FRESHMAN, PRE INTERIOR DESIGN, COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES
TRAVELING ON, AUDREY FLACK:
Entering into the second semester of Freshmen year pursuing Interior Design as my major, we were assigned a project where we would have to select a painting from an artist we were assigned. I was instantly drawn to the abstract pieces of my artist, Audrey Flack. Audrey Flack, an artist who grew her career in the 1950’s creating abstract paintings, was later known for her photorealistic paintings as well as different mediums such as sculpture and photography. Traveling On, created in 1950’s, was the piece I chose from the earlier part of her career. The painting showcases variation of color, movement, and shapes that is impactful to the viewer as their eye moves from one section to the next. I chose this intricate piece for the use of different tones and shades of colors as the challenge of the project was to not use white and black acrylic paint. Once I painted the shade closest to my reference photo, I would punch a .5 by .5” cube of the watercolor paper I painted and glue it the section of the enlarged painting (blown up to be at least 4’ on one side) on Styrofoam Insulation board which resulted in 6,000 tiny squares to complete the painting.
5”x 5” watercolor paper cubes painted with acrylics
Pasted on Styrofoam Insulation board
30” x 48”
Last Updated: July 24, 2018