Final Art Project
I’m working on my final art project. This is based on the image I posted in my Final Art Analysis. I was supposed to steal a technique from the artist I analyzed, and I think it’ll be pretty apparent what I chose to mimic.
The artist in question was Darrell Black. I felt that his piece was very emotional, portraying different messages and emotions through the use of shape and color while still making it look like face.
I wanted to know, what would it look like on a whole body? Well, I decided to make a whole body version. It’s still a work in progress, but I wanted to portray the size of the thing in the images below.
We’ll start from an ant’s point of view (this was put on Instagram first):
The materials are pastel on fine sandpaper. I experimented with this material, but didn’t end up using it, when I made my self-portrait earlier in class. It’s pretty intense. I mix the pastel a little bit with my finger, but I have to be certain not to press to hard when I do it. I actually scraped my index finger until it bled before I realized what I was doing. I didn’t notice it bleeding until I washed the pastel off my hands mid way through class. So, I have to be very light.
I’m ready for my clse-up Mr. Demille:
My teacher thought my vision was very interesting. See, the piece by Darrell Black got me thinking about emotional reactions to things. I’m not entirely sure why I picked this pose, but I think its because it’s almost a reaction in itself. A reaction to reaching or joy. To me, each body part has a certain emotional reaction attached to it. I guess other people never really feel or think about that. But, to me, my head is a different emotional reaction, and other people’s heads, then say my right hand, or others, my butt, my leg, etc. Mom and my teacher were a little intrigued by that. I thought it was normal.