About Me

I'm a Ballard Memorial High School student, sometimes i get a good drawing, but i really enjoy writing a story. Although, because i've never had anyone read one of my stories, i can't claim anything as to how good or bad they are, so please feel free to give out a little constructive criticism.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Jelly Fish

This contemporary artwork simply drew me in. The vibrant colors and floating jellies, they draw the eye towards interesting parts of the piece, parts that wouldn't be noticed on most other sculptures. It brings to mind many questions, like "where are they going?" "is there any underlying order in the way they position themselves around eachothers?" it gives off a mood of loneliness and desolation, yet displays beauty. This artwork is made of neon, suspended in space in a dark room. More info about the artist and the museum this piece is kept in, can be found in this link Jellies
neon sculpture and neon art installations by artist Ehlenberger including modern and contemporary artwork, sconces and neon clocks
Lines : form the deadly looking tentacles
Shape : the mushroom-like shape is very similar to the way they would actually look
Form : again, the mushroom-like form, as well as the tubelike tentacles, are 3D
Value : all of the jellies are brightly lit from within, and yet surrounded by darkness
Texture : all of the jellies in this pic appear to be very smooth
Color : these brightly colored jellies stand out in their black surroundings
Space : the use of space here is magnificent, the jellies appear to be randomly placed in the empty space around them, which isn't actually negative space, because it has it's own purpose.
Balance : the jellies themselves have radial balance, but the work as a whole is asymmetrically balanced
Emphasis : there is emphasis on the two jellies in the center at the top, the emphasis is on them because they are the most brightly colored jellies in the work.
Movement : the jellies appear to be floating slowly through water
Rhythm : there does appear to be a rhythm to the jellies tentacles, as though the are slowly pumping thier way through space
Variety : the jellies, while all similar in shape, differ in both size, color, and pattern
Proportion : the tentacles on jellyfish are already unproportionaly long in comparison to thier short, round, bodies, so they are in fact proportionally correct.
Gradation : the elements of line and movement work together to create the tentacles, and the illusion of movement captured in a still frame.

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