Mainah Sculpture

Artist Statement:

The subject of this sculpture is Portland Head Light. The materials that I used were acrylic paint and a fishing buoy. The elements of art that I used were color, line and shape. The principals of design that I used were proportion/ scale and balance. The composition rule that I used was formal balance because I balance all around the buoy so that one side doesn't look heavier than another. My project evolved as I continued to work on it because when I first started I know I wanted to paint Portland Head Light, but I didn't know exactly how I wanted in to look because the buoy is round so I wanted to make sure every part looked balanced. This project relates to my life because I have always loved going to see and walk around Portland Head Light. If I was going to change anything about this sculpture I would add more detail into the houses; such as windows and doorways.