Clearly this work of art is very abstract. It has a variety of colors thanks to the drip paper scraps. It has a lot of black and white as well. I call this piece “the Strange News” because of the newspaper cut out that is visible. The largest visible element of art on my piece is line, while it also incorporates texture due to the wrinkled brown paper. My artwork is made from multiple types of media, we have different paper, different materials, and they all work together to blend the image. We used charcoal, ink, graphite, and a lot more art materials to create this image. We used a technique called layering so that we create beautiful blank lines on our paper with tape. There was no inspiration for this piece because I just freelanced it. My artwork does not express a personal or social issue, but, it did take some stress away as we just focused on creating the art. There are no emotions shown in this work. My goals as an artist are just to get rid of stress as we only have to focus on our piece of art. This artwork did help me reach that goal because I did in fact release stress.
I learned the layering technique while I made this work of art and I also learned how to use new materials like charcoal, ink, and various new paper types. This is what I imagined my artwork would come out to look like since it was abstract and we were given examples prior to starting. This art will influence my future works by giving me the experience of using new materials.
I find inspiration for most of my pieces from motivation to (slightly) change the world. My favorite pieces to create have the medium of recycled material. I often times prefer abstract art over any other form.