Throughout my 2D Design class, all the skills I have learned have allowed me to obtain the knowledge to create a surrealistic panel that incorporated a microcosm, a macrocosm, and the Fibonacci sequence. Along with these requirements, the criteria also includes the use of striations to portray volume and depth. We also were to use tempra paint as our medium.
I faced several struggles when creating my piece. Getting accustomed to the paint and the proper way to maneuver it on the bristol paper proved to be a challenge but I feel with concentration and commitment, it came out successfully.
Creating my concept was also a feat that proved challenging. I often paint buildings and cityscapes in my doodling but, with my teacher’s insightfulness, came to realize that the theme I had chosen could be a psychological struggle or yearning. My concept is that of country-styled elements, with my macrocosm being a farm house in the distance, my microcosm depicting a close-up of an apple, and the Fibonacci sequence in the form of a cat’s bristly tail. Perhaps my yearning for my quiet home after a busy semester in the city is reflected in this piece.
I feel that my piece resonates with a sense of serenity and peace. This painting, unlike many of my other works, visually incorporates elements of life and nature that are calmer than tall, intimidating skyscrapers and busy cars bustling by. I quiet enjoy the concept I have come up with and feel that despite it being a different theme for me, it is one that is reflective of myself and the feelings that I have. I feel as though the final product is successful and that I was able to overcome the challenges that this project brought. Hopefully I can continue to put a little “me” into all aspects of my art.