Demonstration of subject knowledge- I have referenced the piece Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough and the re-appropriated image Green Boy by Jim Henson. I feel I have interpreted it and given my thoughts about the differences between the images and the way they are presented.
Demonstration of research skills- I have researched the history of re- appropriated images, the history of the Gainsborough piece and the Kermit the frog piece. I have read through the exercises that were close reading examples and texts.
Demonstration of critical and evaluation skills- I think I have shown critical thinking throughout this assignment and I have discussed my thoughts about the piece in my conclusion and commentary.
Communication- I feel my writing is understandable and flows well and I have presented my assignment with an introduction, middle and a conclusion with paragraphs and links attached, within word count and a commentary about my experience with part three.
Assignment 3 was much better this time and I was really pleased to hear that I had done ok with it. I’ve never really gotten into visual culture in a ‘actually look at it’ way before so it was nice to look back through my learning log and see how the third part all came together.
Comments I really must take into account are being able to explain myself and my ideas more. How I came to the conclusions and how they fit in with the overall piece of finished work are a bit vague and I can see this when re-reading.
I liked that my feedback shows I enjoyed this part and writing the assignment as I did and even though I think maybe I should have picked a better portrait than the one that shows Kermit the frog, having given myself a bit of time to look over it I am pleased with it. I keep making the same mistakes though with assignments and I really do think I need to plan them more carefully instead of collecting a lot of notes, links and images and then trying to decipher them. I think this is starting to show with my final drafts as trying to edit them down for the word count, I end up missing out important parts of how I reached my conclusions.
I have finally fixed my log to show all the categories, dates and tags that I need and now I understand it better myself. It took a while for me to grasp this whole task as I could understand it but now I see to an outsider it was a bit of a trek. I quite enjoyed labelling and tagging everything so it is all in order.
I am enjoying filling up my visits section also. I can’t always make any official OCA study visits as they are usually on Saturdays and I work, so it’s nice to look and see where the trips are and try to visit them myself at a later date.
Demonstration of subject knowledge- I have referenced the piece I used ‘Say Hello,Wave Goodbye’ and I feel I have interpreted it and given my thoughts about the detail and feelings of the piece.
Demonstration of research skills- I have researched the craft of writing and how stories are formed and made. I have read through the exercises that were close reading examples and texts.
Demonstration of critical and evaluation skills- I think I have shown critical thinking throughout this assignment and I have discussed my thoughts about the piece in my conclusion.
Communication- I feel my writing is understandable and flows well and I have presented my assignment with an introduction, middle and a conclusion with paragraphs and links attached.
I struggled with the second part of this assignment as I generally lost interest in it all. Creative writing isn’t something that I enjoy. A set topic of writing about something I do not want to write about became a bit much. I guess we all come across such things at some point and read, use and need it but I felt quite bored whilst trying to research. I now know what I chose was a bit ridiculous and I missed the point of it. I am hoping to rework it at some stage in the next few months.
The feedback I received from my tutor was very positive and I suppose if your in a funny head space with a piece of work, to have somebody spell it out to me what I was supposed to be doing and the things I had missed, I reckon I understand the massive chunks I chose to ignore that were important to the final piece.
I have changed my blog around so I have better drop downs so I can keep track of what I am doing and where things are.
The last part of my feedback was a call for me to visit more galleries and artworks and I am pleased to say that over the summer and autumn I did. These will all feature in future visits posts.
Demonstration of subject knowledge– I have referenced ‘What is art’ using research from my learning log and I have demonstrated a knowledge of Jeremy Dellers work and the context in which the artwork was created. I have referenced the documentary and the people mentioned and also mentioned and written about the time period the work was set in.
Demonstration of research skills– I have researched the study of art and made references to the projects and visits I have made throughout. I have made references to the documentary, to any reviews, persons mentioned and researched the works of Jeremy Deller and referenced them.
Demonstration of critical and evaluation skills– I feel I have shown critical thinking throughout the assignment and I have discussed my thoughts about the piece in my conclusion for both parts.
Communication– I feel my writing is understandable and flows and I have presented my assignment with an introduction, middle and a conclusion with paragraphs and links attached for both parts.