Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Shark tank cutout

After doing a field study on individuals reactions to sharks via the shark tank at my local aquarium, I decided to enhance my study with a cutout. What I found was that most people stopped long enough to take a photo of a shark with their phone or iPod and moved on. People did not take the time to really stop and look at the sharks or the rest of the life in the tank.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Duck Pond stop motion

Here is a short stop motion project I worked on for my Art and Ecology class...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pacific Ocean cutout

Benten is the patron goddess of Japan. She is known for guarding the ocean, bringing good fortune and wealth, and for her music. I know the edges look wobbly but it is actually just the photo of the piece taken at an angle. I need to get a much bigger scanner!

Friday, March 12, 2010


To celebrate my recent trip to Alaska I am posting another goddess cutout. Sedna protects the Arctic ocean and makes sure that people do not over hunt it or mistreat it. If she feels that people are abusing her ocean she gathers all of the animals and fish to her.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ocean goddess project 1

Chalchiuhtlicue is a Mexican and Aztec goddess. I used her for the patron goddess of the Atlantic ocean. It is said that she became angry with the way people were treating the ocean and so she flooded the earth and turned the animals and humans she liked into fish until she allowed the earth to dry out.
With all of the earthquakes that have been happening one wonders if some of these ancient goddesses have become angry with the way we, the people of the world, have been treating their domains (although if that were true one wonders why they are not focusing on the the countries that are causing most of the problems). Hmm...just something to think about.
Here is my rendition of Chalchiuhtlicue in all of her glory....