When we were assigned this project I had no idea what a phenakistoscope was. Most people had though I made up the word when I told them but it is important to animation. I thought too make a tree with necklaces on it blowing in the wind as my outside animation and for my inside animation it was based of the branches on the tree. The reason we are in foundations is to learn the basics of art however then reason we are in Digital Media and Animation is to learn to animate this project has given me both. It is a building block for animation that I, as a freshmen, is going to need.
When we were told we were to do a wire sculpture I was more or less indifferent. I chose to work with my friends knowing I would see them out of class. We chose a heartless from the game Kingdom Hearts. I leanred that not only is working with wire difficult but understanding the form of something is even more so. As I attempted to put this together with my group it became more clear then it ever had that I had to start veiwing my world in a new 3D way. This project was very difficult not to meantion my team and I picked something that didn’t actually exsist. As the project contiued on I also learned the working in a group isn’t always a bad thing. I made the circles that would be the structure for the frame Ashley and Sydney but it together in the form. In the future when I animate I will have to work with other people and in being in groups that will help me achieve a better understanding of my work.
Andy Goldworthy is an artist who is influenced greatly by nature. He loves working with water like rivers or streams. Despite his phenomenal work he does not plan any of it out. He thinks that doing that would take too much time and when he arrives where he needs to be he starts. Andy lives in Penpont, Scotland and works with barbracket a material he enjoys. When you pull the plant from the ground the bottom that was rooted is black. The idea, he says, that it all starts underground helps him understand what is happening around him. The process of growth is part of his inspiration and captivation. When he worked with the stonewall he explains about movement and how all movement is important to see. Once he saw this movement, of the wall through the trees, he saw all the movement in nature.