Rosalia P. Romero
Hello everyone! For this first quarantine wander remake I wanted to try out the rubbing exercise we had done at the Lyle Center. I remember how much fun I had doing it, so I wanted to try it at home. I did the rubbing part first, but I also wanted to do something else similar to the work of some of the artists we studied. I wanted to leave something behind. The after rub is the surfaces I rubbed with color pencils and how they got smudge and residue from the rubbing process. This probably wouldn’t be possible to do at the center because we don’t want to make it messy, but I got permission to write over some surfaces at home and I had a lot of fun. Now the marks I made are permanent and they will remind me of the Lyle Center when I see them at home.
Hi everybody, I hope for this quarantine wander I can show what we are doing as apart of our classwork while we cannot be at the Lyle Center during this time. I remember how much fun I had doing the blind contours in the beginning of our class, so I tried it at home seeing it from a different perspective then what we had at the center. I did the blind contours first, but I also wanted to do something else similar to the work of some of us did with the quick sketches finding a spot were I can sit and feel comfortable doing the wander. I wanted to show the little things I see while being home. The one called ‘Fast Depicting’ is the pieces I collected and did (2) 2 minute sketches and a (1) 1 minute sketch. This was letting me see new things at home I can understand now from what I did at the center. The ‘Homestead’ is the blind contour seeing front yard after the rain seeing the weeds grow and me having to fix that this month before they get bigger. What I made are now apart of my creative cloud of ideas seeing forms and pulling them out to express what I see, and they will remind me of the Lyle Center when I see them at home.
For this week’s wander I re-created the pathways wander we did at the center. My intention was to conceptualize the pathways I take in my apartment, convey some of the feelings I have been having lately mostly thinking about how much more frequently I am taking these pathways from my kitchen to my desk to my couch nowadays.
While looking outside, I remembered how much i enjoyed the blind contour and quick sketches. It brought back fun memories of how we drew outside in the Lyle. I did the blind contour and chose different horizon lines. I would keep on drawing and work on my homework. To me different horizon means that there is never a set horizon…it always changes. It depends how you see it.
Blind Contour: I really enjoyed the blind contour from the beginning of class. In true quarantine style, I drew a sketch of my view out my window (including all the propagated plants I’ve collected) including my tomatoes, prickly pear cacti, agave, succulents, rosemary from the center, basil, pencil cactus, and california poppy among others. Also a drawing of my bookcase, with plants hopefully rooting in process.
Blind Contour: This is a blind contour of my kitchen. I can see the plants in the yard through the window. I used my blind contour of the Lyle Center to represent those plants, and created a composite contour of my home and the Center.
Rosalia P. Romero
For this wander I wanted to try to do a path wander similar to Macys. The version I made was based off of the daily path every person in my family takes in our home. Every color represents a member in my family and I asked them to trace the path they take throughout the house with paint on a sheet of paper. It was interesting to watch them do their path and I think that we all had fun doing something together. The last image with all the colors is our paths overlapping in the spaces we all share.
Rosalia – this is charming – I feel like I am meeting your family through the art. The family “vibe” is there. Can you share if there is any relationship between the colors and your family members? Did they choose, did you? • K Blakistone
Hannah Kaiser: This pathways wander is about a boy learning to motocross on a trail behind the house.
Alondra D Delgado
Kathleen Blakistone – Quarantine Iterations
Spent a lovely Sunday evening with my partner and our friend. I riffed off several classmates blind contours and was struck by how much everyone re-produced that idea. Is it because it’s simple, easy? And is it also a wonderful ‘warm up’ to “ways of seeing”? I was surprised at my impatience with actually filling in the details. My husband Richard suggested I was in a hurry and needed to slow down. I like seeing things emerge fast I guess. I did wind up spending about 90 minutes just working on one piece which felt indulgent. I kind of liked the results although we both agreed that banana leaves are very forgiving. It turns out that shading is a very good skill to have when your trying to communicate visually. I had my husband help me on that. I am learning and he has some skills already. The eraser turned out to be a useful tool too – not in that “I hate it” way, more like a way to make some rough edges real smooth way. We have a friend staying with us too, she has some art skills and lent a different view with the sunflowers.
Chelsea Marks – 4/30/20
For this weeks iterations I did a modified version of my pathways. I did the same last week with my pathways around my home inspired by Macy’s work. This week I did pathways throughout the city. This week was busy filled with doctors appointments, shopping, and multiple trips to help my mom in another city. These are daily pathways. They express the anxiety and complexity of this week for me.
These were my quarantine iterations from last week. I uploaded them but they seem to have disappeared! I was inspired by the blind contours, and I did a quick monochromatic gouache painting of my kitchen for good measure.