06 June 2011
Unfortunately, this picture also inspired me to buy a new camera. It will help me take better pictures but I still need to learn how to use it better. We will see where all this leads me, but I think it will really nice.
In this piece, I captured the gentle and soft form of wind, showing it twist and curl, the metal wire helping to emphasize such. The Japanese symbol for wind was a center point of this piece, and looked as if it was emanating the wind. This piece truly changed my investigation to its new direction.
I chose riots for the topic of my piece because of its significance to my investigation; chaos and control. Riots are sometimes a paradox, like when people are trying to overthrow the government because there is chaos to gain control. This is the first piece I used watercolor in and I am very happy with the results, becasue of the blending of the color, but at the same time the colors contrast eachother in shade.
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.
02 June 2011
I found some success in this piece through the use of watercolor, which I have found to be one of my stronger mediums that I employ in my work. The figure reflected in this mirror show greater depth than I have been able to achieve in my work previously and this use of media draws attention to it as the focal point. It shows a progression in the ideas used for my investigation and my precision with media, which is important to me as an artist. These two reasons make this piece an important one in terms of the development of my work.
This was the piece I created for the "Multiple Views" assignment. I chose this piece because it sparked my idea and chosen style for my investigation. I realized that drawing contour lines and outlines of subjects are what I'm best at, and, because of my advocacy for good workmanship, the pieces look very clean and have crisp lines. The overlapping of subjects makes for a very strong composition. After completing this piece, I concluded that I would continue modeling my upcoming investigation pieces after this piece.