Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Scientific Panel Project: Complete

My final mounted Scientific Panel Project

Brief Artist's Statement:

            The initial inspiration for my scientific panel project was the bird of paradise flower.  Native to Africa, the bird of paradise propelled me to develop an African paradise theme throughout my piece.  The flower became the microcosm portion of my work.  Located to the left of this is the macrocosm section of my painting which is suggestive of an African landscape.  For the area of my panel that focuses on the Fibonacci sequence, I took inspiration from plant life and the natural growth patterns of vines and leaves. 
            When working I sought to achieve a pleasing aesthetic quality with an overall harmonious feeling.  To adhere to the given criteria, I incorporated many of the design elements taught to us in class.  I strived to achieve establish a foreground, middle ground, and background.  Also, through the use of striations, an imaginary light source, and varying values I hoped to create a sense of depth and perspective.

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