Category Archive: Alana Pirraglia

Studio Reflection

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 Final Project Description: For my final project a space was conceptualized and created in which my character Magneto could fulfill carry out his work. This space ultimately fulfilled a set of characteristics which lend… Continue reading

Post Crit: Site Revision

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After  discussion at our mid-project crits I was encouraged to change my site choice for my architectural proposal. Below are a  series of images of my new site choice for the placement of… Continue reading

Project IV: Description and Preliminary Sketches

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My artist that I have been working with this semester is Shepard Fairey. His work largely includes the reworking of original materials which usually result in images commenting on political and social cultural… Continue reading

Project III Reflection: Magneto

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For my project I was assigned Magneto as my Superhero. When approaching how to interpret a space of work for magneto in terms of my artist Shepard Fairey and the ideas and themes… Continue reading

Site Exploration & Intended Atmosphere

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The  site I  chose on campus for Magneto’s work place to be installed is one that fits perfectly with the theme of political propaganda and appropriation present in Shepard Fairey’s work. I chose… Continue reading

Making Connections: Magneto, Shepard Fairey & Appropriation

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When first Approaching how to create a space for work for Magneto I found it incredibly easy to think of spaces that would benefit or aid him in his work however I found… Continue reading

Midterm Review

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I was very happy with the comments  I received during my Midterm review this month. Although I felt like I did not fully convey all the thoughts i wished to in my presentation… Continue reading

Magneto: Client Analysis

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            Magneto is a character who originated in the Marvel Comic book series X-Men. He is mainly seen as being the number one villain in this series. As… Continue reading

Thinking Hand Essay: Allusions to Appropriation

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The Thinking Hand and Appropriation       The book, The Thinking Hand: Existential and Embodied Wisdom in Architecture, written by Juhani Pallasmaa explores the human hand and its relationship to the creation… Continue reading

City Within

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Manufacturing Marilyn

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Collage and Appropriation

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For further discovery of my artist I chose to focus of the theme of appropriation or re-appropraiton and specifically its implications with collage. My artist works with numerous amounts of layering techniques and… Continue reading

Artist Analysis: Shepard Fairey

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      Shepard Fairey was born in 1970 in Charleston South Carolina (Gaskell). Although very well known now for his work how he rose to such popularity is very much  unheard of… Continue reading

Reconstruction: POW(ER)- Shepard Fairey

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The image I chose to focus on for the recreation assignment is entitled POW(ER) and was produced by Shepard Fairey in 2010.  My research of the image led me to a video (http://youtu.be/LM2IW8hv5m8)… Continue reading

Obey: Creative Commentary

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Prior to this assignment I was not aware of who Shepard Fairey was. Of course I had encountered his work many times but never knowing who and produced it. My research led me… Continue reading