Okay, so I am not a big fan of all of the drippy rain melted crayon art out there. I don’t like the millions of different versions of a couple kissing under the multi-colored rain. I wanted to experiment with crayon art and come up with something a little more original.
For this piece, I heated up the crayons with a blow dryer until the tips were dripping. I layered all the dots of colors into the shape of an octopus. Then I put the canvas on the stove to melt the colors together and make it flat. The color went everywhere and went a bit faster than I anticipated. So I painted black acrylic everywhere that the octopus wasn’t supposed to be in an attempt to contain the running colors.
Definitely a lot of trial and error but I love the colors I came up with!
The Civil War ended slavery. We don’t have slaves anymore, right? WRONG! 27,000,000 people are slaves today.
Last year at school, I saw a poster for an art contest promoting awareness for human trafficking. I decided to try it just for the challenge. I had to do some research because I wasn’t very educated on the topic. The numbers were terrifying! This is very much still an issue today.
So many people in this world struggle. This is a cheesy over used topic, but it’s an important one. In this piece, I wanted to show that if people would come together, we could fix so many problems in life and help people. The solution is present but is out of reach for the time being.
“Every artist was first an amateur.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love shoes, but not for the reason you probably think. You can tell a lot about a person by the shoes he/she wears.
I did this piece right after I graduated high school. This is the story of my high school life in shoe form. Each represents a significant event or memory and tells a story.