Assemblage

"Assemblage" is the 3-D version of "collage”. "Found object fragments," "discards," or "throwaways" (artist's work to look at: Schwitters, Cornell, Rauschenberg, Bearden, etc.).


These things are organized by their specific elements. The resulting groups are then arranged into compositions of art.


Extending to many cultures of people living in family, religious, work, and various other groups; We could be viewed as a complex living version of "assemblage”(Webster 1. a group of persons or things gathered or collected).


We have “found” each other by chance; either by blood, common goals, or a certain chemistry. These connections help to formulate new ideas, innovations, and even new generations. John Anderson

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Our July 10, 2017 Road Trip


                      Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens - 
                                Wikipedia en.m.wikipedia.org 

“The Arboretum is the largest in the United States staffed entirely by volunteers.”

“...include[s] what is claimed to be the largest public hosta garden in the United States (13000 plants representing over 700 varieties).” Wikipedia

Also pictured is my wife Anita who designed our home garden and this trip provided inspiration for some needed changes (80% weeding, 10% new plants plants, 10% Architectural Structure upgrades and repairs)( timeline: ongoing) 













Tuesday, July 4, 2017

YUKITANGI

“YUKITANGI talked and talked to keep the wolf away,
But it talked so much it heard only itself,
not the river, not the wind, not even the wolf.
But the raven came and said, the wolf is hungry,
If you stop talking you’ll hear him…the wind too.
And when you hear the wind you’ll fly.
Then he became his nature, the eagle.
The eagle soared and it's flight said all

 it needed to say.”

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A Girl Like Her

"A Girl Like Her" by Amy S. Weber, a Netflix movie is about teenage bullying and teenage suicide. It is very real and both the aggressor and the victim need help. Students, parents and teachers need to see this movie with actors in a documentary form. Relationship problems at home and at school extend to problems between cultures around the world. A public education beyond skills toward tolerance and understanding is paramount to our survival.



Sunday, April 26, 2015

Thank You for 6000+Pageviews


I hope you have found something useful here. It is fun for me to share my various life experiences, the proud people I meet, and my thoughts on the arts and   education with everyone. It is good to be more open with colleagues. People sharing ideas and images help improve the lives and education of students everywhere. Their should be no fear in giving away your special secrets. No-one can replicate what you do with the same degree of passion, research, and intensity; and your thoughts and ideas are based on personal history and experience. People recognize the "real deal, so always credit the source. If you pass on good ideas, you will be credited for the same genius for it's recognition.

I have no restrictions on the printing and use of my information in writing and photos from this blog; The singer Tony Bennett once said about Frank Sinatra...” He was a genius, he stole from everyone to find his own voice”. 

An “assimilation” or “synthesis” of desperate ideas combined with ones own unique experiences come from a truth within each of us. We cannot help being influenced by what we see and hear. Their are many element from fields other than art which we recognize in our work. Their are many cross applications between science and art.

Thank you very much for visiting my blog. With over 6000 page views from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, UkraineUnited Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, and Venezuela; I am overwhelmed. 

The process of posting on my blog has brought me back in touch with my own work, my own ideas, and 35 years of teaching experience. If you are a teacher, you know how much effort you put into educating your students. Being a teacher is a job that has no end. Students keep recycling through the system and never seem to lose the need for our help, attention, care, and love. I look forward to sharing more, so please stay tuned.

Thanks to all,  John Anderson


                             


Clay Modeling Jobs for New Car Designs

Auto design- 3-D Clay Modeling jobs; $100,000+

This is just another good reason for the visual arts to be taught in our public school. Let's even ramp it up!

Clay modelers shape the future of auto design

Michael Wayland, Associated Press
9:49 am, April 21, 2015
In an era of computer-aided design and 3-D printing, one traditional craft remains in automakers' design studios: full-size clay models.























For 80 years, clay modelers have used their hands and tools to make real the two-dimensional car designs sketched on paper. Clay is extremely malleable. It allows modelers to fair a line here, to tuck a curve there, until the body design is perfected.
"We're good with the technology, but nothing speaks to 3-D like a clay model," said Joe Dehner, head of Dodge & Ram Truck exterior design for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, inside the automaker's Dodge design studio in Auburn Hills.


Twenty-five years ago, as milling and computer-aided design programs transformed the design process, it seemed clay modelers would be all but extinct. Bean counters saw the new technologies as a way to shorten the design process and cut costs. 
But carmakers found they were turning out lackluster vehicles due to a lack of hands-on interaction and being unable to effectively evaluate styling.

 "There was a rush to do totally digital," Dehner told The Detroit News. "I still think there's a desire in the design ranks to be more technically savvy, but the one thing about this is you're adding the human element."

The importance of that human element has made clay modelers such as Facciolla and Todd Wilburn, of the Dodge and Ram Design Studios, highly coveted by automakers. The number of skilled workers in the field has fallen because of digital processes, and not many universities offer training.

Clay modeling positions can pay a salary of more than $100,000. 

FCA US focuses on six design schools when looking for new clay designers. One of the top institutions is the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.

CCS has offered automotive clay modeling for more than 20 years, and is known as a proving ground for those looking to enter the automotive industry.
Clay courses start with rudimentary introductions to the materials and how to mold the surfaces, followed by more advanced structures and practices. Students cannot earn a degree in automotive clay modeling, but they do receive a certificate upon completion.
"Talented clay modelers, physical sculptures, are in really high demand," said CCS undergraduate transportation design program head Paul Snyder, an internationally recognized automotive designer and alumnus. "These guys can basically write their own ticket if they're really that good."
Designers continue to work with modelers, who can spend hours sculpting a single panel or piece of a vehicle, and then have to do it all over again if changes are made by management or designers.

Once designers have half a model complete, they use an optical scanner to digitize the design. A milling machine replicates the design to the other side of the vehicle, which can be done overnight. Modelers and designs then dance between clay and digital renderings.












Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"5000 Thanks!"


I hope you have found something useful here. It is fun for me to share my various life experiences, the proud people I meet, and my thoughts on the arts and   education with everyone. It is good to be more open with your colleagues. People sharing their ideas and images help improve the lives and education of students everywhere. Their should be no fear in giving away your special secrets. No-one can replicate what you can do; and one who tries, is a fraud who is easily recognized.

The singer Tony Bennett once said about Frank Sinatra...” He was a genius, he stole from everyone to find his own voice”. 
I have no restrictions on the printing and use of my information in writing and photos from this blog; but one should always credit the source of any material you share or use with others.
One should always think of an “assimilation” or “synthesis” of desperate ideas in combined with ones own special creativity. These ideas should come from a truth within you based on personal experience. One cannot help being influenced by what is seen and heard. Their are many element from fields other than art which are recognizable to the very thing needed in our work. Their are many cross applications between science and art.

Thank you very much for visiting my blog. With over 5000 page views from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, UkraineUnited Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, and Venezuela; I am overwhelmed. 

The process of posting on my blog has brought me back in touch with my own work, my own ideas, and 35 years of teaching experience. If you are a teacher, you know how much effort you put into educating your students. Being a teacher is a job that has no end. Students keep recycling through the system and never seem to lose their need for our help, attention, care, and love. I look forward to sharing more, so please stay tuned.

Thanks to all,  John Anderson

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

On PBS TV: N.C. elementary schools promise arts education but access is far from equal

I am so excited to finally see a segment about arts education in the public schools on a television news program. PBS singles out North Carolina as an example of inconsistencies of the amount of time for the mandated arts; but point out the existence of the problem across the nation. Please click here to see the video segment: Arts education inconsistencies