Category Archive: Michael Jaworski

Project IV Final + Term Reflection

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  The above images show from left to right the final presentation material, the artist panel displaying examples of Basquiat’s work, and my reproduction of Basquiat’s Irony of Negro Policemen.   Jean-Michel Basquiat… Continue reading

Project IV Update

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After deciding to use the existing shipping container in my site as inspiration, I experimented with various configurations of containers to compose the space. The final form accommodates the program’s spatial needs. As… Continue reading

The Dojo: Project IV Description

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Jean-Michel Basquiat was a New-York City graffiti artist, active in the 1970’s and 80’s, who introduced street art to the high-end art market with his raw, colourful, and expressive large-scale paintings. This project… Continue reading

Basquiat X Hit-Girl: Proposed Experience and Site

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    One of the strongest connections between Jean-Michel Basquiat and Hit-Girl is the street. Both characters, real and fictional, would    be familiar with graffiti as a lifestyle. The urban spaces where… Continue reading

Project III Reflection

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Pigment liner and watercolour montage of Hit-Girl and the site of her demountable place for work.   Hit Girl is a young girl who has been trained in combat by her father since… Continue reading

Demountable Place for Work

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Hit-Girl’s “job” as a vigilante is beating up bad guys. For her to do her job well she needs to be able to neutralize any foe, no matter their size, weapons, or ability.… Continue reading

HIT-GIRL

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  Hit-Girl is the alter-ego of 11-year-old Mindy McReady, who has been raised to be a deadly vigilante by her father under the false belief that she is seeking revenge against the organized crime… Continue reading

Mid-Term Reflection

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    I am quite happy overall about my presentation and the feedback I received. For my layered paper explorations I could continue to search for the perfect material, or even make my own. Ripping… Continue reading

The Thinking Hand Essay

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In The Thinking Hand Juhani Pallasmaa discusses the importance of embodied human existence and the hand’s role in the development of skills and creativity.(f) He highlights the importance of the hand in his… Continue reading

EXPRESSION THROUGH GESTURE

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Jean- Michel Basquiat: Reconstruction

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I chose to reconstruct Irony of Negro Policemen, painted by Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1981. Basquiat was a prolific artist; while he only lived to 27,  he managed to produce over a hundred works over the course… Continue reading

BASQUIAT

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“SAMO©…AS AN END TO THE 9 TO 5 ‘I WENT TO COLLEGE’ ‘NOT 2-NITE HONEY’…BLUZ…THINK…”, 1970s Dustheads, 1982 50-Cent Piece, 1983 Philistines, 1982 My first reaction to Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work is that it is bold and… Continue reading

Artist Analysis- Basquiat

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Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the most  influential figures in the history of graffiti. His work as a street artist is unremarkable compared to the work he made after transitioning into the world… Continue reading

Measure

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       For my act of measurement I sought to show how the dimensions of a building relate to the human body by highlighting certain interior features which people interact with frequently.… Continue reading