November 24, 2009

Infographics: hungry hungry kitties

Filed under: Visual Communications — Tags: , , , — *aly* @ 7:01 pm

gimmiedinnerThis week’s assignment to create an infographic was inspired by my kitties’ appetites. I decided to illustrate the following statistic: how many dollars I’ve spent on cat food since I got my stripy boys in 2001. The grand total (extrapolated from actual data on my expenses from the last few years) is $4,824. They are hungry indeed.
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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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