Monday, April 17, 2017

Light City


On Tuesday, April 4th Loyola's art students put on a Light City, similar to the one in the Inner Harbor.  I walked around campus and admired the cool lights set up on buildings like Sellinger and the library.




McManus theater also had a cool station where someone could write something with a light and if a photo was taken at the right time, you can see what was written. It was pretty cool! McManus theater also had a cool display on the stage with different lights and pictures.



Outside of the Humanities building, there was a huge lit-up Loyola L. The lights frequently changed. Similarly, in the hallway, there was a small Loyola sign that also had changing colored letters. It was interesting to see the two different types of mediums with the similar colorings. I also heard that it was once possible to play Pac-Man on the Loyola sign in the hallway. Overall, I thought it was very cool to see the Light City tradition brought to the Loyola campus!




Visual Analysis of Postmodern Mixed Media

My quote which inspired my piece was "Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth." With this quote, I knew I wanted to play on straight and crooked teeth. I placed teeth on a set of four monkeys. Similarly, I placed teeth with different eyes, to create a weird feeling. With the different eyes fit with teeth that did not belong to them, it gave a creepy feel. I also placed the chattering teeth going from biggest to smallest on the bottom right corner. My photos from photoshop are arranged in a spiral. The color scheme of my photos is mostly red, so I went with a water-like blue background to separate the colors.

To me, this quote was very sarcastic and funny. I wanted to play up on the irony. I had the same four monkeys placed together with different types of teeth to show that most Americans try to look all the same, but their teeth give their class away. By placing each photo in such a random array, it helped to convey the image of how silly the idea of having no personality but nice teeth is. The chattering teeth on the bottom right symbolizes Americans who all want to look the same. My overall idea of this piece was to convey similarities and different that exist within Americans while most still try to be the same.