My artwork is a representation of my shadow portrait/profile. This portrait is displayed next to a window view. My artwork looks like my portrait is viewing a world beyond constraints of the window and longs to be at one with nature. The title of my artwork is Optimistic Reflections. The elements of art incorporated in my work include line, shape, and colour. Geometric shapes and a variation of lines (diagonal, wavy, etc.) were used for the patterns/zentangles. Organic shapes/ free flowing shapes were incorporated to produce the portrait shadow outline. The colour of the collaged images represents my optimistic personality. As well, the dark purple background represents a gloomier atmosphere which my positive portrait is attempting to eliminate. …show more content…
For example, my name is featured and collaged within the artwork. This artwork is busy and therefore, accurately represents me because my mind is constantly filled with thoughts. The portrait outline symbolizes my physical presence as an artist but, shows that the portrait is filled with these smaller images that come together to make me the person that I am. The message of my artwork is about having hope and never giving up. For example, surrounding yourself with internal positive thoughts will bring out the best in you. My identity contrasts with the background (a symbol of the outside world). It is the idea of colour vs. black and white. This colour contrast shows that my identity shines in any circumstance. My artwork represents this message because it demonstrates the qualities of patience and that art is a creative process. It also shows that it may take a few times and/or drafts to create any artwork, but that in the end, it was due to patience and techniques that the final product is …show more content…
I learned how to effectively use mixed media and how to incorporate may principles and elements of art within an artwork. The final product is indeed what I envisioned. Although, as my ideas developed, I added a window frame outline to the background. This gives the artwork another aspect to view and it adds to the mixed media effect. This piece will influence my future artworks because I have honed my skills and techniques of art. I hope to be able to apply these wonderful skills to many more artworks to
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Artists have many ways of conveying meaning using visual language. It is through the structural elements of a painting that responders are invited to discover the layers of deeper meaning and concept that may be present within any given work. Elements of visual language such a signs and symbols, colour tone and composition are used to further explore and develop the ideas which the artist wishes to express SENTENCE ABOUT WHICH ARTWORKS YOURE TALKING ABOUT AND HOW GR8 THEY ARE.
Every year I look back on the previous and I see how much I have changed. I see the friends I have gained and lost. The heartbreak and the happiness. Despite how rough times have gotten, it has truly made me stronger. Everything has shaped who I am today, it has shaped my identity. Identity is a complex topic because it consists of changeable and unchangeable traits and outside internal influences; my own identity has been shaped by going from private to public school, young life camp, and my current friends.
My cultural identity, as I know is Mexican American because both my parents are born in Mexico and I was born here. I can also be defined as a Chicana because that is another way used to call a Mexican American. My culture can be seen in so many different ways like for example it can be seen in food, music, religion, dance, art, festivals, and even more. Most of these traditions have changed a little bit over time as they were brought to the U.S. What I mean by that is that some of those traditions were brought from Mexico, and had a little change into them because they were combined with some traditions that have already been here in the U.S.
Most people call me Colby, but on the field i'm know as number 40. Soccer has been a part of my life since I was 3, my 12 years of experience have influenced how I act, what I eat and most aspects of my life-like who I hang out with and what I dislike. In the United states especially, sports are a huge part of everyone's cultural identity. With all this in mind I would call my cultural identity a soccer game. It can change in a blink of the eye but is consistent through life.My family is like the other players, education is like the field and my hobbies are like the ball.
What is my cultural identity? Personally, I don’t think I am completely assured on what my cultural identity is, but I can do my best on explaining it. However, I won’t get started on that yet, first I’ll explain the occasion of me learning about my identity. At almost the beginning of the year, it was announced in our English class that we would be doing an essay on our cultural identities. When my teacher announced this I thought to myself, “What in the world is a cultural identity, or even my cultural identity?” In these months, we have gotten to learn the definition of culture, and what it means to us, individually., I believe that culture means a group of people that share the same customs, way of life, and beliefs. Also, over these last couple of months we have been reading texts all about people knowing and understanding their cultural identities, meanwhile I still didn’t understand my own. All I know is that I was born on February 11, 2002, I like movies and music, and my mom is from Chile and my Dad is from Virginia. Now that didn’t feel like enough for me to write on, but then I started thinking about all of the cultural differences that my parents have had raising me as a person, and how those have all combined to make me. In my short 15 years of life, the culture clashes have sometimes affected me on my thoughts and opinions, which I’ll talk about later on. As well as how movies and music have affected my perspectives and opinions.
I've never really thought about the way I right and what might it be affect by the way I perceive things. Currently as of right now my writing identity I would way is free writing. Writing about my problems or the conflicts I have endorsed really helps me open my eyes to see that my problems are not that overwhelming. They might feel like they are at the moment, but in a bigger perspective they are nothing. I was introduced to this writing a very young age. My parents divorce when I was a child. I when from being this highly active kid to keeping to him self and not caring. My 3rd grade teach sat me down and told me to write what I was feeling and why I was feeling this way and how I could resolve the situation. Well I sat there and I wrote away and mid way throw I realized that my problems are not that overwhelming why should I be gloomy and
The pencil liberates my stresses and sorrows. Bare and unimpeded, my mind is able to isolate itself from anything that was happening in my life. At my art table, which is merely an escape from reality, my curiosity is able to wander. Within this room, five blank canvas's look in on me as I become a mold of my imagination. A step inside my world develops into a sea of color and exploration. The vibrancy of the walls resonates throughout. Over the years, my room has served as my oasis. It’s my escape from monotonous and mundane routines. It’s my exploration of another side of me. I observe such works of art almost as much as I create. Taking notice of my classmates’ innovations and inspired by their creativity, my paintbrush begins to alleviate stress. I strive to produce pieces others will appreciate, but often find myself to be the true admirer. My pride, in this world, is driven simply by my own curiosity to express myself. I credit this side of me as the “passion” that supplements my insane drive for success. This passion has sparked critical thinking in me as well as how I see failure. Life is a blank canvas and you can truly draw whatever you want, and if you fail, you start over and don’t make that same mistake again! Hard work takes ideas quite far, but true success is derived from ingenuity and the generation of
Most artists express themselves through their work: their choices of creative projects, their development of projects, and the individual inner artist as an underlying basis for their work. All artists create with pure devotion to esthetically pleasing an audience, a client, a customer or ultimately aesthetic pleasure for a viewer or listener.
The work is a colorful representation of the past as well as the future showing all aspects of life. There was no detail information on this collage of title work other than the name, but it spoke to me and I had to share this with the class. If you didn’t know anything about art, this work would get your attention and show you the past and take you forward into today. The complimentary colors used in this display has a smooth earthly tone, but as you view the artwork it has a very pleasant, comforting feel as you view the mellow soft colors displayed in this design. This type of work has vivid elements, it really get your
A person’s state of mind and their emotions can be expressed in numerous ways without a word ever being spoken. In writing, a poet may share their heartbreak through verse, while a musician will spread their joy and happiness through melody. A photographer may express a moment of beauty and awe through a vibrant image, while an artist can use paint to silently convey turmoil using dark colors or shadow. Taking a more in depth look into the visual arts, it is evident that artists will often use their artwork, such as paintings, to convey an autobiographical account of different, but poignant periods in their lives. Some will paint their bare souls on to the canvas, leaving little to contemplated. Others make their loneliness and sadness subtle,
The series branches off from me exploring my pain, to recovery, to now exploring art itself. My strokes, color themes, and techniques all have different variations to them, but they all focus on one main subject: myself. I specifically incorporated myself into the series because I believe there is nothing I understand better than myself. There are concepts I came up with about the world around me, and I want to channel them to others in unique ways. I started my series off realistically, and then began to deconstruct their forms because it allowed me more space to incorporate my ideas. My aim in my art is to capture the attention of my viewers first. That way, I can extract an appreciation of my execution from the audience and then compel them to explore what I am trying to convey. Some are dark, some are pleasant, some are humorous, and some are idiosyncratic, and they all are beginnings to something more
I am truly proud of my background and how it has formed my identity. My background consists of me being Portuguese. I could not be any more thankful for how greatly my background has impacted my life into what it is now. It has helped me gain many friends that I am still very close to and gain interests that have started since I was a child. Simply experiencing my family’s numerous customs and traditions is why I love to express that I am Portuguese. It has given me the opportunity to visit Portugal every year during each summer where I fall in love with the country each time. Being Portuguese has taught me many lessons throughout life that I will continue to pass on for future generations of my family.
"A picture can paint a thousand words." I found the one picture in my mind that does paint a thousand words and more. It was a couple of weeks ago when I saw this picture in the writing center; the writing center is part of State College. The beautiful colors caught my eye. I was so enchanted by the painting, I lost the group I was with. When I heard about the observation essay, where we have to write about a person or thing in the city that catches your eye. I knew right away that I wanted to write about the painting. I don’t know why, but I felt that the painting was describing the way I felt at that moment.