06 June 2011

Tourist vs. Terror - Stephanie

     
      The main idea I hoped to represent in my piece was how Mexico is more than the beautiful architecture tourists come to see. There are many streets and areas which are extremely dangerous and poverty stricken. I utilized the colors of the Mexican flag: red, green, and white, to create a unity across my piece. Also, I wished to use a more interesting composition than a simple rectangular canvas, so I glued multiple panes together. I utilized the bright happy yellow ink to represent the tourist sites, and dark melancholy blue ink to create an image of despair and violence. Together there is a stark contrast between the two, yet the similar color scheme unifies the piece.

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