Thursday, October 16, 2008

Zarait, 8th Grade, RYSS

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Student photographer's analysis of the photo:

This picture shows a leaf that is dying. It makes me feel sad because the old leaf is about to fall to the ground. Probably the fence is the reason that the leaf is dying faster. I would like to do something about the leaf's situation, but I just can't do anything about it. The colors of the leaf are green and brown. The shape is strange because it looks like a piece of paper that has been burned. And it has holes. The leaf also has lines that are going in different directions.

Zarait, 8th Grade, Junior Academy, Raul Yzaguirre School For Success [RYSS], Houston, Texas

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Harold Olejarz is Art and Technology teacher at Eisenhower Middle School, Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S.A. He began his career as a sculptor and exhibited in Soho, NYC, in the early 1980s. His work evolved into Performance Art and his living sculptures installed themselves in museums and public spaces in the US and Europe from 1985 to the early 1990s. He has been exploring digital media as both an artist and an educator since 1997. “Capturing the Moving Present,” an essay by Harold Olejarz, is included in Video Art for the Classroom, a National Art Education Association publication. Olejarz has made presentations on the use of digital media at state and national educational conferences.

Tom Chambers is Technology Applications teacher at Raul Yzaguirre School For Success [Junior School], Houston, Texas, U.S.A. He was Visiting Lecturer in Digital/New Media Art for the Fine Arts Department at Zhaoqing University, Zhaoqing, China, 2005-2007. He was Executive Committee Member and Juror (2003 - 2005) for the International Digital Art Awards (IDAA), and was instrumental in expanding the content of the IDAA to include New Media Art, and served as on-line New Media Director (2004 - 2005). Chambers has been a documentary photographer and visual artist for over thirty years, and he is currently working with the pixel as Minimal Art (Pixelscapes) which begins to approach a true, abstract, visual language in Digital Art.

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