Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fortune Cookie Inspired Collage

Materials used: Sharpie, pen, acrylic paint, watercolor, colored tissue paper

   We were given 10 fortune cookies, and had to use our fortunes to create a collage! Most of my fortunes had to do with staying calm, being patient, and being comfortable. Also, one of the "Speak Chinese" words was "house", and that's what gave me the house idea.
   A home should be a comfortable, safe place. With this piece I wanted to express how much I love my own home, it's my only true sanctuary from the world. The second I get home after a long day and put my bag down, I feel a calm settle over me. In my house, I can truly focus on the positive: my patience, my genuine happiness, my comfort. I hope that everyone has a true home that they can depend on for comfort and safety, regardless if it's an actual house or not!

Pop Art Print

Materials used: Sharpie and acrylic paint, rubber stamp

     To me, the word "pop" doesn't only mean "popular", but also "exciting" and "bright". This project was simple but fun, and I got to take advantage of BIC and Sharpie's old and new colors! I wanted something vibrant and fun, but also strange with "off" elements in it. I didn't want just a happy rainbow mess. The stamp of the eyeball I made was to represent the Third Eye, a spiritual concept of an all-seeing, all-conscious eye that lies within all of us. If you would like to learn more about the idea of the Third Eye, check out this great and clear explanation HERE 

Celebrity Artx3 Collage

               Materials used: sharpie, acrylic paint, gesso, pen, magazine cut outs and glue

    When I think of celebrities and the "glamorous life" that they appear to live, I think of scandal, ruined lives, unstable people and drugs. Fame screws people up tremendously, and if a person is in the spotlight, the entire world sees their mistakes. It's hard to live a comfortable, stable life, when a person is always on the move and using up every bit of their energy to entertain. I sympathize with those who can handle this lifestyle.