concentration #2

Artist Statement:

The subject of this print is lily pads and water lilies. The materials I used were printing ink and oil paint sticks. To create this print I first made a linoleum print and then I used the print as a outline for the waterlilies and flowers it the painting. I chose to create this print because I wanted to stay with my concentration of flowers and plants and I wanted to experiment using a material that I don't use very often. The elements of art that I used were color and texture. The principles of design that I used were pattern and balance. The composition rules/ techniques that I used were informal balance. This project relates to my life because I really like flowers and I was learning about impressionist artist in art history class and I was inspired by Salvador Dali's Starry Night painting. The meaning behind this print is to see the beautiful things in the world and be inspired by them. If I could change anything about this print I would change the shapes of the flowers.