I am sorry for the non-book related post but its been 10 minutes and I am still laughing.

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When I compare TV relationships to real life




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2nd personal logo:
the brush and dog are made using the black and white settings on the paintbrush tool in Illustrator. 
I really wanted to include a paintbrush into my final idea for a logo, and then thought the paintbrush by itself was a little too boring so I included a Dalmatian into the concept.  

updated personal logos.

The idea is to play off the first letter of my last name “Altamirano” and turn the capitol “A” into part of the double helix. 
I spent a lot of time working with designs similar to the bottom one, but was then advised that the designs “L” shape was awkward. 

I tried integrating the DNA helix horizontally while still connecting it to the Altamirano. 

I see this logo and think something along the lines of genetics company. 

Here’s the cover for my book. 
It’s the Georgetown skyline as a black and white vector graphic. 

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These are some of the last letters of the alphabet book. 
I’m really proud of these two. They took a while to make. 

I took a photo of the image, then traced out the individual shapes using the pen tool and then used lived paint to make everything black. then went back in with a white paintbrush adding in only white strokes. 

Here’s most of the photos for the alphabet book I’m finishing up. 
really excited about some of them, and some of them like the “m” im thinking about replacing. 

The general theme that holds together my photos is that all are typically brightly lit metalwork with lots of color saturation. 


Kate MacDowell (USA)

Conceptual artist and ceramic sculptor Kate MacDowell explores our romantic notions towards the environment alongside the human propensity for destruction. These pieces are in part responses to environmental stressors including climate change, toxic pollution, and gm crops. They also borrow from myth, art history, figures of speech and other cultural touchstones. In some pieces aspects of the human figure stand-in for ourselves and act out sometimes harrowing, sometimes humorous transformations which illustrate our current relationship with the natural world. In others, animals take on anthropomorphic qualities when they are given safety equipment to attempt to protect them from man-made environmental threats. In each case the union between man and nature is shown to be one of friction and discomfort with the disturbing implication that we too are vulnerable to being victimized by our destructive practices. “I hand sculpt each piece out of porcelain, often building a solid form and then hollowing it out. Smaller forms are built petal by petal, branch by branch and allow me the chance to get immersed in close study of the structure of a blossom or a bee. I chose porcelain for its luminous and ghostly qualities as well as its strength and ability to show fine texture. It highlights both the impermanence and fragility of natural forms in a dying ecosystem, while paradoxically, being a material that can last for thousands of years and is historically associated with high status and value. I see each piece as a captured and preserved specimen, a painstaking record of endangered natural forms and a commentary on our own culpability.”

[more Kate MacDowell | artist found at myampgoesto11]

These sculptures are so crazy cool. 
For the final project, Professor Hyams suggested combining making the final project for this class the same as a final for another class. 
For Professor Hutchison’s Oil class we have to create a collage and then paint the image, i wonder if i should create something like this as graphic art for the final and then paint that? 

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