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Final Product: Ombré + Spiral Tie-Dye (Artistic Intention)

For my final product, I decided to use the primary colours that I mostly used for my samples – red and blue. This is because it reflects my identity as the first thing people about me is the colour blue or red. As an evidence, I have asked 3 people who meet me frequently:

I like the colour blue and red because it represents what sort of person I am and when it is mixed, it becomes my favourite colour, in general. The colour red is the colour of blood and fire, and it is associated with the meaning of love, passion, and in contrast, anger. Whereas, blue, is the colour of the sky and ocean, and it is associated with the meaning of freedom and inspiration. When the calm stability of blue and fierce energy of red is combined, the colour purple appears, associating with peace and power.

I decided to combine two of my favourite techniques in one piece to bring up an ombré spiral effect. Firstly, I did a purple ombré fading into white. This represents my neutral mood which is peaceful. Then, I added a pink spiral. The pink spiral represents my mood when I feel love, passion or in contrast when I am angry. In my life, no matter how angry I am, I have not reached the point where I start yelling on from the top of my lungs. This is because I am a very chilled person and get away with things easily. Pink is a mixture of red and white which represents my anger as it has not reached to its boiling point.

Tie-Dye Samples and Evaluation

Tie Dye xo-8

The technique I used for this tie-dye sample is the spiral technique. This is my first attempt in doing the spiral technique. It did not turn out as what I have expected, however, the choice of colour matches as it has pastel colours such as violet and maroon. These two colours matches because it is a mixture of the primary colours – blue and red. For the colour, violet, I mixed more amount of blue than red whereas, for the maroon, I mixed more amount of red than blue. Overall, I added lots of water to the dye to get the pastel result which represents pureness. I can relate this work to the work of David Magnusson’s Purity. This is because on both works, the emphasis has a very pale colour which brings the message of “purity”.

Tie Dye-2

The technique I used for this tie-dye sample is the spiral technique. This is my second attempt in doing the spiral technique. It did not turn out as what I have expected again, however, the choice of colours match as it contains two primary colours, mixed into secondary colours. The primary colours I have used to create the secondary colours effects are blue and red. The results of my secondary colours are navy blue and rosewood. This is because when I mixed red and blue together, the result was purple. To get the result of navy blue, I mixed purple, blue and extremely little black. To get the rosewood effect I mixed blue with more red. I decided to choose these colours because both are dark colours which will contrast with the white parts. However, there are too much white spaces that this technique does not look like a spiral anymore.

Tie Dye xo-4

The technique I used for this tie-dye sample is the spiral technique. This is my third attempt in doing the spiral technique. It did not turn out as what I have expected again, however, it was better than my pervious attempts and the choice of colours match as it contains two primary colours, mixed into secondary colours. The primary colours I have used to create the secondary colours effects are again, blue and red. The results of my secondary colours are rosewood, pink, and indigo. To get the result of indigo, I mixed purple (which is blue with red), and blue. To get the rosewood effect I mixed blue with more red. To get the result of pink, I mixed red and white. I decided to choose these colours to However, there are still lots of white spaces in the middle which affected the spiral.

Tie Dye-1

The technique I used for this tie-dye sample is the ombré technique. This is my first attempt in doing the ombré technique. It turned out as what I have expected – gradient of pastel lilac to white. The choice of colours match as it contains two primary colours, mixed into secondary colours. The primary colours I have used to create the secondary colours effects are blue and red. I added more blue and lots of water to get the pastel effect. For this ombré dye, I used the dip dye technique.

Tie Dye

The technique I used for this tie-dye sample is the ombré technique. This is my second attempt in doing the ombré technique. It turned out as what I have expected – gradient of pastel violet to baby blue and violet again. The choice of colours match as it contains two primary colours, mixed into secondary colours. The primary colours I have used to create the secondary colours effects are blue and red. I added more blue to make violet and lots of water to get the pastel effect. For this ombré dye, I used the dip dye technique.

Tie Dye xo-10

The technique I used for this tie-dye sample is the ombré technique. This is my third attempt in doing the ombré technique. It turned out as what I have expected –  a fading effect of pink. The choice of colours match as it contains two primary colours, mixed into secondary colours. The primary colours I have used to create the secondary colours effects are white and red. I dyed the top pink and pulled the colour up with a brush to create a fading effect and dyed the other side pink as well, leaving the middle white. For this ombré dye, I used the brush technique.

Tie Dye xo-5

The technique I used for this tie-dye sample is the shape technique. This is my first attempt in doing the shape technique. It turned out as what I have expected –  a baby blue heart contrasting the maroon sides. The choice of colours match as it contains two primary colours, mixed into secondary colours. The primary colours I have used to create the secondary colours effects are white and red. I dyed the heart baby blue the colour blended with maroon which gave the result of purple intercepting.

Tie Dye xo-2

The technique I used for this tie-dye sample is the shape technique. This is my second attempt in doing the shape technique. It turned out as what I have expected –  a fish under the sea. The choice of colours match as it has the atmosphere of an ocean – green plants, blue-green water reflection, blue water reflection, purple corals, and a pink fish.

Tie Dye xo-3

The technique I used for this tie-dye sample is the shape technique. This is my third attempt in doing the shape technique. It turned out as what I have expected –  a shape of a rotated square, expanding with different colours. The choice of colours match as I am trying to make some contrast in the middle and sides. I want to make them stand out a little as it shows that in life, no matter how much we stand out, we can still fit in the society.

Tie Dye xo

The technique I used for this tie-dye sample is the shape technique. This is my fourth attempt in doing the shape technique. It turned out as what I have expected –  a shape of a rainbow grunge on a roadside. Although there is no specific shape for this, I randomly tied the cloth and dyed it following the order of the colours which is rainbow.

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The choice of colours match as I am trying to make something like above.

Tie Dye xx-1

There is no specific technique for this tie-dye sample. This is my first attempt in doing something random. I decided to play around with the colour wheel and I crunched the cloth into a ball and tied it with elastic bands to make it stay in that shape. Then, I added primary colours which blended and mixed into secondary colours. The primary colours used are red and blue. From my works so far, I used mostly red (to get the result of purple) and blue because it reflects my identity. From my perspective, blue and purple are chilling colours that relax my mind as it has a very calm effect no matter what shade it is on.

 

Tie Dye xx

The technique I used for this tie-dye sample is the origami technique. This is my first attempt in doing the origami technique. There is no such thing as “origami technique” however, I decided to create a new tie-dye technique, which is this. It turned out as what I have expected – shape of roses. The choice of colours match as it is the colour of a typical rose – rosewood, green leaves, a little brownish on the stem. I decided to make the background blue as it represents the sky. The message that this work is trying to convey is that love makes your life brighter which brings happiness (roses representing love and blue sky representing brightness bringing happiness).

Tie Dye xo-11

The technique I used for this tie-dye sample is the ombré technique. This is my fourth attempt in doing the ombré technique. It turned out as what I have expected – gradient of sunset. The choice of colours match as it is similar to the colour of the sky during sunset. The primary colours I have used to create the secondary colours effects are red and blue. For the colour yellow, I mixed red and blue to get the result of yellow. To get orange, I mixed yellow and red and finally, I made a really light shade of red by adding lots of water at the bottom after the white gradient.

Tie Dye xo-7

The technique I used for this tie-dye sample is the shape technique. This is my fifth attempt in doing the shape technique. It turned out as what I have expected –  a shape of an upside down heart with torns. The choice of colours match as purple goes well with pink and white. My brief artistic intention is about anyone can have a beautiful appearance however, as we look deeper in them, their heart is being misused so it goes upside down, growing torns. I decided to use the colour purple because it represents poison as well and poison hurt people.

Tie Dye xo-6

There is no specific technique for this tie-dye sample. This is my second attempt in doing something random. I decided to play around with the colour wheel again and I folded the cloth into a rectangle with many layers. Then, I dipped the corners into my favourite colours that relax my mind. From my works so far, I used mostly red (to get the result of purple) and blue because it reflects my identity. From my perspective, blue and purple are chilling colours that relax my mind as it has a very calm effect no matter what shade it is on. Also, I like the colour mint because it represents brightness which brings happiness.

Quarter 4: The Butterfly Effect – Creating

Unit Title: The Butterfly Effect – Creating

Key Concept: Change

Related Concept(s): Pattern, Composition

Global Context: Personal and Cultural Expression

Statement of Inquiry: Changing the boundaries of composition can inspire unexpected patterns.

Inquiry Questions:

• Factual – How has art changed over time? What is Visual Culture?

• Conceptual – In what ways can visual art influence or even change society?

• Debatable – Is there ever an originality in art? Who is the owner of a piece of art? What is the impact of cultural influence to an art piece? Factual: How has art changed over time? What is Visual Culture?

Extension Work: Artworks of David Hockney

Hockney, David. Paint Trolley. 1985. Los Angeles.

Hockney, David. Stop Ahead. N.d. Website Warning Page.

From my perspective, I think that David Hockney’s work is more to cubism. This is because in the photographs of his paintings, the theme used is somewhat cubism. According to the definition of cubism, it is an early 20th century art movement, mostly in painting which consist of simple geometric shapes, interlocking planes, and, collage. In the photographs above, it is a painting which has the style of cubism because it has the style of collage, and can be seen in different perspectives.

SMART Goal for Quarter 4

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In order to achieve higher, I should improve on my researching skills. I can improve this by looking for the key words instead of typing the whole question or sentence in google. Other than that, I can also get resources in different ways such as books, newspaper articles, magazines, experienced people, and many more. Moreover, I should improve on organising. I can do this by planning a flow chart and go with the flow weekly.

Specific: I will be able to organise my work, following the flow chart I will create for next quarter.

Measurable: I want to have more skills in researching so I will get more inspiration from other artworks.

Attainable: I think this is achievable because with lots of effort being put in, there is no reason why I can’t achieve it.

Relevant: This is realistic because I believe that I can achieve this target as I have good skills already, just wanting to improve and learn new skills.

Timed: I would like to have completed this in quarter 4, and the following years as it would be a great deal of help for me in the near future.

Final Task and Evaluation

A Picture Says A Thousand Words: Jessie Liau Jie Si_9P

 

Picture 1: Above the Shores.

This picture relates to my caption by capturing the environment of the way I can relax.

Picture 2: Just a Little Push

This picture relates to my caption by capturing a cliff with a sign board (visual communication) that says “unstable cliffs keep clear”. The sign board tells that any obstacles that come through my way will be broken down.

Picture 3: Ending a Beginning

This picture shows that for every start, there will always be an end, no matter what it is. For example, we are first born and our lives begin, but we will not live forever. Every day, people are born and people die. It is an inevitable cycle. The trees are representing the caption – the tree on the left which has lesser leaves is nearing its end because it seems to be weak and ‘dying’ whereas, the tree on the right which has more leaves is at its beginning stages of life. However, as it gets older, it gets weaker and its life will end one day.

Picture 4: A New Chapter

This picture shows that we won’t always succeed for our first tries. It takes practice. This relates to doing a handstand because just like how babies learn how to walk, they fall on their first step and slowly improve.

Picture 5: It’s not.

This picture shows that we shouldn’t give up on something we start. Patience is the key because without patience, we won’t be able to achieve our goals. The picture has a calm mood representing patience.

Picture 6: Live on.

Although it takes a really long time to achieve something or how many obstacles we are facing, there is always a way to prevent or overcome it. We do not end our lives. Our lives end us. In other words, we should never commit suicide because we were born for a reason and everything happens for a reason.