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My hometest

Jan. 11th, 2011 | 07:02 pm
posted by: taesari in cooperunion

Ok, despite the lack of people using this community, I'm going to post my hometest. I remember looking back at old hometests when I was a junior and loving it, so hopefully this post will serve a similar purpose. I'll make sure to post whether or not I get in on this entry as well.

the prompts were,

1) Draw three pieces of furniture from observation. Create a new piece of furniture from a combination of these three drawings.

2) A self portrait including both a view of the top of your head and the bottom of your feet.

3) A view around a corner or quaquaversal

4) A sequence or series of images created over the course of seven consecutive days, which records the passage of time or an unfolding event.

5) Singularity

6) Design a clock and/or calendar based on a unit of measurement other than time


my responses:

1)



I drew three pieces of my couch then folded the paper into a chair.



2)



Interpreted as the difference between the complexity of thought/ sensory processing and actions. The feet were made by making prints of the bottom of my feet, then cutting off pieces of the prints into the shape of solidly planted feet. This was one of the many prompts which addressed my sensory disorders.


3) I forgot to save the video anywhere, I think. For this prompt I chose quaquaversal, which basically means 'turned in whichever way'. I was inspired by families in Mexico. Although they are not Jewish and don't associate with Judaism in any way, every Friday they put kiddush candles into a soup pot, which they hide in their sinks. They light the candles, blow them out, and put everything away immediately.
I turned this idea on its head and gave making breakfast religious connotation.


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5.


fucking hated the idea of singularity


6.


Calendar: The year split up by emotional state.

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from: taesari
date: Jan. 12th, 2011 12:58 am (UTC)
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I explained where the process was as interesting as the finished pieces, but I tried to keep my words to a minimum because I maximized speech in so many other places.

can you post yours?

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from: taesari
date: Jan. 12th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
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I think everyone feels self conscious about it. I shrivel a little bit every time I see another hometest.

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from: shcarts
date: Jan. 25th, 2011 04:54 am (UTC)
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Your hometest is brilliant (drags feet to the corner and sulks.) I really like the 7 day drawing and problem 6. 6 was the worst of them for me. D:

I think yours is great, I'm thinking mine was too simple and whatnot and probably won't catch their attention any.

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from: taesari
date: Jan. 25th, 2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
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totally stalked your hometest out on deviantart weeks ago.

Did you know there's two people who used an octopus to respond to quaquaversal? So I have to ask, why did you choose that? I was trying to figure it out and couldn't... is it because qua + qua = eight?

I love my hometest and sketchbook but my portfolio is so weak. I didn't know that the 5 portfolio pieces had to fit into the envelope, so all my pieces were done on large illustration board.... had to photograph them... and only used 5 instead of the possible 20.... -_____-
and I realized as soon as I mailed the envelope that I didn't resize the images to their specifications. I doubt they'd disqualify me over that, but I still feel really bad about giving them a hard time.

problem 6 I did three times and I'm still not completely satisfied. That one was a hard prompt!

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from: shcarts
date: Jan. 25th, 2011 02:03 pm (UTC)
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Haha I was going to post up the other photos of the other problems on my dA account but sadly I sent off the test before getting the chance to.

what? someone else did an octopus quaquaversal??? Link please? I'd like to see how the other interpreted an octopus in theirs.

I'd be just as confused as you are as to why someone would choose an octopus for quaquaversal if I wasn't so obsessed with them.
The octopus came from my clothing brand where the octopus is the so called "mascot". So this piece is more of a sentimental piece than a conceptual one. Aside from the octopus coming from my brand, I wouldn't understand why someone would use an octopus as their subject.

I love my hometest except for problem six, that will haunt me forever. I can't exactly tell how my portfolio will do considering that I included no still lifes or perspective drawings. My sketchbook is also weak, it wasnt complete and was simply a small moleskine sketchbook that was full of rough drafts and screw ups.

And I am in the same boat as you in regards of sending in your portfolio, all of mine were on 18x24 and bristol and obviously I couldn't do anything else except submit them on a flash drive...so yeah... I only put in there 1 painting that luckily fit into the envelope but that was it. Everything else was on the flash drive.

I regret my problem six, I wish I didn't put that prompt off so late and put more thought and time into it. I think I went to literal on it.

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from: taesari
date: Jan. 25th, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
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I can't find it now but I swear I saw another octopus!

I love my sketchbook. At least if I get rejected I get it back. ;____;

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from: anonymous
date: Feb. 4th, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
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Your furniture piece makes me hate myself...Brilliant.

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from: taesari
date: Feb. 5th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
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anonymous? jokes. post your hometest!

I need something to look at while I rip out my hair waiting to hear back from Cooper.

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from: anonymous
date: Feb. 5th, 2011 04:47 pm (UTC)
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haha i totally feel the same way. phone rang five minutes ago and I nearly choked. I don't think day gleeson will call me though. :(

i'll send it to you if you give me your email but i don't want to post it on here for the whole wide applicant pool to see until i get my rejection letter.
but i'd actually be curious to know what you think, i really like yours.

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from: taesari
date: Feb. 5th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
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my email address is julianne.email@gmail.com

I'd love to see!

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