Abstract Art

  1. Describe your project

My project is a form of abstract art. You see a stream of crayola crayons dripping down the canvas with the word grow highlighted at the bottom. To me it’s sorta like the crayons dripping are continuously growing and me as a person I feel like I am always continuously growing. Even at the roughest times, I always want to grow in some kind of way.

  1. What knowledge did you already have about the project before you started?

I had just knew that the crayons were made of of wax and once anything wax getting heated it starts leaking. Also, I knew what materials I needed and what techniques to test out so I could have made up my final decision come time for the final project.

  1. What new skill did you want to learn coming into the project?

Going into this project I wanted to learn how to be in control of the crayons. What that means is the way the crayons dripped and how much they dripped I wanted to be determined by me. I did not just want to make a blob of colors.

  1. Did you accomplish this goal?

Yes, I have accomplished this goal and I loved completing this project. If, I could I would do this again.

  1. How do you know you accomplished the goal? If you didn’t accomplish the goal, why do you think that is?

I am very pleased with what I created and I’m not just saying that as a settlement. I really love what I have created. I love the feedback that I have been getting as well. When you look at something and really admire it that’s how you know that you have created something well and I feel as though I am going to actually use this piece and hang it somewhere.

  1. What other skill(s) did you learn along the way?

I learned that when melting the crayons it was better not to hold the heat gun too close to the crayons because this would created blobs of the colors to come out. Whereas what I had to do was hold the heating gun away and on an angle to get just drips to come out of the crayons.  

  1. What are you most proud of in this project?

I am most proud that I have completed the project only because it seemed like I kept hesitating about my ideas. I knew that I wanted to do something with melting crayons, but I was so unsure about the concept behind what I was actually going to do. Now, that I have created this piece I am so proud that I finished it, it’s on time, and I am so proud of what I have done.

  1. What would you do differently if you had to do the project over again?

If I had to do this project over again the only thing that I would change is maybe trying to do a different picture. Maybe, I would try to make an actual picture instead of just lines. I would learn how to use a different method in regards to making the crayons move different ways.