whose utopia

Sabrina Hang

2018/4/18

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  • Whose Utopia

When I was watching this video that I saw a famous painting in my mind where I saw in MOMA and named The Piano Lesson by Henri Matisse. When you The color of the whole painting gives a feeling of freezing and depressive. The mechanical metronome main color are snow white metallic sliver and warm gray. The metronome is a pyramid composed of thin lines, which located lower right- hand corner. The value of the mechanical metronome is dull color. In the end of the video have a dancer who was dancing under a boring work machine. It’s just seem as the sculpture of The Piano Lesson, which no longer alive. Also the working machine seems like the mechanical metronome. The pianist use it to practice play a regular pulse. It also give me depress environment, stifle and negative energy, but it’s also as the big rock which has stable base.  The little boy’s piano lesson classes as this factory,  let imagine this scene, when you play the piano with mechanical metronome under the warm sunshine in the afternoon, mostly will creates sadness and depression. The mechanical metronome as the working machine in the factory.

  • find your beach

I really love this articleSince I was little, I always say the brilliant scene of NYC in movie. Too many teenagers have a dream of New York, work in NY, work for NY.  New York has no sky in my impression, as if there is a large chandelier with automatic switching. I don’t ever know how to enjoy the blue sky in this city that can not be completely opened by the window. Two days ago, I have a conversation with my friend in the yellow cab. We all think that we really hard to find what we really want and pursue in NY. We are too easy to lose ourselves in this francium empire.  If you want to have a beach with enough sunlight, it’s really too difficult. Slowly, your dreams will gradually become a bubble. In this year I always feel like that I am living a place which is a time control console.

The life in NY is like an ordinary watch, which rotates according to time as same as yesterday, also just like the ballet dancer in that video, she has  rigid dance posture, the same movement  at same time, that is so similar as our daily life in New York, day after day.  I believe that beauty is pain and they are necessity to live. Maybe they are born cheap in an impoverished environment. That is the reason why the life is never stable as wood and never will be.If you look closely, I guarantee you can see the different that the machine, bold outlines tracing my curvy body. She was trying to mix with the environment, however she can’t do nothing, she represents the workers who also will work day after day. She’s always rotating with the same movements as last moment, people’s life becomes mechanical and drab. The machines need electricity, and the workers in this factory are just a machine that need oxygen and breathes.

Site, Sight

  1. Every day I pass by the big food transmission which is located  next to my apartment. After I finish my Friday classes, I saw three workers sitting in the truck seat chatting. They are wearing the same work clothes and chatting with each other, and they seems go through a wonderful work day, when I was looking at them from the reversing mirror.
  2. On Saturday, I didn’t go out almost a day. At 11 pm in the evening I called a car to a friend’s house to chat. At that time, compare with our apartment, there was no one in the street, and then the red and green light changed. There were couples waiting for the street lamps. They laughed to each other and didn’t notice that I was observing them.
  3. I went home very late at my friend’s house yesterday, but this is a vigorous Sunday. I woke up at 10:57am, and I went out at one o’clock in the afternoon. I were going to go to the flower shop alone and have a single brunch with my earphone. I saw a broken desk lamp and rubbish piled up in black plastic bags on the roadside, Black and white make a sharp contrast, but these two colors look positive today. Also I saw a stranger who was waiting for a street lamp, He was wearing olive green sweater, blue jeans, and got a donut handbag in his hand. I love that view, he has a strong compare with the late sprout tree.
  4. Today is Monday, I did not go out one day, but I can imagine how traffic jam downstairs.
  5. Today is Tuesday, I had a very early course today, and I was very tired when I came back. I saw a couple of workers wearing helmets, some in smoking and some on the phone. When I was passing the crossroad, then I smells a strong smell of cannabis which make me more uncomfortable.
  6. Today is Wednesday, I passed this street again, at 8:30 AM New York was back in the past, but I saw a mother sending her children to school possibly, she was holding a smaller child in her hand, in the other side she was carrying a guitar in her mother’s bag, three of them are all curly hair. The girl who is slightly older may be her sister which is on the left side of her mother, I was not sure what are they waiting for? But it was looks nice and wonderful in this busy morning, and also it is good to be held in the arms by a mother’s hand.
  7. This is the last day of this project, I was late to my studio class, The traffic jam was very serious today. I saw a girl was riding a taxi, which wear red sport t shirt, black hat with red sock and red vans sneaker. Also she was eating a plum.

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project 2 part 1

     I woke up at an empty camera hall and I had forgotten why I was left alone here.It won’t be safe for 1,000 years, me and my family all have to start over. Unfortunately,  I lost contact with my family and most of memories, because I was bitten by unidentified creatures in a battle. The earth is missing the material that we need, we have no choice but to remove here. Each of us has unique specific functions, some members are given, and some are born. But when the body is weak, these functions will all fail, and I am an ordinary person now. Now my most important thing is to find my family, if I can’t find them on time, that my whole family will be destroy. I found a material amusement park located deep in the woods. I have to start my new life in here.

Childhood memories

This art include two different place. The one on the left side is what  the street looks like right now, and I outlined the lines with more colors. On the right side, I use black freehand lines,it was a place I often played with my little friends when I was a child, it is a place that in front of my grandmother’s apartment.The whole picture is more hierarchical, the superposition of these two place make a sharp contrast. Although it was the same place, but after ten years, the street is commercialized now.

1o important things in my life

I use the size of the object to express the importance of things in my life. on the top right corner, They are the most prominent in the whole art, they represent how important  friendship is in my life. My whole picture shows my country’s letters a lot because of my yearning for my country. At the same time, these packages are hard to see in the current market, most of which are when I was young in my hometown. The fish on the left is because I have this animal in my Chinese name, and I want be a fish in my next life. Some things have color, and some don’t, because the things who have color that mean is more meaningful to me in my whole life.

Different culture in the cube

This square has six sides, I mainly express six different patterns of the plates; also includes three ancient patterns and three modern patterns. I have a strong interest in colorful patterns and colors. That why I use this way to express my artwork. I use watercolor to do, and I portrayed with coloured pens in detail.

picture 1: Yuan dynasty 1271 to 1368.

picture 2: Japanese cout women and bird Qing dynasty 1644 to 1911.

 

picture 4: South Italian Terracotta Lekanis