Final ARTS 1010 Printmaking Project

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These are images from my completed printmaking project from last semester. It’s entitled pedestals and it is a series of prints that show the light side and the dark side of the pedestals that I find myself places upon, whether by others or by myself. I was thrilled with the final product because all the trial and error really paid off. The hanging style with the mirror was also extremely polished looking.

Pretty much everything I did strengthened the piece. The only issue was some people felt the green cross-legged person looked like a man instead of a woman. I, however, didn’t see this. From the silouhettes to the collage backgrounds to the color palette everything worked togther to create piece that was though-provoking and harmonious. I would strive to have this piece shown in exhibition outside of the classroom setting to see how well it would be recieved.

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L is for Love

Acrylic Paint, Found Words, Ballpoint Pen, Red Fabric

I really  love this piece. It is one of my favorite collages and it is also one of my oldest. I created this in 2008 while I was still in high school but the composition and relevancy has aged well. I started this mixed media image by color blocking blue and green paint. I liked the haphazard effect. The rest was inspired by the found image of the girl with flowers. I think she was originally from a sketchers advertisement by I appropirated her to represent the teen girls search for love.

The petals were the final touch and I feel they give a lot of movement to the work. Its quite small only¬† 6″ x 4″ on watercolor paper. I use it as a jumping point for a lot of my later work because I felt it was so successful. Its still hanging up in my house today.

Fascination with Frog Prince

 

Tissue Paper, Acrylic Paint, and Found Images

This is the second collage in a set of three. I have always had a fascination with the stories like the ugly duckling, the frog prince, and other transformatistoreis. This series follows the quest of the prince while he is a frog.

The other two pieces are titled the Frog Prince Meets the Wicked Witch, and The Frog Prince Meets the Dragon. All three have the same strict color scheme with rather abstract backgrounds and the found images of the frog. The pictures came from a magazine, but the inspiration came from tissue paper.

I would love to take these relatively small originals (3″x3″) and blow them up to be really large so the viewer could feel as small as the prince. At the moment the viewer can’t really relate to the viewer because the image is so small and that frustrates me.

I will upload the other two images at some point, but I haven’t found time to take my sketchbook to the scanner at the library. That may need to become a priority for next week.