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Balance

Exultation, anguish, ferocity, and passion—life likes to highlight the extremes of emotion. While polarities do add vigor to our everyday lives, to be truly alive to feel these emotions depend on finding balance between life’s dichotomies. I am conveying this message through presenting ten pieces that show the progression and amalgamation of polar maximalist and minimalist elements. It is when one finds balance between extremes when they become the best version of themselves. 

 

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Chaos
Acrylic, ink, and collage on white card
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Silence
Acrylic on white card
Still
Acrylic on paper
Lost
Acrylic on paper
Worries
Acrylic and ink on paper
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Transition
Acrylic and ink on paper
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Embrace
Acrylic and ink on paper
Balance
Acrylic on canvas
Almost
Acrylic on canvas
Complete
Acrylic on canvas
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Color and Progression

One element crucial to conveying my theme is progression in size, medium, subject, and color scheme. My first pieces start out abstract and small, with little central focus and distinct, juxtaposing color schemes. “Chaos”, for example, is inspired by zentangles that represent full on abstract maximalism. “Silence”, in contrast, borrows “Chaos”’s contour lines but uses simple, minimalistic color choices. The medium sized middle pieces merges the two color schemes and focuses on and parts of the human body. This represents the the journey on finding balance between life’s extremes. The final pieces on large canvases represent the complete formation of the human self: both extremes are completely merged within each other, and the composition become more realistic. 

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