Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wednesday 10th June - Presentation Day

This is my final blog before the big presentation in just over an hour. Exciting stuff. I presented my project for project drawing on Monday, above is my original project and I have played around on photo shop to create some fun images from my original project.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Electronic Artists

corby and baily are electronic artists I looked at.

Their work combines two contemporary phenomena - severe weather and polarized nature of debate.

This is one of their images:-

another electronic artist is 0100101110101101.org

restless european con-artists who go outside the square to create havoc with the largest visibility with minimal effect.

One piece of work is An ordinary building - where an unusal sign appeared overnight causing controversy.


5 different websites


For interesting conversations and discussions.


For funny tricks and pranks


For dance video clips


Where Kiwi's can have a voice about different topics


For the latest news in New Zealand

Slideshare Powerpoint Presentation

I have opened up an account with Slideshare and downloaded my powerpoint presentation to this site.

Here is the video.


This is my link to my web site.


For privacy reasons I have decided not to put my CV on line.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wednesday 27 May

Uploaded my movie on to my google site after I uploaded it to you tube.

This is the link:-

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wednesday 6th May 2009

Today for our lecture we learnt about 'online presence'. Different ways I can develop an online presence are by having the following on my web site or blog:-

- marketing - images of my work
- CV
- having an image of me
- my philosophies on art
- links to web sites or artists that I like
- links to other blogs
- video clips

I like the idea of portraying my images. I will set up a web site (my first one) and put my images on this site.

The link to my new web site is:-


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wednesday 29th April 2009


Today we have been learning about free software. I learnt that free software does not only mean that it is free financially but that it is also free for anyone to access the information and change or alter it as they see fit.

Some software programmes include:- Gimp - similar to photoshop, Open Office - powerpoint etc., Ubuntu - computer operating system, Blender - 3D Animation, Inkscape - graphics.

Here is a video that demonstrates the use of free software:-

Stephen Fry on free software from DragonWeb on Vimeo.

I think the simplicity in which Stephen Fry discusses free software is very down to earth.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wednesday 8th April 2009


Today we learnt about Copyright. I copied a favourite image of Rita Angus and then looked into her copyright. Which read:-

Copyright Notice

New Zealand Fine Prints Ltd Copyright Notice

The images of artworks on www.prints.co.nz are made viewable for the sole purpose of promoting and selling the original copyrighted prints/posters from their authorised source.

All suppliers to New Zealand Fine Prints Ltd supply prints/posters on the understanding that we may make artworks viewable in electronic or other means for the purpose of promoting and selling these artworks.

Images, graphics and other information from www.prints.co.nz may not be sold, reproduced or distributed for any other purpose than that given above.

I then listened to Case Study 1 - George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" song and The Cliffons "He's so Fine" and came to the conclusion that George Harrison maybe had unconsciously copied the Cliffons song. Listen yourself: http://www.benedict.com/Audio/harrison/harrison.aspx

Next for Case Study 2 - I observed Bruce Willis in the movie 12 monkeys and noticed that the chair used in the movie was very similar to the chair that Lebbeus Woods created by pencil in Germany in 1987. Have a look yourself and make a comment as to what you think?

For my Case Study 3 - I watched http://keirdotnet.net/music/KeirSmith_OhSoCriminal.mp4
video clip which was a response to the Australian Governments's new Fair Use act. I think most of his work is copied but in an artistic way which makes the viewer think that maybe everything is copied from some orginal source. What do you think?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


This is my first blog. I have just began a Bachelor of Visual Arts and I am going to post my art work on my blog page for comments. Have a good day.

Here are 5 images I have uploaded to my digital literacy file. The first image is one of my daughters which I scanned.



Art School 2009

Hi this is my display for printmaking - March 2009.

Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike (BY-NC-SA)

This licence lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work noncommercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. Others can download and redistribute your work as they can with the BY-NC-ND licence, but they can also translate, make remixes, and produce new stories based on your work. All new work based on yours will carry the same licence; so any derivatives will also be noncommercial in nature.