If you look closely in some areas, you can read up a little about Greek vase painting and the decoration of Augustus’ Ara Pacis altar.
“For this project I chose to do a collaborative/networked art piece. I like the idea of asking for materials and leaving the donor in the dark about what it will be made into. I think people get a pleasant surprise when they see something mundane turned into something a little more interesting. I chose to collaborate with my friend Jose. In high school, we and other students participated in the International Baccalaureate program during junior and senior year. It was intense and we didn’t like it very much. Much of our free time was eaten up by writing papers late at night and preparing for other exams to be judged by professors in foreign countries. Despite this, we found time to loosen up and be silly otherwise we wouldn’t have made it through with our sanity.
I asked Jose to find a few pictures of us hanging out together along with 3 essays that he wrote during our time in the IB Program. My idea was to somehow show the juxtaposition between extreme academics and fun coming from the same person. I also wanted the project to be visual and not simply text based, so I had to find a way to combine the two materials. What I settled on was transforming the pictures into text. It’s sort of a juxtaposition between what can clearly be seen and what can’t. I thought that having an academic and well written essay used to make a goofy picture would be interesting.”
Part of a final project for Digital Art 2D. These are networked art pieces made in collaboration with my two friends. I overlayed text of essays they have written with pictures of us having fun and being goofy. I thought it might be a funny juxtaposition.