In this piece I worked with materials to build dimensions. I played with rearranging, cutting, glueing, and forming them into different abstractions. I realized in this project that I find it hard to glue down and solidify the project. I love changing the final look of my projects. From this project I also started thinking more about how I can use that to continue to change the project instead of keeping it the same every time. In this project I worked with spray paint, vellum, paper, and different compositions. I worked with the concept of not finishing the piece to be in a border, but something other than a rectangle, square, or other shape but shapes on top of each other instead. I want people to think about layers with this project. I also want them to think about the relationship between the shapes, lines, and values. I used two different techniques from making one composition and cutting it into parts and making one piece it's separate composition and then laying it on as a separate layer and consistently moving around pieces to find how I preferred the lines and shapes to work together in space.
I started with the idea of using layers to describe a space. I played with paper, vellum, paint, chalk, markers, ink. I explored basic elements like lines, shapes, and values to create more dimension while in a two dimensional platform. I think about this in relation to stress and how things can add up to become bigger problems. When you are looking closely everything can get confusing and look difficult, but stepping back and looking on the outside it gets simpler. I think stress builds up in my life from my base (outside, easy shapes, basic things) and then it becomes harder to manage things because I will say yes to things I don't really need to add to my plate without analyzing them, this is what makes things become difficult. (inside, messy). I aim to find balance in my life which translates to my artwork. When I am in the inside of all the things making me feel stressed, it feels difficult, like I don't know which way to turn or how to handle anything. When I can step back and step outside of all those things, I realize that it is not that bad, it's not so hard, and I am not the only one dealing with stress. After stepping back I feel better and can control my emotions and just get everything done as it comes.