Site-Specific art

Site specific art is art that is in special location that means something to the artist. The location has a special feel to it because of how the artist created it. The location can be anywhere. It can be indoors, outdoors, in the snow or in the presence of autumn leaves. These are some successful examples of site-specific artwork: 


The chosen word: Languid

In the dictionary, the word languid has two different meanings. The first definition describes it as “having a disinclination for physical exertion or effort; slow and relaxed.” The second definition described it “as weak or faint from illness or fatigue.” Even though there are already discrete definitions for this word, I would like to elaborate and go deeper with my own understanding of this definition in artistic terms.

In regards to the proportions and how big or small the word is, I would say it’s both. The first definition has more of a broader meaning than the second. When it comes to the movement of the word, the synonyms that come to mind are “slow” and “sluggish”. Something that is weak isn’t exactly fast. When discussing the balance of the word, I would say that asymmetry is the best fit for the word. For example, when someone sees artwork that is strong, chances are it’s because it’s symmetrical and well put together. Therefore, when l think of something weak, I think of asymmetry. When it comes to the contrast of the word, low contrast fits the definition of the word. When something has low contrast, it doesn’t show much of a difference between the lightness and the darkness. It looks faint and weak. And last but not least, when talking about the orientation of the word, whether it’s horizontal or vertical, I think it depends on how the persons perceives it. Someone might think that something horizontal looks better and stronger, while somebody else could perceive it the other way around.

These are various ways to look at a word and describe it. There is always more than one way to perceive something.

3D cardboard project critique.

Our newest 3D project was to create a human-like figure using the objects we already had made out of cardboard. Prior to that, my classmates and I created regular objects out of cardboard and we all put them together to create something new. Overall I thought it was a success. We were divided into three groups to work on different parts of the body. There was the head, the torso, and the legs. Not only did we put the parts together, we also made sure each body part had a special meaning and metaphor that connects all the parts together. My group and I worked on the head. All the pieces that connected the head included two cameras, a computer keyboard, a radio, a jewelry box, and a mirror. The cameras represent the figure capturing memories. The keyboard represents it’s thinking and all its ideas. The radio represents the music and an escape from reality and everything. The jewelry box represents precious treasures and memories. And the mirror represents its image and perception of itself at the back of its mind. So each object had its own interpretation that made the whole body part unique and meaningful. 

As far as collaboration went, it was very successful and everything came out together perfectly.