Bridge 3: Written DAI – July 27

Presentation 1:

Name of the artist: Carina Cho

Name of the Neighborhood: Murray Hill

5 Noticings:

  • I notice that is a physical box.
  • I notice it has six compartments (some are bigger than others).
  • I notice there are five printed images on the top of the box.
  • I notice there are physical objects inside the box (a scissor, and two small boxes with drawings on top of it).
  • I notice that the bottom is white, and the top is black.

5 Elements or Principles of Design + How:

  • Depth of Field: There is depth of field created by the objects inside the box.
  • Negative Space: There is not much negative space, most space is occupied with objects.
  • Point of view: As a viewer, you usually observe the box from the top.
  • Alignment: The divisions of the bottom of the box are next to each other.
  • Textures: The piece has different textures created by materials such as plastic, paper, and metal.

1 Interpret:

  • I feel she wanted to create recognizable objects for us to make our own conclusions about the topic she chose.

2 Questions for the artist:

  • Did you want to make this piece interactive for the user?
  • Is there a reason for having some visual elements in the foreground and others on the background?

 

Presentation 2:

Name of the artist: Kamil Faour

Name of the Neighborhood: Murray Hill

5 Noticings:

  • Is a physical metallic box.
  • There is a transparent space in the middle of the top of the box.
  • There are papers paster in the top of the box.
  • There are two three dimensional objects inside the box (a Jose Cuervo bottle, and a book on Dhammapada).
  • There are two papers inside the box).

5 Elements or Principles of Design + How

  • There is depth of field: we can observe what is inside the box.
  • The paper of the background is burned, which creates texture.
  • There is a contrast between the objects outside the box, and inside the box.
  • The point of view of the observer is from top to bottom or inside of the box.
  • The book of Dhammapada has a real image of Buddha, is not abstract.

1 Interpret

  • The letter at the inside of the box makes me believe that it tells an essential part of the story of Murray Hill.

2 Questions for the artist

  • Why did you decide to have some objects on top of others? Did you want to give some objects more emphasis than others?
  • Why did you decide to make the box in metal?

 

Presentation 3:

Name of the artist: Andrea Mato (Me)

Name of the Neighborhood: East Williamsburg

 

Presentation 4:

Name of the artist:  Caroline Harris

Name of the Neighborhood: South Street Seaport

5 Noticings:

  • Is a cardboard box.
  • There are black lines on the inside and outside of the box.
  • There are photographs pasted in the inside of the box.
  • The outside of the box is cut with two curves for each side.
  • The color of the box is brown.

5 Elements or Principles of Design + How

  • There are two different thickness of the line.
  • There is a photograph of a window inside the box, which creates depth of field.
  • There are three-dimensional objects inside the box, which creates texture to the piece.
  • The photographs in the bottom are all next to each other. Their proximity is very close, which does not leave much room for negative space.
  • There is repetition in the shapes of drawn windows and doors.

1 Interpret

  • The box makes me think of a dollhouse.

2 Questions for the artist

  • Did you cut the border of the box in curve shapes to resemble a wave?
  • Why are some photographs in the bottom of the box and others on the sides?

 

Presentation 5:

Name of the artist: Rebecca Tan

Name of the Neighborhood: Lower East Side

5 Noticings:

  • The base of the piece is made with white cardboard.
  • The presence of a coin.
  • I notice the use of cotton, and plastic, paint.
  • I notice there are printed words in the base.
  • I notice thin strings.

5 Elements or Principles of Design + How

  • There is a color palette: yellow, black, white, and blue.
  • Use of repetition with the cardboard structures on the borders of the piece.
  • Proximity: The objects are very close to each other.
  • The use of different materials (such as cotton, plastic, and cardboard) gives the piece some texture.
  • The piece has depth of field, which is created by the different layers that encompass it. Some objects are closer to our view (foreground), and some that are closer to the base (background). Changing the point of view changes the way we understand the depth of field.

1 Interpret

  • The inclusion of a coin in the middle of the piece makes me believe money is an essential part of the sculpture. Also, the addition of a non-trespassing sign makes me feel the area is excluding some individuals to come in.

2 Questions for the artist

  • Why did you decide to make your piece more abstract?
  • What is the role of the words on the base for the piece?

 

Presentation 6:

Name of the artist: Jiapei Wu

Name of the Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights

5 Noticings:

  • I notice that is a three-dimensional piece in the shape of a box
  • I notice that there are three-dimensional objects inside the box (five spheres in the floor, one cross, and one lamp on the ceiling)
  • I notice that there is a light on the top of the piece
  • I notice the inclusion of two-dimensional shapes on the wall of the box.
  • I notice that the background of the inside of the box has a pattern.

5 Elements or Principles of Design + How:

  • The point of view of the piece is horizontal.
  • There is a repetition in the use of lines in the wall, and in the dots and spheres in the floor.
  • The use of different materials (used for the spheres, lamp, and the cross) create texture.
  • The space is distributed in a balanced way. There is visual information in the floor, on the walls, and on the ceiling.
  • Use of Di Orama: we are looking inside a world.

Interpret

  • The inclusion of a cross in the inside of the box makes me believe there is a reference with the Catholic Church.

2 Questions for the artist:

  • What do the dots on the floor represent, and why do some of the bigger spheres have those dots on top of them?
  • Is there a reason why you decided to use purple, green, and yellow for the two-dimensional drawings of the walls?

Presentation 7:

Name of the artist: Barbara Batista

Name of the Neighborhood: Lower East Side

5 Noticings:

  • I noticed the box is made of wood
  • I noticed the inclusion of 3d objects (a spray can, a door, and other shapes with graffiti behind the box)
  • I noticed two-dimensional papers pasted into the background of the box
  • I noticed a black net
  • I noticed written words on top of the images

5 Elements or Principles of Design + How:

  • There is depth of field, which is achieved by the different layers of the piece (such as the doors, the 3dimensional graffitis, and the graffiti can)
  • There is the use of texture, such as the one of the door, the one of the spray can, the mat, and the envelopes.
  • The color palette is mainly black, white, and brown. However, the graffitis that are behind the piece have more saturated colors.
  • There is an emphasis on the 2-dimensional images in the pice (mostly photographs of graffiti art) because they take part most of the piece.
  • The kerning between the letters written on top of the images varies.

Interpret

  • I relate the color of the envelopes (brown- yellow) with letters that are old or have been sent a long time ago.

2 Questions for the artist:

  • Why are the graffitis in the back of the piece more saturated with the ones on the front part?
  • Why are some images covered with a door?

 

Presentation 8:

Name of the artist: Brinda Grover

Name of the Neighborhood: Murray Hill/Kips Bay

5 Noticings:

  • The piece is a physical black cardboard box.
  • There are white lines outside the box.
  • I notice three-dimensional objects inside the box.
  • The borders of the inside of the box are brown and are not covered/layered by any object.
  • I notice the letters outside the box are handmade (these are not digital).

5 Elements or Principles of Design + How:

  • There is a layering of objects inside the box.
  • There is a contrast between the colors of the black box and the white lines on top.
  • The different objects inside the box have different textures.
  • The letters on the box are very close to each other (proximity).
  • The order of the piece is fluid. Every time someone participates with the piece, they create their own order.

Interpret

  • The broken bottle to me seems like a reference to violence caused by alcohol.

2 Questions for the artist:

  • Why did you decide to include origami pieces inside the box? And why are these more than one piece? Is there a particular reason?
  • Are the words on the outside of the box meant to represent your observations from your walks on the neighborhood?

 

Presentation 9:

Name of the artist: ZiChen Liang

Name of the Neighborhood: Civic Center

5 Noticings:

  • The box is a five-sided shaped.
  • The front is open.
  • There is a variety of three-dimensional objects inside the box
  • The color palette of the outside and the inside of the box are black and white. Inside, however, some textures have contrasting colors (red, yellow and, orange). Predominantly monochromatic.
  • The artist used a variety of materials for the piece.

5 Elements or Principles of Design + How:

  • There is the use of layering of objects inside the box. For example, the fabrics are layered one on top of the other.
  • The presence of different textures (such as metal, fabric, feather, and plastic)
  • There is the use of depth of field. When we look at the box from the top, we can sense a background (with the objects) and a foreground (with three yellow strings).
  • The emphasis of the piece is on its background (where all the objects are located).
  • Movement and motion in the way the objects are organized.

Interpret

  • The babies coming out of the pipes make me think that their generation is coming with pollution, and the eyes that await them in the floor makes me believe that they represent that the world is looking at them, and how that generation is going to turn out to be.

2 Questions for the artist:

  • Why are the babies on top of the pipes? Did I miss a part of your piece’s context?
  • What influenced you to create an abstract narrative?

 

Presentation 10:

Name of the artist: Sarah Manella

Name of the Neighborhood: East Williamsburg

5 Noticings:

  • The piece is three dimensional and is constructed out of printed pages.
  • The box is digitally made
  • There are digital photographs on the sides of the inside of the box.
  • There are lines on top of the texture on the outside of the box, and on the inside (at the bottom part)
  • The pieces are connected with pieces of transparent tape.

5 Elements or Principles of Design + How:

  • There is the presence of visual texture caused by the photographs inside the box, and the outside wood texture of the piece.
  • The color of the box is brown on the outside, and the photographs in the inside have more saturated colors (as green, orange, red, and blue).
  • There is repetition in the inclusion of one flag on each side of the box, and the “for rent” symbols at the sides of the box.
  • The lines of the “cravings” on the outside of the box have different widths.
  • Is not symmetrical, but is a balanced piece.

Interpret

  • The outside of the box looks like a moving box.

2 Questions for the artist:

  • Why did you decide to make your box with only two-dimensional photographs?
  • How are all of your sources referenced in your piece?

I am an international student from Venezuela that desires to communicate with the world around me visually. I hope that I can become a part of the global conversation where I can tell stories that are untold. With a background in business and languages, I have experienced how different fields will always connect at some points, and I aspire to reinforce that connection in my work. I believe that there is not one pure aesthetic, and therefore I have chosen to collaborate and learn from those around me to every day grow as an artist.

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