Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Artist Statement: Top Five Words

Top Words:

1. Land

Def.: an area of ground with reference to its nature or composition

2. Terrain

Def.: a tract of land, esp. as considered with reference to its natural features, military advantages, etc.

3. Manipulation

Def.: to handle, manage, or use, esp. with skill, in some process of treatment or performance

4. Spatial (design)

Spatial Design is a relatively new discipline that crosses the boundaries of traditional design disciplines such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and landscape design as well as public art within the Public Realm.

It focuses upon the flow of space between interior and exterior environments both in the private and public realm. The emphasis of the discipline is upon working with people and space, particularly looking at the notion of place, also place identity

5. Landscape

Landscape comprises the visible features of an area of land, including physical elements such as landforms, living elements of flora and fauna, abstract elements like lighting and weather conditions, and human elements like human activity and the built environment.

Top Verbs:

1. Exploiting

to use selfishly for one's own ends

2. Altered

to make different in some particular, as size, style, course, or the like; modify

3. Manufactured

to work up (material) into form for use

4. Conquering

to gain a victory over; surmount; master; overcome

5. Perpetuate

To prolong the existence of

Top Adjectives:

1. Formalist

In visual art, formalism is a concept that posits that everything necessary to comprehending a work of art is contained within the work of art. The context for the work, including the reason for its creation, the historical background, and the life of the artist, is considered to be of secondary importance. Formalism is an approach to understanding art.

2. Natural

existing in or formed by nature

3. Monumental

resembling a monument; massive or imposing.

4. Remnant

remaining; leftover.

5. Sculptural

To change the shape or contour of, as by erosion.

Top Nouns:

1. Ramp

The use of land or created or manufactured object to be used in generally extreme sports.

2. Trail Marker

is the practice of marking paths in outdoor recreational areas with blazes, markings that follow each other at certain — though not necessarily exactly defined — distances and mark the direction of the trail.

3. Space

the unlimited or incalculably great three-dimensional realm or expanse in which all material objects are located and all events occur.

4. Land

(See top words)

5. Landscape

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