GIF Mainia Take 2

Hi there! I loved making these GIFs! GIFs weren't a new concept to me, I've made them for numerous classes throughout my time here at UMW (one post can be found over here). I am used to creating GIFs with found footage (clips of videos I've grabbed from YouTube) so it was a challenge for me to come up with ideas for this project. Here's what I came up with! Autobiographical: I just really love candles. Nature: The leaves were pretty. Sound: I was listening to music while studying.

Pipilotti Rist

To be honest I thought Pipilotti Rist's work is very different to the other artists. First of all she is a videographer. Most of her works is videos. Ever is Over All: This one really reminded me of the Beyonce video, Hold Up, where she smashes car windows. But I thought this was interesting. Someone actually made a side by side video of the two toegether too. Sip My Ocean: This video was really trippy. I wonder what it would have looked like to stand there in the middle of the space as it was shown in...Read More

Jason Salavon

In my research of Jason, I found that he uses a lot of color. So I wanted to write about a few of his pieces that I thought used a lot of color in an interesting way. All the Ways (the Simpsons): I thought this was really interesting. Also really loud. I never thought to superimpose all of the episodes of the show. I pressed play and was instantly hit with a crazy sound of the theme song and some episodes starting quickly. I could only watch for a few minutes but I really thought this was interesting. MTV's...Read More

A Boat Ride With Myself

This project was a lot of fun! I was home over fall break and I decided to go ahead and take photos while I was on out boat one day. It was hilarious trying to get the right angles for the photos. I ended up having to redo the whole thing the next day. But I got it to work luckily, and I’m really happy with how this turned out!

Waves of Distraction

Representational: Distraction For this one I wanted to show the distraction I have when I try to sit down and read. No matter what I do, 5 or 10 minutes into the book, I will start listening to music, go on my phone, or someone will call me. I can never solidly read very often. So take a look! Nonrepresentational: Waves For this one, I found a picture frame my sister gave me with a plastic block that looks like a prism.  I wanted to play around with light refraction but wanted to incorporate more items in the final image...Read More

Wafaa Bilial

Wafaa Bilial's work was so interesting. As I was looking through his works, A Call really stood out to me. Its interesting to see how he premiered the work. His visa into Iran, so he started a video chat to show the work from New York. Another piece I thought was interesting was his work Domestic Tension. I really liked how he utilized the paintball machine. I also like how he documented the process as well with all of the videos. He also incorporates outside input as well, setting it up in just a way that users could log in...Read More


This project was so fun! I have to admit that I struggled a little bit as well because I couldn’t really come up with an idea, but with the help of friends input I was able to come up with my idea! I decided to take a present day photo of the Eiffel Tower and add people from across different time periods, from the Victorian Ages to the 1950s. So here are some of the images I added to the picture, the landscape is down below as well. And here is my final image!

Cory Arcangel

Cory's artwork is very interesting. And he also documents them very well. His website has a wide range of his work. I like that he has created clothing as well. The other artists, with the exception of Rashaad, have not worked with clothes. I also like that you can purchase the items from his website. I love his book, Working on My Novel, where he has compiled over 100 tweets to create a narravtive about how novel writing is difficult, but in a funny way. His gradient works are awesome as well. He creates so many combinations of the gradients that...Read More

Rashaad Newsome

Rashaad has a totally different approach than the other artists. I really enjoy his work. Some of his pieces I don't really understand but there was plenty I did enjoy. So here are a few! Art of Papers: I know we talked about this one in class but I really like the mix of traditional, maybe even victorian aspects in the piece mixed with the modern aspects make for a very visually appealing work. I also love the intricate flowers and vines extending out from the piece. Pop and Pageantry: I was drawn to this piece because of the different...Read More

One Tool Madness

So the first project is completed! I had a ton of fun with this one. We were tasked with creating an image using just one tool in photoshop. So take a look at what I came up with! Transform: The transform tool allows to rotate, skew, scale, and distort the image in any way you can think of. I posted this image that I took while in London for a semester abroad on Instagram last week: Now this was before the assignment was given out. But as soon as I read the prompt, I knew I could do something with this...Read More