As I was surfing the Internet, my curiosity got the better of me. What is the actual definition of art? I know we all have our own interpretation of the term, but what is the dictionary definition? Many answers popped up but one definition baffled me - "the creation of beautiful or significant things." The reason this baffled me being that not all art is beautiful. Picasso's Les Demoiselles D'avignon is certainly not beautiful or pretty but its one of the most successful pieces of art today. Whether your art is 'beautiful' or not, it's still art. It's something that came from within; something that sparked your interest and creativity. An Internet definition should not limit your work and tell you that art needs to be pretty.
Whether my art is pretty or not is out of the question. When my creativity sparks, I get into my work and create it from the "oomph" that comes from within. My main interest resides in the field of graphic design. I love the fact that using one of the most useful items today, the computer, and knowledge of art and design, you can create some of the interesting pieces of work.
Through my years of interest in graphic design, I have had experiences that I feel give me a slight edge. In my spring semester at Orange County Community College, I participated in two internships; one with artist, Judith Hraniotis and one with the art department at Orange County Community College to assist with the spring art show, Input Output. Participating in these internships really taught me what it would be like to work in the industry. My work with Judith was to create a website for her. This was a bit challenging but very fun. We met several times to talk about the website and its progress and what she liked and disliked about it. The internship with the art department was also interesting. It gave me a look at what goes on 'behind the scenes.' I was to help matte the artwork and assist in setting up the actual show.
Not only did I participate in internships but I was also in a competition with my friend. Through the club, Future Business Leaders of America, we participated in the web development competition. We took first place on the state level of the competition and qualified to go to nationals. The competition was very official that itwas
it's like more of a business club so we learned how to act in a professional manner. This sentence sounds a bit weird to me so I try to change it.
I have many creative interests when making art. Depending on the type of art making, I have different styles. When creating work just for fun, like image blends, I like to use bright colors and the use of well-known people or objects. I guess you can say that my leisure work is a sense of pop art and well-composed materialism. For example, I created a tour poster for a singer, known as Lights (I don't think you really need to capitalize lights.), which was one of three that was chosen to be featured on her website.
I also like to create art that mixes simplicity with intricacy. I think that having a really create piece mixed with something simple allows the piece to stand as a well rounded whole.
I plan to continue on with my education in graphic design and I feel SUNY New Paltz will be the best thing to assist in my growing knowledge. It will allow me to learn new things and help develop my creative process. I have learned a lot so far and I know there is so much more to learn. Although my education will never rest, when I complete my schooling, I hope to obtain a job in the graphic design field. I feel like I could be a great asset to a future company.