So many people, especially in third world countries go for days without having access to clean water and are forced to ration it out. Water is something that many Americans take for granted. For my project I chose to represent wasted water and how Americans are not taking into consideration that it is not an unlimited source. I wanted to bring awareness by creating this sculpture. With the recent hurricanes that have occurred, I thought what better than to do a project on water. Not only is water now sparse in third world countries but now in our nation.
An insight I gained was that sometimes your project will not always go as planned. However, using practice and patience I was able to finish my project in a perfect amount of time. I also learned that if you have an idea for something, stick to your instinct and try as hard as you can to achieve the outcome that you want. I am more appreciative towards art because I see that the true meaning behind the piece is more important than how it physically looks. I want to continue developing into an artist. I think I am a mere amateur and I hope to achieve higher artistic skills.
As I am heading off to college I want to still be exposed to art all around. I want to continue looking around me for art, since everything can be art.
I think I did a good job coming up with a solution for sticking the tears together. I was also able to find a way to paint the tears blue without all of the paint rubbing off. If I did this again, I would spend a little more time perfecting my teardrop shapes. I think that they were a unique size and I wish I could have painted them more detailed. Work in this course connects with other classes in the sense that we were addressing issues. All the time, especially in history class we are talking about what is wrong with the world. Which, to me, is fascinating.