Monday, April 2, 2018

Research Proposal



Area of Interest:            

Uwf has a lot of flowers around campus. I’m planning to focus on that aspect of the landscape and explore the grounds to find all the flowers. I plan to visit the Camellia Garden on campus, the nature trails, and any other spots I can find around campus with flowers.

Research: I'm planning to draw some inspiration from artist Andy Goldsworthy. Instead, I would use flowers and I found most of his artwork to not include flowers. He used more rigid rough things like sticks, leaves, or rocks.  

http://visualmelt.com/Andy-Goldsworthy

https://www.americancamellias.com/about-american-camellia-society/american-camellia-trail-gardens/gulf-coast-camellia-trail-gardens/university-of-west-florida-camellia-garden

Places I'll go: Camellia gardens, nature trails around campus, and other various gardens I can find on campus. Flowers I pass walking to class.

Planning: I plan to gather together images of the flowers, research them and find out each type of flower. I want to even take some flowers and use them into an artwork. My concern will be the quality of the flowers as they diminish more. I could also do something digital with the photos I take. But I'm leaning towards more mixed media and  

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Net Art HTML Pages

Here is my link to reach my pages of html I have so far. I currently can't figure out how to get the video to work once it is uploaded to File Zilla. But everything else seems to be intact.



http://students.uwf.edu/rlh68/page1.html

Monday, February 12, 2018

Chimeras, Hybrids, and Monsters, oh my!

Project One: Chimeras, Hybrids, and Monsters, oh my!
Rachel Hiers
For this project, I wanted to incorporate scenery backgrounds with a hybrid mixed
creature. I mostly just picked whatever animals that came to mind, or ones I hadn’t seen done
before. The background images are all taken by me, in Italy and Austria this summer. I don’t like
taking peoples images online and would rather make use of my own images. I focus towards
photography, so this is also why. Getting back into Photoshop has been great, I used a few
different tools for this project. I used the brush tool to make all my shadows. I tried my best to
blend the animals together as I could, and am overall happy with the turnout.

I found using my own backgrounds to be easier, because then I just had to get images of
the animals and selected those one by one to bring to the specific background. I wanted a range
of animals to be apart of the project. I involved some land, sea, and even one mythological, the
dragon. I didn’t want it to look to busy and didn’t want to overwhelm myself with too many
Photoshop techniques. I’m excited to learn more about this massive program!