When looking at my work, you see a small beautiful red pumpkin that meets the eye. This is no regular pumpkin it has white dots that branch across the small pumpkin, with a bright green leaf at the stem. This specific piece shows my hard work and the beauty of it. How something ordinary can change and become more beautiful. To make this wonderful piece I used clay, sculpting tools, and acrylic paint. I used the clay to create the pumpkin shape, by rolling some into a ball. After the ball, I made the stem and leaf, but to get the detail that I wanted I had to use the sculpting tools. They helped create the lines that I needed to separate the clay and create humps. Lastly, with the paint, I used red, white, and green. When creating my work I rolled the clay into a ball. Then I put clay around a wire so that I can hold the shape of it leaning. I let it dry so that it can stay together, then decided to add a leaf. Finally, I began to paint, I started with white as the base coat then added the red so it can be more vibrant. I then added the white dots all around the pumpkin and finally painted the leaf green with some white to make it pop.
To create this artwork I was inspired by an artist that I studied in my previous project. I studied Yayoi Kusama a Japanese artist that loves dots. When looking at her work I gravitated towards the pumpkins more and decided to re-create and add my own twist to her original design. When doing this project I had a lot of trial and error but,I realized that you need patience, also a good structure. With having a good foundation for your work it will help everything go more smoothly. As I continued to work on this piece I learned a new technique that helps me the rest of the way. It was having the newspaper to help create texture and take away excess clay. As t neared the end I grew proud of my unplanned leaf and how it pulled the pumpkin together. For this project, I don’t think that I would want to change anything. I liked the way that my idea came together in the end. I learned that I liked adding my style to a previously own idea by a famous artist. With me adding my style to the original and seeing the difference showed me what I can achieve.
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