hand project

artist statement:

The subject of this artwork is a girl with a guy's hands wrapped around her back. The materials I used were watercolor paint, sharpie, ink and ink wash. I started out by sketching the hands and then I used pencil to outline the girls figure. I chose this artwork because I really liked the meaning behind the artwork which can have an individual message to different people. Some people may view this as a married couple hugging, while others may see this as a cheating husband with another woman. The elements of art that I used were color, texture and line. The principal of art that I used was contrast, movement and pattern.

The composition rules and technique that I used was formal balance because I placed the girl in the center of the paper with the hands directly in front of her. My project evolved because at was unsure of what I was going to do for a long time, but I really like the design that I chose.

The meaning behind the artwork is that some people could see this as a married couple or a cheating scene. This project relates to my life because I really like the idea of making conceptual art that can have multiple meaning. If I was going to go back in and change anything I would probably add more details into the zentangles.