I returned to school at USU in 2008 after a 25 year absence. I'm working on my BFA degree and teaching certificate so that I can continue doing what I love doing--teaching Art! I've been teaching throughout the Cache County School District for the past 17 years--uncertified. I'm back to get my certification and complete my degree in Secondary Art Education with an emphasis in Drawing and Painting. This semester in ART 4200 my assignment was to choose a project to work on. I chose Pixelation. My hope is that I'll find some direction in my art that is successful and satisfying. Here are the results of that choice.
|"Albert Einstein Circled"|
A study of light and shadow through a dot matrix
|"Albert Einstein Squared"|
Inspired by the work of Banksy. Thought I'd try it on a flat surface.
|"Mother Teresa Circled"|
Applying color to dark and light values
|"Mother Teresa Cubed"|
Inspired by the work of Jennifer Bartlett.
|"Mother Teresa Fingerprinted"|
My fingerprint and a stamp pad in an 8-step value
|"Pixelated Venus de Milo"|
Use of patterns to create the light to dark values, incorporating symbols and text for meaning. This is my favorite piece from this project. I want to further pursue the concepts and techniques here.
|"Taj Mahal in 9 pixels"|
Study of color relationships and how to create a visual image within the pixel without adding or subtracting any additional color to or from the pixel. The techniques used simply divide the color already there.
|Close-up of Spires|
Alcohol and Q-tip
|Close-up of Terraces|
|Close-up of Water|
|Close-up of top of Spires|
Alcohol and Q-tip
|Closeup of Center Minaret|
|"3D Cutout of Venus de Milo"|
Combination of light to dark card-stock cutouts layered to create dimension and texture
|Close-up of head and chest|
|Close-up of forward knee and leg|