- Owl plate
- Softball box
- Jeep box
- Mountain outlines tray
- Softball field in tray
- Sunset made out of flowers
1. Explain your process. Pretend you are talking to someone who has never done this before.
First I made a 20 item list of ideas, then I narrowed it down to one. Next, I took my linoleum and traced it onto a piece of paper (twice) I then proceeded to draw my owl two different ways. Once I was done drawing them in pencil I then went over the parts I wanted dark with a marker and the parts I wanted white with wite out. After looking at both drawing I picked the best one. Next I turned the piece of paper over (my drawing on one side and blank on the other). I ran a pencil over the back of my piece, then I flipped the paper back over so my drawing is seen on top. I put the linoleum underneath the drawing and then trace over my drawing so it transfers onto the linoleum. Once the drawing is completely traced I went over it with sharpie so it will stay on the linoleum. Then I proceeded to use the carving utensil to cut away the places I would like to be white. Once the white is completely cut out I took ink on a metal sheet and roll it out with a roller till it has an orange peel consistency. Then I took my linoleum and rolled the ink onto it. I cut out a 6in by 8in piece of paper and pressed it onto the linoleum so the ink would transfer onto the piece of paper. I did that five times to insure I got the best piece I could.
2. How did you incorporate the theme of "line" in your piece?
I used line to create the outside of my owl, there were defined lines which created the shape perfectly. I also used line to create the feathered look in my bird. Each line looks different and adds a little reality to the piece.
3. What did you find successful about your piece and what might you change if you were to do it again.
I believe the feathers turned out very well it added depth to the piece. Also, I enjoyed how I was able to cut straight along the shape of the bird and whoever looks at it can really see the defined shape. If I were to do it again the only thing I would change is the nose of the owl. There is a white line in it and I believe it would look better if it were just completely filled in.
1. Explain the idea of the installation?
The installation was a representation of love and all the different forms it comes in.The definition of love is different for everyone but each human will experience love at some point in their life.
2. How do you think this installation was successful?
The hearts formed really nicely and created the word love perfectly.
3. How might you change it if you were to do it again?
I think it would have looked cooler if the hearts were colored in all the way. Right now it is a little hard to tell that the hearts even have color.