Art 576: Advanced Photography
Silver gelatin prints; 8″x10″
I tried incorporating color and splatter into my chemigrams. By using a paint brush for the paint, developer, and fixer, I can accomplish this.
ART 2750: Video Art I
Narrative Performativity Project
poem: Only Quiet
poet: Ralph Angel
Justin D Wippich
FA16: Video Art 32481
The following piece is entitled Tonight on the News, it was one of the smaller projects I made for the semester. The overall idea is taking a combination of fictional video games and finding a real world link, in this case news reports. I should mention some of the footage used is a little brutal, but I was going for that in regards to the stories we hear about in the news, please enjoy.
Art 576: Advanced Photography
Silver gelatin prints; 8″x10″
Throughout the semester I’ve been experimenting with chemigrams. By putting different materials over pre-exposed photopaper and putting it back and forth in developer and fixer, I can create abstract and whimsical designs. These prints utilize butter, chocolate pudding, and canola spray respectively.
A-S 380: Darkroom Studio
Silver Gelatin Prints; 8″ x 10″
3 Images create the series
These images are studies of light and texture. I feel intimate with plants as I’ve worked with them for years in groundskeeping for my local arboretum, but also have spent many hours researching their historical symbolism within literature and art. To spend the time fostering growth that occurs directly by my hand causes a desire to capture the seductive qualities of the plants. While these specific plants depicted do not constitute any certain meaning, they are plants that I grew over the summer at my workplace.
ART 576 Alternative Processes
In my series titled, Portals, I use small mirrors to reflect a new image onto the existing field of vision. I am interested in engaging the viewer in a way that conveys disruption of space and removal of the original field of vision. The title Portals refers to the shape of the mirrors in that they create a gateway to another location echoing that of the shape of the camera lens.
ART:3233 Studio Lighting
Medium: Digital Prints
1) 13.333 X 20.053
2) 15.467 X 11.52
3) 13.333 X 20.053
4) 11.5 X 8
These images are self portrait images of me. For the assignment we had to take photographs that represented four questions that was asked about ourselves. The four questions were:
Who am I?
How others see me.
How I want others to see me.
A surrogate/replacement or stand-in.
The original photographs are in color. I decided to turn into black and white because I love how the contrast of the photographs look as well.
For my first image I decided to state the physical by saying I am a African American woman. I played on the idea by using the hair scarf as a representation on the African culture. I put a twist on it by adding the jewelry and makeup to represent the American culture and style. For the second photo, others see me as this shy quiet type. So I decided to push it further by hiding part of myself in the dark and only having one side of me being seen. I wanted to show that most people don’t really see me and that I am hidden in the dark or shadows to them. Then, there are some that do notice me, but only some of me. For the third photo, I decided that I wanted people to see me as this very strong, independent, sophisticated, confident,and feminine woman. I did a head shot with a very strong pose to capture everything that I wanted to stand for. Lastly, for my replacement I choose a crab to represent me. I am one to believe in my zodiac sign Cancer and our symbol is a crab. Zodiac cancers are quiet, shy, sensitive, loyal, trustworthy, and lovable. The characteristics of a cancer describes me to a T and that is the reason why I chose to photograph a crab.
Art 3233: Studio Lighting
There are twelve images total that make the series.
My idea for the project was to show how society views black men and how they feel they would like to be viewed by society. It was very interesting to see how these people actually feel on the topic. I used a two light setup one light pointing on the subject and a light pointing towards the background to separate them. They felt very strong about the subject based off their reactions and ideas they gave me. I feel they decided to show a good side of the concept I was going for, due to them putting together their own ideas for the overall theme. I only presented the topic to them, but I let them decide mostly on how to execute the idea. I wanted to have ten people, but majority of the people I had did not commit to the project or wanted to do something different which did not fit the concept. The overall idea is to show how each individual feels and capture their own emotions into the camera.
ART 4990: Special Topic in Art – Video Art
ART 4990: Video Art
This video is about comparing things that are similar and different. I picked the subject of my grandmother and I because we have been compared to one another my whole life. I thought it would be interesting to interview people that we are closest with such as family friends and my grandfather and I asked them three questions. The questions I asked were How are we similar, How are we different and How has her raising impacted the way I acted. Since the audio had so many things going on with it I wanted to keep the video very simple in showing the things that we have similar physically because one of the biggest things I get told is that I look just like my grandmother even from complete strangers that I don’t even know.
Art 295, Special Topics (Alternative Processes)
Digital Negatives used to make Cyanotype and Van Dyke prints
Mixed media combining Digital Inkjet print on canvas with Cyanotype prints toned in Eggplant Black
Cyanotype and Van Dyke prints sized 3″ x 4″ (2 images)
Mixed media installation 36″ diameter (1 image)
The cyanotype is done on vellum from a digital negative printed on Pictorico. Image is of the Rocky Mountains just east of Livingston, Montana.
The Van Dyke is done on watercolor paper from a digital negative printed on Pictorico. Image is of Pompeys Pillar, 25 miles east of Billings, Montana and contains the last physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
The mixed media installation is titled “The Modern Warpath” and is intended as a social statement on the current ecological battle taking place between the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their supporters/allies vs. proponents and the corporations involved in the Dakota Access Pipeline project. The center image was shot in the heart of the Standing Rock Reservation in the South Dakota section. The surrounding cyanotype images were toned in Eggplant Black and shaped to resemble tears in recognition of the suffering of tribal nations at the hands of both government and corporations that started with the founding of our nation and continues today. They are also a visual documentation of the natural beauty and life giving aspects of nature that the Water Protectors are fighting to maintain for not only themselves, but future generations. The mandala is topped with a ‘tree of life’ symbol done with turquoise chips to symbolize the “Water is Life” slogan used by the Water Protectors. The bottom of the mandala is adorned with a glass bottle containing a small amount of grass and soil collected from the site of the Protector’s camp in Cannon Ball, ND.
My journey that led to this camp and my experiences there had a profound impact on me and reinforced my desire to use my art to highlight and inform viewers on matters of social importance that are close to my heart. Overall, this class on Alternative Processes has been my favorite thus far and gave me an incredible opportunity to combine digital photography with photo processes over a century old, and I look forward to continuing my experiments in future classes.
Art 3470 Digital Photography
Digital Prints; 11×17
10 images total
These photos are from a Pro Life standpoint. I read an article with 30-50 women’s stories about the abortions they had been through. I wanted to show the death of innocents, the suffering that follows, blood shed, PTSD, thoughts of suicide, and sarcastic approach toward the ideology of, “my body, my choice.”
The hanger is symbolism from Pro Choice believers, that even abortion was made illegal, women would still perform abortions just in unsafe environments. Because of this, I used the hanger symbolically to blind and strangle the woman depicted here. I titled these photographs, “Abortion, PTSD, Pro Choice, And The Moments That Follow; I Think I Died Inside.”
ART 576: Photography
Installation Still (found photographs and acrylic paint)
Title of piece: “Was I Ever Really Here?”
Was I Ever Really Here? explores the concept of home through memory and nostalgia. The year I left for college my parents got divorced and moved to different cities. These abrupt changes ended up leaving holes in places I once found home. Many spaces and relationships that once occupied my life became inaccessible to me except through memory.
Using my childhood photos I am literally “erasing” myself with white paint to represent the disconnect I feel from the physical and emotional pieces of my past.
ART 3470: Digital photography
Photos 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 – Height: 8 5/8 Width: 11/7/8
5th Photo – Height: 12 7/8 Width: 8 5/8
6 photos altogether
Statement: This series is meant to just be for laughs and giggles. These photos were the process of me learning how to incorporate boom lighting into my digital photos. The inspiration from the concept came from a classmate who was eating noodles in class one day. I thought they smelled tasty and she said that she ‘loves some good nudes for lunch.’ We had a nice laugh. These pictures are the result of my inspiration.