Saturday, January 24, 2009

Adrian, 7th Grade, RYSS

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Student photographer's analysis of the photo:

I like this picture because it shows how much I like bikes. It also reminds me of when I jumped a hill and destroyed my bike and just left it there like this person did. Bikes make me happy because they are good transportation. I also like the mix of the colors of red, yellow, blue, and the black tires. The chain that helps the bike move is really rusty and broken. The person who dropped it must have left it there a long time ago because of its condition. I also like the reflection in the water. There are also a lot of clothes and shoe laces on top. The bike is also a bike with good wheels for off road. The tire also looks flat. It looks like if someone was racing on it and messed up and crashed down, or the owner of it just didn't like the bike. The shadows of the trees make it dark compared to how bright it is outside. It also looks like if that big rock is about to fall on the handles. The back tire is probably flat from the compression of the rock. The bike also reminds me of how much time I use mine and if I'm not careful, that's how my bike will end up too.

Adrian, 7th 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.