world.
“Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.” – Groucho Marx
What are we really doing when we make art?
I personally believe (and I could be way wrong on this) that Mr. Orland was trying to convey the message that each of us no matter what walk of life we may take have a different way of “seeing” the world. Nobody is wrong or better than another person. It is simply the things that are more important to us. The mushroom farmer is obviously more concerned with finding mushrooms than how nice a piece of work in an art gallery looks. When making art one is simply putting their view of the world onto the paper. Challenges that arise may be that we are not yet “being ‘there’ in that place” meaning to our work, not having that experience yet. Art to me is 90% experience and 10% skill. I’d even go so far as to say that it’s 99% experience. All in all, it is very much trial and error or figuring out what does and doesn’t work.
Chapter 1 Sketches – 2017