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My Art As An Art Student

Updated on February 28, 2020
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Alex has his A.A.T. with a major in Spanish, and he is working towards his B.S. with a major in art education.

Who Am I?

I am Alexander James Guckenberger. I am working on my bachelor's degree in science as an art education major. I have been making art since kindergarten. I love art, from Salvador Dali to Giotto di Bondone and Leonardo da Vinci. I almost wrote my first or second article on this site about Salvador Dali. I love his paintings. He did good performance art as well. It is impossible at times to separate the artist from her art.

Finger 2020

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Finger 2020

I just finished this work very recently. I made this with plaster and incense ash. The ash had to be slowly rubbed in for a more fleshy feel.

Picture 204

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Picture 204

I made this when I was much younger. I used a webcam and pointed it toward the monitor. It counts as art. Art can be anything. It is fairly creepy and minimalist.

Star of David 1

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Star of David 1

This was an ephemeral endeavor. It took many hours, and I finally earned that A! The second photograph shows my Hebraic sign dying as all things do.

Star of David 2

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Star of David 2

Death is beautiful.

Line

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Line

Line is an abstract piece. I like it.

Sign of the Cross

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Sign of the Cross

This is a work that I am proud of. I think I got an A on the project, and a B in the class.

Greek in the Square

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Greek in the Square

This compliments the former piece.

Tree 1.1

Tree 1.1

I made this by combining stop-go photography with what we still call "film" for some reason. I love stop-action photography and claymation. I've been doing it since grade school.

PROJECT 2

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PROJECT 2

This is fun.

Water

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I worked on this when I was a younger person. There are organic lines, but the image is fairly flat in appearance. I enjoy this fragment of our imagination.

Stars in the Plant

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Stars in the Plant

"Stars in the Plant" was made with Photoshop. I love black & whiten art! Photoshop was less expensive than I had expected. Many modern art classes make use of this program. This was fun and stressful to make. Stress can be a major part of life.

Lego Compilation 1.0

Lego Compilation 1.0

This is a collection of stop-action short films. Not all of the bricks are Lego. Some were even made with a 3D printer. There are a number of brands nowadays.

Conclusion

This is just a preview of my abilities and inabilities. I have more.

© 2020 Alexander James Guckenberger

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    • Guckenberger profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      3 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      BRENDA ARLEDGE,

      I agree with you. There is a thin line (if any) between art and language.

      Hidden meanings can make art.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Thank you so much. I love the humanities!

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      3 months ago from Washington Court House

      Art is another way of expressing ourselves.

      Glad to see you enjoy it.

      Art can be interesting, especially when there are hidden meanings for one to depict.

      Great article. Thanks for sharing.

      Goodluck with your endeavors.

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      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      3 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Eastward,

      Thank you again. I appreciate everything. :)

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      Eastward 

      3 months ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Sounds like you are keeping your options wide-open, Alexander. I'm sure with your passion, you'll do great at whichever you choose. Wishing you all the best too!

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      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      3 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Eastward,

      I am planning to teach middle schoolers. I love kids. I would want to be a professor later in life. But maybe I'll be a security guard for a museum instead. Who knows? I wish you the best with your work and life!

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      Eastward 

      3 months ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      That's great! Would you like to become an art professor? I'm mostly working on work/study related 3D Art/VR now, but hope to have the time to work on more experiences I can share here soon. And you are most welcome!

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      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      3 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      I love digital art! I can't wait to get my PhD like you and my uncle! VR is super cool. Where can I admire your 3D art? Art needs to be fun. Thank you for the kind words!

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      Eastward 

      3 months ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      No worries, Alexander. I got an art degree without the education part (taught digital art for a while nonetheless), an MBA, and am currently working on my PhD in Industrial Innovation Management (with a focus on VR tech). I also recently became a Unity 3D Certified Artist and Instructor. It's been a weaving path but an enjoyable one! You're most welcome for the comments on your art. Keep having fun and making more (and posting it here!).

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      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      3 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Linda Crampton,

      Thank you for the compliments! :D

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      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      3 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Eastward,

      I'm sorry. :( What did you pursue instead? And thank you so much. I had fun making it!

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The finger is a dramatic way to begin the article! It looks very realistic. I love "Sign of the Cross" and "Greek in the Square". Good luck with your studies.

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      Eastward 

      3 months ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Nice work, Alexander! Art education was my original plan in college (they ended up cancelling the program on me) many years ago. Stars in the Plant is by far my favorite. It reminds me of government monuments I visited in the PRC.

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      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      3 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Eric Dierker,

      Do you write like he does? What do you think of his abstract art?

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      The War of Art. You cannot be born in tinyville Wyoming move to the Big Apple and not be an artist. Or if you are a stock broker or just plain crazy.

      One of his brothers live down the road.

      He was/is an influence to me in my writing. Why even bother writing like someone else?

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      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      3 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      *Jackson

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      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      3 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Eric Dierker,

      What do you think about Jason Pollock?

    • Guckenberger profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      3 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Eric Dierker,

      Thanks for stopping by my friend. :)

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Your heart of wonder is not diminished but your art stinks. I bet you did not expect that from me. And I do not mean it as it captured me for good moments.

      My beautiful Betty* was an art education major when I married her. We spent hours from kiln to inland sand castles. When I stop being the student, act fast it may not end well ;-)

      *First wife - 70's.

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      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      3 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Nathan Bernardo,

      Thanks.

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      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      3 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Pamela Oglesby,

      Thank you. :)

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      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      3 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Cheryl E Preston,

      Thank you so much.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      3 months ago from California, United States of America

      Very interesting art work!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      3 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I like you very unique art. I particularly liked the Greek in the Square, but the others as well. I wish you the best as you continue your education.

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      Cheryl E Preston 

      3 months ago from Roanoke

      Your artwork is very intriguing and unusual. You have a raw talent that I hope will be appreciated. Please continue to share.

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