Title of Art Piece: Past and Present
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Melitina Uta
School: Nikiski Middle/High School
How does this perspective make you feel? small in a big world? may I dare even say – sad or under pressure? or perhaps do you feel the opposite?
Hello, my name is Maletina Uta, and this piece that you’re looking at today is meant to help you see the negative in life. Yes, I know that may sound quite odd. Since we’re always told to look at the positive side of things, but how are we even supposed to deal with negative?
I thought you could use something to reflect on. I used the chess for an example of life. The pawn is used as a focus point of the piece as it represents you, the observer. its suppose to invoke a feeling of being small and looked down upon (probably figuratively and literally). now think about the pawn and its purpose, it can only go forward and attack sideways, very much like us. Pushing though till the end, then only to be replaced and disregarded. Plus the fact that they don’t do anything cool like the knight or even the queen.
That’s the next line to talk about, the rest of the chess pieces. sometimes it seems like everyone else can do something cool and awesome unlike you. I tried to use them as the fellow peers that you look up to or just people around in general. Or maybe it’s not about you, maybe it’s something larger than you. Like war, oppression, religion and such as. there is a bigger world out there, and we all feel a little small and restricted sometimes.
This wraps up my art piece, basically, I just want you to focus on your life or something else to reflect and improve.
Artwork Dimensions: 12X17
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