Project: Acrylic This artwork is personal this time and I was inspired by my family's willow tree for when we have a spring reunion every year and it blooms next to the cherry blossoms. It was also underwater because of the Little Mermaid play that I was in this year and it is something I wanted to make to remind me of it. Even though the meaning is completely unrelated to the inspiration, it can be interpreted many ways. The meaning of this piece of artwork is, " Life finds a way to grow even in the darkest of places, beauty forms from the tiniest light shined to the deepest pits of the ocean. " All of it was to describe the innocence of life and how it always trumps other aspects. It wasn't 100 percent balanced and perfect, because I wanted to prove a point of how nature does it's own thing to break a grid for pictures and how the right angle will show a different kind of unity. This artwork expresses an issue in society, and that is we overlook the beauty in life. We are too busy plugged in that we never look up from our phones to enjoy it, so this tree represents all of the fun that you can have if you leave the technology behind. It is venturing into the unknown and living it that makes it even better when you don't have to share it with the entire world. I wanted to bring several things to life through this project by admiring the small things. When we ignore the bad and trudge through, being unplugged can make the moments all the more magical.
Project: Texture This artwork is super personal as there are 7 vines, 1 for each and every member of my family members in the household. The It was also kind of nice to have something to put my frustration and sadness into as I wanted to picture a happy and united family since we will get through it as a family, which helped me get through some issues and make something beautiful.I liked using the rule of phi to try and attempt this one, it is off centered so it looks more natural itself. I was able to look at trees in my yard as inspiration and I saw vines growing on the side of my great grandmothers house before it was knocked over. Family is very important to me, so I figured that working on a piece that was me would turn out a lot better. It says that something beautiful can grow out of nothing even in hardships as every family encounters them. I was able to create the colors to look promising and vibrant the show it must have stability to reach further to expand. The reason why it isn’t bigger and have longer vines is because us kids haven’t finished growing and we haven’t even got out of high school or elementary yet. I mixed a lot of colors, but the way I made the texture work is because I waited for the paint to get a bit crusty. I tried to input a sense of sadness and happiness with the ways that the color of the tree and the vines clashed and mixed so well to express those emotions. This piece really helped me with my emotions and this turned out a lot better than my original sketch.
Menelaus Morpho Polaroid Effect
Materials: Watercolor Paint, Watercolor Paper, Watercolor Board, and Micron pens.
Class: Spring Painting 2018
This piece is to help represent the choices and how they are always captured to affect others. Choices in my life have been made that I could wish away or change for the better. I see this as an image of hope and optimism with the colors and butterflies. I got the inspiration of them from Life is Strange and Until Dawn. I loved being able to use thirds in this piece and angling the polaroid to add more depth to there always is more than a 1000 words in a picture that isn’t in frame. I came back in with micron pens to add more depth and meaning to the watercolor piece so each detail could tell a possible outcome of millions.I tried to convey a moment of sadness, wonder, and curiosity with the teal and the blue green. This work expresses some of my current and past emotions, but everything that happens, happens for a reason and how you react is what affects your future. My goal was to create an old dusty polaroid picture of a Menelaus blue Morpho butterfly which would represent the future prophecies over life and how it works. I want the reader to be curious of time and why some of it is out of the frame. I also took a personal interest in some of the quotes from Edward Lorens, the father of the butterfly effect. Plus lately has been very awful and depressing so I wish I could change one tiny thing to fix everything that happened from a choice many many weeks ago. I brought history to life with the sketch with all the quotes such as one from Steven Hawking that in depth gave it another meaning.
You're My Crystal Gem
Materials: Watercolor Paint and Acrylic Paint on Water, Acrylic Paper.
Class: Spring Painting 2018 Year: 2018
My artwork is supposed to bring together the clash of two of my favorite video games that are getting remastered and they are something that my Mom and I used to bond over when it was just her and I before my brother. It was nice and relaxing before moving around a lot and before I gained two dogs and four siblings. This brings me back so I wanted to mostly base this off of thirds and make it wok off center and not as connected as it seems, I wanted the colors to contrast a lot by bringing both personalities together. I made this artwork from acrylic paper and using watercolor as the base background to make the acrylic pop out more. I was inspired by For this Project I was able to think of an idea because I was playing Crash Bandicoot to relax and got a notification on Facebook about a remastered Spyro. A lot of games from my past have been started to get remastered.My goal was to bring myself some good memories of my past and this piece brings them to me. I was able to learn how to thin acrylic paint and work from light to dark like you’ve been stating the entire semester. I learned a new way to use it too, I used my watercolor brush that I bought to see if I mixed enough water that it might mix some more.