School: Nikiski Middle/High School
Has your art ever subconsciously been telling something to you in the process of making it? Didn’t realize it until two weeks after it was complete? That’s what this piece did to me. When I started this piece I was just trying to have some fun with acrylic painting, and I wasn’t exactly sure what I was “going for.” A couple weeks after I had finished the painting I was sitting in my kitchen looking at it, perched up on the easel… and then I noticed something. This painting gave me a feeling about life and it’s worth. The monochromatic tone gave essence and emphasis to light and dark, or in this case solace (light), and melancholy (dark). I thought about how life starts and as a child grows, as time stretches, you reach more tensions and problems through life. As the painting stretches away from your eyes, life/time goes on and more problems show, but as the quote says, “There’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” As life goes on, you see more light, and dark with it… but at the end, there’s the source of light or absolution. The moon could resemble retirement, or maybe even just the end of life; it all depends on you. One last thing, you see those stars? They appear further away from your eyes than the moon, but why the stars? Perhaps they resemble the human soul, faith, and hope. Or perhaps the stars could represent the afterlife… it’s all subjective, but that’s just how I seen it.