For "Let's Read Art" this week, we discussed this abstract animation piece using the three steps to reading art mentioned here.
Below are the interpretations of Stephen (my husband), Andy and Spencer (my sons) and myself.
WHAT DO YOU SEE?
- blue dots in a grid formation
- they keep adding more and more onto it
- blackish hole
- green dot
- the circle is constant
- overlapping images
- some parts get erased
- I see stuff being added...more and more
- they scribble all over it
- I noticed there are highlighter caps and maybe a tennis ball
- the shapes are lots of circles
- circles don't have any sides or corners: they are equal
- it has a word at the beginning: "orbit"
- I like the colored layers
- nice rough patterns
- cut out and hand drawn
- it's very design focused
- different textures
- I see highlighter caps
- repeating elements
- it's clippy
- it has a low frame rate
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THESE FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE?
- It looks like a stop motion piece
- some circles look cut out
- I think they are drawn
- I think they used imotion
- looks like it's done in sketchbook pro
- orbit is something that travels around and around
- pen caps that are more photographic
- background looks like a fabric
- very minimalist
- looks like early graphics
- highlighters: highlight things
- some look drawn, cut out...lots of different techniques
- mirror symmetry
- does it need the music? yes
WHY DID THE ARTIST PUT THIS ALL TOGETHER?
- I think they named the piece "orbit" because sometimes the blue dots orbit around the main circle
- almost like a dinner plate with the backgound being fabric like a table cloth
- not sure what is being said but I see lots of circles and roundness
- like minimalist art. think what circles mean what does the consistent shape with the changing elements mean
- it's about unity because of the consistent center circle
- it's sort of planetary
- I think it's about transformation
These are our interpretations, you may see something different. Oh, and I should mention that when we do this we don't read up about the piece until after we've looked at it.