Acrylic on Canvas 11"x14"
This is a split image project we did in my design class. We had to show 2 opposite images side by side, but with something linking the 2 together. My theme is weapons, so I chose to do a nuclear explosion. I went with the idea of the explosion being violent, showing intense heat and light, and being linked to death. In the second image I wanted to accentuate serenity, cool calm colors, and the idea of life in balance with its environment. I used a reference photo for the bomb, but I used the bomb as a reference for the tree. I didn't want the tree to look too realistic, but more of an idea. I give much credit to Jorge Benitez for helping me approach how to paint the explosion with a blinding usage of light.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
For this assignment, we had to create an object using primarily text. My theme has been weapons this semester so I chose to go with the macabre...the axe. I wanted to do something a little sinister, so I chose to make the text about Lizzie Borden the famous axe murderer from the late 1800's/early 1900's. The text is a dark nursery rhyme that manifested out of the popularity of the murders. It goes, 'Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. And when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.' I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.