April 30, 2009

the animal final (here kitty)

Filed under: Animals — Tags: , , — *aly* @ 9:41 am

riley hatFor my final project, I started with the idea of doing a photoshoot of myself in Victorian garb wearing my parrot, Riley, as a hat or as part of a hat. I planned on using a couple of these photos as illustrations for a story I would write. So, I made a hat with his molted flight and tail feathers, lots of ribbon, flowers, and fake butterflies. During the shoot, my cat wandered by and joined in– becoming a cat-stole. (more…)

April 3, 2009

Flash final (madlib!)

Filed under: Flash of Flash — Tags: , — *aly* @ 11:41 am

For my Flash final, I made a lovely madlib.

April 1, 2009

animal object/ animal subject

Filed under: Animals,My Favorites — Tags: , — *aly* @ 6:25 pm

Lu and giant kittyFor this assignment, I did some research about the Lindesfarne gospel and created a character I dubbed the Lindesfarne cat. I used the cat on one of the gospel’s pages as the basis for my object-cat. It seemed to me that there is nothing quite like an art historical view of something to make it seem very object-like, so I wrote a short paper about this particular cat and why it might be found in that particular document. I also did some drawings for the character study (in the style of the illuminated manuscript’s zoomorphic characters). Both drawings and essay may be found here. My final piece was a larger drawing in the style of the illustrations of Bede’s Life of Saint Cuthbert that showed scenes from (my version) of the Saint’s life.

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