What Is Love ?

Artist Statement:

The subject of this photograph is my sister Laura and my dog Henry. To create this photo I painted my sister's cheek with a red heart and had her sit next to my dog on our couch. While editing this photo I used color selection to have the whole image in black and white except for the painted heart on my sister's cheek. I chose to create this photo because I wanted to capture what love was and I love both my sister and my dog a lot so it was really meaningful to me. The material I used was my phone camera, I then edited it using the iphoto setting on my laptop. The elements of art that I used were color and texture. The principles of design that I used contrast and emphasis. The composition rules/ techniques that I used was informal balance. My project evolved because I had to take multiple shots and it was difficult to get my dog to sit still while I was taking the photo. Then I edited it using photoshop and the iphone editor on my laptop. The meaning behind this image is to love everyone and spread love and happiness wherever you go. This project relates to my life because it is of my sister and my dog whom I love very much. If I could change anything about this photograph I would photoshop out the window in the background or take the photo in a different location.