Artist Statement:

The subject of this photograph are my feet placed around lights and candles. To create this photos I wrapped my feet in christmas lights and placed candles around them. While editing this photo I adjusted some of the lighting. I chose to create this photo because I am really interested in Indian culture and their festivals/holidays. The material I used was my Canon Rebel digital camera, I then edited it using the iphoto app on my macbook. The elements of art that I used were color, shape, and value. The principles of design that I used were balance and harmony. The composition rules/ techniques that I used was formal balance. My project evolved because I wanted to use Indian culture and the festival of light, but I didn't know how I was going to get the message across in my photo. I decided to use lights and candles, which are commonly shown during the festive. The meaning behind this artwork is to observe the differences in people and peoples culture in order to learn who they truly are. This project relates to my life because I always love learning about different cultures and their traditions. If I could change anything about this photograph I would add more candles and details from Indian culture to improve upon my message.