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My ART Class 2009-2010

January 25, 2010

I will never forget the best class of the Fall semester 2009-2010. To everyone: Hiba, Luna, Setha, Assaad, Chantal, Maen, Bassel, Jay, Aya (Elsa), Lara, Nivine, Rasha, Mirna, and Professor Hines, it was great having you in this class. I will never forget you since now I have your names and picture on my blog. Hehe, seriously it was a  fun, educational, and entertaining class!

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My Beloved Sister

January 25, 2010

 

This project is dedicated to my beloved sister that lives in Dubai. I have chosen to do a project about my sister because she is my only sister and that both my sister and my brother mean the world to me. My sister has been taking care of me ever since I was born, and for that I think she deserves the best in life. What reminds me the most of my sister is her smell, so I decided to produce a perfume that smells nearly like her.

First I went to a store that can create whatever perfume I want, so I told the salesperson that I want to make a perfume that smells fruity. The mixture was composed of bottles labeled in numbers from 50 to 60, which is the range of smells of fruit. I can not remember what numbers I put, but the outcome smelled nearly like her real perfume. I also made the packaging that the perfume came in. I painted the circular box white, designed the cover and the bottom with pink laces, and wrote Sara’s Perfume in Purple. The main reason I chose pink, whit , and purple was because that is my sister’s favorite colors. In addition, the perfume inside the box was laid on and surrounded by silver cushions which my friend and I made by sewing.

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Good & Bad…Black & White

January 25, 2010

 

As this painting reveals, it is a snake that transforms into a bouquet of flowers. The snake is covered with pantyhose in order to give  the effect of real skin. In addition, the painting has a 3-D effect because of the flowers that are glued on it.

The story behind this painting is that when my father passed away 7 years ago, it felt like a snake bit my leg and the scar of this tragedy is still there. My family suffered a lot because of fathers death due to different complications. Now we are all fina living a happy life because of my strong mum that was able to be the father and mother at the same time. She struggled her way through life, for us not to feel that something is essential like our father is missing. Here comes the representation of flowers that symbolize my mum because her name in Arabic is Zahra, which means a flower in english. Also, the flowers in the painting are fresh and look healthy because out of all the misery, I still had the best mum in the world.

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My Perspective Drawing

January 3, 2010

 

This is my drawing on perspective. I got a B+ on this project which is excellent comparing to the class. My drawing is made up of 6 drawings, each in different direction. My purpose fom this project is to allow each person to see this drawing from different perspectives and to analyze it in their own way. The real or the important figure is the one in the middle which is the source for all the other figures surrounding it. I also drew a road in the middle making it seem as if its a road leading you around, which will take you back to the starting point. I really enjoyed drawing this drawing because I was able to convince friends, colleagues, and family how this project would work when they thought it was a silly idea at the beginning. After seeing the final result, they where surprised and like my drawing 🙂

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Matress of Leaves

January 3, 2010

 

This is a matress made out leaves. It was Rasha’s part of the whole group’s project where each one of us shared something. In rasha’s project, we all contributed in finding leaves and put them all together on a green cardboard. Later, Rasha took off her shoes and walked bare foot on them. She wanted to the class to experience her house in the village where there are fallen leaves everywhere. So when she walked on the leaves, she remembered her village.

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My Orange Peel Candle

January 3, 2010

This is a hand made candle holder that is made out of orange peel. It was part of my second art performance that required us not to use any art objects.

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My Art Performance

January 3, 2010

This was my art performance where I made all of the colleagues and our Professor lie in a circle and raise their legs high in the air. Then each one supported their legs on each other (as shown in the picture) in order to be able to keep their legs above the ground for a long time. After getting in the right position, I gave out Galaxy chocolates to each person and start eating it. My purpose from this performance was to let everyone experience what I went through before I had my surgery. I would faint and then my mum would have to put my legs really high and I would eat sugar so that my blood pressure would increase again.