My Pecha Kucha went a little something like this…
”In my Pecha Kucha, I wish to show how I think and see differently as a result of this class. My views on fine art and design have significantly changed as well as how equal their relationship is to each other. In a nutshell; I think design is art, and art is design. These are now my personal views and I have seen them carry into some of my recent work...”
“I think that watching the movie Wasteland really gave me an interesting view on art and design together.
I saw along the emotional and inspirational journey Vik Muniz took, he created fine art with designed products even though they were trash.”
“This journal entry was just notes I took on Wasteland.
During the movie I thought about what art means to people.
I kept finding connections to the answers i had about art with things i started thinking about design.
like for instance i wrote that “art should be explained in a way that relates to you if you have a different view point from the creator.” and at the same time, designers take functional objects, and practically make them into art. we as consumers understand the function and aesthetically appreciate the way they look.”
“It led me to look into more trash as art. This is where I found artist couple Tim Noble and Sue Webster.
They use the shapes of products to make literally a big mound of trash.
But the trash gives form to an actual work of art. I just really thought this was cool.”
“Our class went to visit Design within Reach, and it was a very eye opening experience.
All of the furniture I saw had a lot of thought put into them.
They had good design and clear functionality, but I definitely saw them as art.”
“My sketches aren’t amazing but you can see the possible confusion of how the designs maybe be art.
I think even the fact of having to sketch them made me notice contours and shape more.”
to be continued…