I finally finished my painting! Any last words before I mount it?!
Monday, December 10, 2012
My design work is a representation of the Fibonacci sequence, a microcosm, and a macrocosm all unified together in a harmonious abstracted composition. My overall theme for this design is mother hood and raising a child as it grows in the proportions of fibonacci numbers. I chose to paint an embryo in a woman’s stomach to render the process of nature growing in the pattern of the Fibonacci sequence. The golden mean is represented through the hidden spiral made from the round pregnant stomach to the abstracted shaded area in the baby. A microcosm is represented through the sections of a close up texture of a dog’s nose. A dog can be a motherly animal and its nose is a key sense used to help care for their children. I have displayed the environment of a playground which will eventually take part in the embryo’s life to incorporate a macrocosm. Breaking up the values and abstracting the objects in this piece was very challenging for me. I got myself too caught up in creating the detail and reality in the work but then, I relaxed and thought more abstractly. This helped me render a conceptual design that resonates some sense of reality through the use of striations to depict depth, shading and a two-point perspective.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I feel overwhelmed. Since i take FOREVER to paint, i have a fear of not being able to finish this project in time and have enough time to work and study for my other classes. The only thing getting me through this week is the thought that winter break is almost herrreeee! :DDD
Monday, November 26, 2012
"The mind which plunges into Surrealism, relives with burning excitement the best part of childhood."- Andre Breton
To think surrealistic you must think creatively like a child. If you think about it, we must have made up a million dream-like landscapes in our minds as we were kids without even knowing. To be a surrealistic artist you must channel in with your fun, playful and creative childhood.
So cool! I want to live in this and make it my own cave. Its also very beautiful!