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« on: September 09, 2007 10:23:50 PM »

I just started College! I'm taking art and design fundamentals, and this was my first assignment!
(I'm sorry guys - I'm just copying from my blog Tongue)
So this was my first assignment for Ideas and Imagery, a class where we discuss . . . ideas . . . and imagery. I was to create a self-portrait in the odd style of Arcimboldo, using a collage-type styling, and the objects I used were to be symbolic of my person.
Of course I chose meat.
Why, you ask? Because: we are all made of meat. Also, we were supposed to shy away from any imagery that was too obvious or that the symbolism of would be too literal. I thought it symbolic of my incessant need to define things too literally for comedic and ironic effect.
I find it a little disturbing, but I'm happy with the end result. The photograph isn't great - I still haven't erased the graphite lines of my original sketch away, and I have a few more edges to glue down. But I think this is an excellent representation of what 4 hours, a couple of beers, and a fat stack of grocer's flyers can bring out.
I used fried meats foods for my hair, and roasted meats for my top. My face is made from raw meats and white meats. Also. . .I used sole for my eye. Because. . . the eyes are windows to the . . . sole?!?! AHAHHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Also, my eyelids are sausages. Hurrah!
Aside from being kind of lumpy - and . . .y'know. . . meaty. . .I think it looks like me for the most part. I'm nervous about the mark I will receive on it, but I'm more afraid of someone else having used meat! (We were given complete freedom to use whatever we wanted...)
The whole thing measures 14" by 17". I like it more every time I look at it.

Here is a close-up of "my" face.

Let me know what you guys think! Seriously!

« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2007 10:36:59 PM »

I actually think its awesome! I took a class just like that, and I got such boring assignments, the best part was the penguin project, in which we had to draw one thing a bunch of different ways, if you want to know what I mean, I'll show ya. But I really like it, and I think you did an awesome job too, I couldn't have done it quite so artfully I don't believe. I love school, they always give you projects you would never think of yourself.
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2007 10:37:26 PM »

I love it! Meat might be a very literal choice but your reasons behind it really make the idea work.

« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2007 10:38:28 PM »

Seriously? I think it is awesome!  Funny, and yet totally artistic and original.  It is also an effective portrait.  I don't think you'll have to worry about anyone else coming up with something similar!  Great job!  

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2007 10:55:52 PM »

ah i love it!  it not only has a great aesthetic, but also is really funny.  i'm kind of a sucker for humor through meat, but really, i think this is fabulous.

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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2007 11:17:22 PM »

Heh - Thanks guys! It was hard because there was no drawing allowed, which really made it challenging! I'm looking forward to more homework like this  Wink

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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2007 02:33:35 AM »

you look delish!!! lol!!

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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2007 06:59:16 AM »

Holy Cow!

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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2007 07:55:07 AM »

GREAT!!!! I think you did a great job, good idea. Smiley Smiley Smiley

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