The artist that was the most interesting and stood out to me was Helen Marten. The particular piece of art I was drawn to was a 3D pear shaped clock mounted on wooden planks. On the clock is a face drawn in either ink or paint with faces all around. The pair shaped clock is uniquely mounted onto a unordinary wooden frame.  Since the frame is part of the piece, it creates some variety, linear versus organic
shape with the pear. The two pairing together harmonize well together.  Each face on the clock appears to have a different emotion on the face, which makes me want to know why. 
    Thinking deeper with that, I thought about different body shapes. The Frame around the pear clock has 2
vertical parallel planks and 2 horizontal parallel planks, which makes me, think of scale. The pear is also used sometimes to describe a body shape. The different faces on the clock have different emotions. I came up with the conclusion that the artist was trying to convey self image.  The frame and the pair relate to scale and body shapes so they relate to each other and the different emotions expressed ties it together, making it clear that everyone is different, different moods, attitudes and body shapes so that is why
I think the artist intended to display self image in this unique way. 
     The reason I like this piece is because of its uniqueness in a sculptural aspect. I assume it is functional and is displayed in a creative way. With all of the different elements added it creates a narrative, which creates some thought to the viewer. It keeps the attention of the viewer because you want to examine every aspect, to make a conclusion about the intent.

· Marisa Merz- Her piece looks like it was done with oil pastels on maybe a brown piece
of paper. In my opinion it lacks a lot, although it has nice colors, there are
too many different kind of marks that do not unify, I think it needs a lot of

 · Walter De Maira- This piece is 3D with metal pipes arranged on the ground. In my opinion this piece is
obviously linear which can be good, but it is kind of boring I think another
element is needed. 
Varda Caivano- This piece looks like paint on a canvas but im not quite sure if that is all. In my
opinion I think it is interesting that I’m not sure of what exactly this person
use to create this piece, I also think it has a nice color scheme the red really
pops with the black and minimal blue. However the bottom of the piece and the
top of the piece don’t really relate to one another and they need to be tied in,
I think the whole piece needs to be tied together more honestly, there is a lot
going on.
·Kamikaze Loggia- this piece is 3D with steel bent into different shapes. There is a lot
of different shapes with in the steel, but there is not much to look at, I
glance at this piece and move on, it does not interest me in the least, it would
be nice to see maybe some depth in the piece bc right now im just looking at
flat bars which is not what you want in a 3D element. 
·Enrico David- This piece is im guessing yarn on a canvas. This piece has a lot of
repetitive information and the two colors used contrast really well together, I
do think that repetition is a good element to use but in my opinion it could be
used in a less dependent way.
·Henrik Olesen- This piece is a lot of words written and scratched out, also different
pieces of known objects in little pieces. This piece is bizarre I’m not sure
what to really say. This artist is obviously trying to make a statement but I’m
not sure as to what. There needs to be something evident to relate all of these
pieces and make it more clear to the viewer.

 · Sarah Lucas- This is a metallic sculptural piece. It appears to be a distorted human
figure and it is displayed in a unique way. It also has some hints of yellow
which adds some variety to the piece as a whole.

 ·James Lee Byars- This is a 3D gold bar with a couple letters encrypted in it. Although
like every piece of art, it has the elements and principle of design, it is not
very unique, nothing is making me want to keep looking at it. I think if some
texture was added or maybe a design carved into it,it would make it more
·Mark Manders- a sculptural human figure with limbs missing. This piece has a very
creative use of composition, the placement of the form and the missing of limbs
it is a bold piece. 
·Carol Rama- this is a piece with 3d and 2d elements, it has what looks like maybe a
window effect with a painting inside as if you were looking out the window to
the scene painted. In my opinion I do admire the creativity, but it is very
monotonous and could use some depth.
·John bock- A large board that you can actually go inside and see a maget in a jar.
This piece is by far the strangest thing is have ever seen. I do have to say
that it is very creative and I think it is really cool that it looks like just a
board but the fact that you can actually go inside is cool. In my opinion if you
are going to have something to go inside of I would like to see something
interesting, a maget in a jar is just not. I think there is definitely room for
this artist to go further with what’s inside.
· Hans josephsohn- clay form. This piece has some (very little) texture and a some
color variation. In my opinion honestly this piece is just a big blob, the
texture needs to be pushed further and there could be something carved into it,
or some other element tied in. 

· Danh Vo- Fabric with print draped over boards.  The composition is
interesting the way it is drapped it creates wrinkles and shadows in the fabric
to give it some depth and variation. The print itself could use a bit more

 ·James Richards- this piece appears to me as a woven design but im not sure. This piece
is interesting in that you don’t know exactly what was used.  The texture adds a lot to this piece and was executed well.

·Daniel Hesidence- im just going to guess that this piece is paint that has been
scratched in certain areas which is interesting. It has a lot of movement,
texures and colors, but it could be a bit more harmonized. 
·Greta bratescu- a sheet  that was stained an dyed with some stitching. This piece has a lot of
different things going on, a lot of variation. The colors harmonize together and
the stitching is a cool element added. 

· Harun Farocki- looks like a projection of 
2 people next to a sculpture with their hands in its mouth.  I feel as though the artist was trying to point out something with this
being displayed on the projection, but I’m not sure of the importance. 
· Simon Denny- looks
like this artist has taken photographs of machines and computers and turned them
into 2d. interesting concept but it is a little chaotic, it could use something
to maybe neutralize some of the chaos or tone it down some. 
· Lynette Yiadom- looks like a painting but could be a chalk or pastel. The perception of
space is used effectively and the tones are all muted but there is a pop of
color that accentuates the piece. 

· Jos de gruyter- film about clay made forms. This is very confusing to me I don’t
understand what is going on it the film. It needs to be more clear. It doesn’t
look like he tried to make a believeable setting and believeable character forms
which probably has a purpose, but why?
· Pamela Rosenkranz-  A blue sheet with clear bubble like forms maybe has something to do
with chemical reactions. There are shapes/forms and shadows casted in the blue
to create some variety. The bulky squares at the top are the focal point because
they contrast with the rest and it works. 
· Trisha Donnelly- looks like a plaster block that has been carved into. The carvings that
  were made in the plaster are nice but it needs something more added to it, in
  my opinion the economic approach does not work for this because the carvings
  made are not enough to leave it as is.
· Rudolf Stingel- this piece has a lot of patterned walls in a room and there is a canvas
with a painting hanging. I think that is very wise to have something very
low-key on the wall with such a busy background, it is effective. 
·    Yuksel Arslan- this piece looks like it was stained and then maybe charcoal or graphite
was used to make the little designs. I really enjoy how intricate this piece is,
there is a lot to look at and I admire the detail. 

·Christopher William- I believe this piece is a photograph. 
It has a lot of linear aspects and some repetition, but also very low
key.  The main focus is the middle with all of the lines forking out either side of the
form, it does have a lot of elements but it could use some thing to make it more

 · Katrin Sigurdardottir-  3D platform.
Very  decorative design and compostion is creative I think it is effective in
that aspect.

 ·Lawrence Weiner- text on a blue wall. This piece is very bland. The text could be used in
a more creative way, I don’t think it is bold enough to stand alone. 
· Mathias Poledna- drawn scenery behind a cartoon character on screen. I think this is
very unique. The scenery contrasted from the style of the cartoon is
aesthetically pleasing and well

I found this on instagram and I thought it was a unique way to display the St. Marks square in Venice. The artist's name is Conrado Almada. It inspired me because it wasn't just a regular painting or drawing of the city, it was much more interesting. I'm so excited only 19 more days until we leave :)!!!


    I'm Christine. I am a very proud art major and soon to be an artist with a degree!! My style is experimenting and trying to recreate things with textures and 3-d elements. Sky is the Limit with my art, you never know what your going to get!


    June 2013