Title

The Sequence x 3 [Graphic Design]

Presenting Author Name/s

Danielle Page

Faculty Advisor

Kenneth FitzGerald

Presentation Type

Artwork

Disciplines

Art and Design | Graphic Design

Description/Abstract

Artist Statement

My mural piece, “The Sequence,” was inspired by the famous pop and graffiti artist, Keith Haring. I’ve adopted his spontaneous style throughout the years of my art experience. However, while growing up in Richmond, Virginia, I was also inspired by various murals across the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. My observation of these murals firsthand has also contributed to my artistic style, making it more of a contemporary representation of Haring’s art. I appreciate using vibrant colors, bold lines, portraits, and combining body elements.

When I design these murals, I take life traumatizing experiences and make them into a series. The reason for choosing this sensitive topic is because the audience will personally receive a glimpse of the artist’s thoughts, ideas, and feelings. It also helps the audience understand the artist within her greatest expressive form. This mural is a representation of a friend who suffered through a toxic relationship that included drugs, obsession, and even abuse. I wanted the audience to experience this emotional rollercoaster vicariously.

The materials I used for this mural were wood, sharpie, and acrylic paint. I chose the medium wood because it was an abstract representation of the turbulent relationship that was experienced. The reasons for choosing sharpies and acrylic paint are rational and clear. These materials stand out and show contrast. I enjoyed painting this mural tremendously, and I am grateful that my professor, Kenneth Fitzgerald, selected me to participate in this Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Session Title

Art Exhibit

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Art Gallery

Start Date

2-2-2019 8:00 AM

End Date

2-2-2019 12:30 PM

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Feb 2nd, 8:00 AM Feb 2nd, 12:30 PM

The Sequence x 3 [Graphic Design]

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Art Gallery

Artist Statement

My mural piece, “The Sequence,” was inspired by the famous pop and graffiti artist, Keith Haring. I’ve adopted his spontaneous style throughout the years of my art experience. However, while growing up in Richmond, Virginia, I was also inspired by various murals across the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. My observation of these murals firsthand has also contributed to my artistic style, making it more of a contemporary representation of Haring’s art. I appreciate using vibrant colors, bold lines, portraits, and combining body elements.

When I design these murals, I take life traumatizing experiences and make them into a series. The reason for choosing this sensitive topic is because the audience will personally receive a glimpse of the artist’s thoughts, ideas, and feelings. It also helps the audience understand the artist within her greatest expressive form. This mural is a representation of a friend who suffered through a toxic relationship that included drugs, obsession, and even abuse. I wanted the audience to experience this emotional rollercoaster vicariously.

The materials I used for this mural were wood, sharpie, and acrylic paint. I chose the medium wood because it was an abstract representation of the turbulent relationship that was experienced. The reasons for choosing sharpies and acrylic paint are rational and clear. These materials stand out and show contrast. I enjoyed painting this mural tremendously, and I am grateful that my professor, Kenneth Fitzgerald, selected me to participate in this Undergraduate Research Symposium.